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Looking for a sweet break to the routine? Join the local businesses of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce for Chocolate Week 2020! Chocolate Week is a regional tradition featuring a series of offers, activities and events that include Valentine’s Day and President’s Day Weekend. This popular event was created over a decade ago to encourage out of area visitors as well as serving local residents. Keeping the focus on simple pleasures that tie in with cozy mid winter escapes, the Southern Ocean County Chamber coordinates local businesses and organizations to extend special promotions, offers and classes that are being to create a sweet vibe throughout the Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey Shore from Barnegat, Long Beach Island, Stafford and Tuckerton and Little Egg Harbor from February 8-16. With offerings that warm up winter, Chocolate Week events will help build an itinerary for visiting friends and family as well as vacationers. A good place to start for all 21 and over is the Southern Ocean Made Surf and Sip Brew Trail featuring offerings and events from four local craft breweries as well as surf experience related galleries, shops and hands on exhibits to keep that summer feeling coming throughout the winter.

Check out our LBICW2020 offerings:

Barnegat Light Historical Society & Museum – 5th Street & Central Avenue, Barnegat Light They will be open Saturday, February 8 from 11am – 3pm. Stop in to vist the museum and enjoy hot chocolate & chocolatey treats!

Beach House Spa – 614 N. Long Beach Blvd., Surf City 609.342.1519 Offering signature treatments just for you! Chocolate fig body treatment – $85 ($120 value)  You are cordially invited to the most decadent winter wrap of the season!  Beginning with a dry brush exfoliation ,clearing away the tough stuff before you’re painted with a firming chocolate and fig serum  giving skin a toasty drink of vitamins A, E, and K. Concluding with a lite massage using our hydrating marshmallow melt lotion will leave you in sweet relaxation.  Chocolate fig recovery facial – $80 ($95 value) Glow in your natural beauty with this repairing and replenishing facial! Begin with a gentle green tea extract cleanser for a fresh slate. Next, an aronia fruit extract and crisp rose water tonic is applied. You’re then buffed to silky suppleness with an Arizona red clay exfoliant. You will bask in the delicious notes of fresh baked chocolate cake when a softening CoQ10 firming mask is painted onto the skin – a blend featuring coconut oil to soothe any inflammation and skin irritations caused by plunging temperatures. Our unique chocolate fig serum is then applied for a firm and glowing complexation, followed by a decadent moisturizer and eye cream  top off this winter fete.

Daddy O Hotel & Restaurant – 4401 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach 609.494.1300 – February 8 cooking demo – For the Love of Chocolate, highlighting a sweet and savory ways to use chocolate in the kitchen and at the bar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cocktail Demo, Godiva Chocolate Liquor. Tickets available here. During the week, enjoy chocolate specials from the kitchen and the bar!

Every Bloomin’ Thing – 9 Lacey Road, Forked River 609.693.6969 – For Valentine’s Day week, receive a free box of chocolate with every dozen roses purchased.

Manafirkin Brewing Company – 450 East Bay Avenue, Suite 2, Manahawkin 609.756.4798 – They will be releasing their Chocolate Stout, Cupid’s Crossbow, on February 8.

Oyster Creek Brewing Company – 529 Rt 9, Unit 5, Waretown 609.622.2944 – They will be bringing back the chocolate cherry stout just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Ship Bottom Brewery – 830 North Bay Ave #23, Beach Haven 609.207.6331 – Watch for the release of a Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout that was aged in a Pinor Noir Oak Barrels on February 14.

Tuckers Tavern – 101 S. West Avenue, Beach Haven 609.492.2300 – During the week, enjoy chocolate specials from the kitchen and the bar! Friday, February 7 – Enjoy a night of laughs with comedians hosted by, award winning Atlantic City comedian, Michelle Tomko while dining on a delicious three-course prix fixe dinner with a cash bar. Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 at the door. Show starts at 7 PM. Friday, February 14 – Surprise your partner with a romantic evening with a $40 3 course menu and live music in the bar!

Tuckerton Seaport – 120 Main Street, Tuckerton 609.296.8868 February 9 – Valentine’s Day Paper Flowers Centerpiece – In this class you will be making 3 stemmed ranunculus paper flowers with leaves as a LOVELY centerpiece. The paper flowers will be precut, and all supplies are included. You will be learning how to curl, glue, and arrange paper flowers in a gorgeous centerpiece. Not only is it a fun project but a social one as well. So, bring your friends or just yourself! Payment in full is required at time of registration.

 

From decedent open houses, chocolate themed sales, delicious drink specials and creative menu items, please sure to follow @southernoceanchamber and @lbiregion on social as well as www.visitLBIregion.com for updates on the latest listings. Stop into the Southern Ocean Chamber Visitor Center at 265 W Ninth Street for a sweet treat through the week and pick up the latest maps, guides and business information or call at 609 494 7211.