Many people would agree that chocolate is one of the greatest inventions of all time.
If you are one of those people, then Saturday's the day for you. The Friends of the Provo City Library will be sponsoring the fourth annual Temptations in Chocolate at the Excelsior Hotel.From 6 to 9 p.m. chocolate lovers can sample brownies, ice cream, fudge, chocolate squares, candy bars, cookies, doughnuts, chocolate milk, taffy, truffles, suckers, yogurt and more.
They can also gorge themselves at an ice cream eating contest sponsored by Baskin-Robbins and Dairy Queen to see how many Sundae and Dilly Bars can be eaten in seven minutes.
Door prizes including a 15.4-pound Toblerone Chocolate bar, a year's supply of Nestle's Quik or an overnight stay for two at the Pullman Bed and Breakfast Inn, Travelodge, or Excelsior Hotel will also be given out during the evening.
Two 10-pound Guittard Chocolate bars, a teak mirror from Scandinavian Square with a $160 value and 100 other door prizes have been contributed by 40 local businesses as well.
Freddie Zink, chairwoman of Temptations in Chocolate, said the event is an opportunity for people to taste more than 20 chocolate treats and at the same time contribute to the new Provo City Library.
"If you like chocolates and libraries, do yourself and your community a favor," Zink said.
Temptations in Chocolate has been the biggest fundraiser for the Friends of the Provo City Library, she said. Last year the event sold out and a net profit of $3,500 was made.
"Utah is the largest chocolate eating state per capita, and that's probably because we spend less money on liquor and cigarettes," Zink said. "Utahns know a good thing when they taste it."
And while some people would think that consuming too much chocolate is not taking things in moderation, "one night a year is not out of moderation," she said.
The event is for the entire family. Tickets are still available at the Provo City Library, 13 N. First East for $7. All proceeds go to the new library.