Wikipedia says Chocolate, or cocoa, is a food made from roasted and ground cacao seed kernels that is available as a liquid, solid, or paste, either on its own or as a flavoring agent in other foods. Cacao has been consumed in some form for at least 5,300 years starting with the Mayo-Chinchipe culture in what is present-day Ecuador. Later Mesoamerican civilizations also consumed chocolate beverages before being introduced to Europe in the 16th century.

Closer to home, in Marion, a little of that chocolate bliss, in many forms, will be available on July 11th.

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Invitation from the Marion Chamber of Commerce

The Marion Chamber of Commerce announces the grand reopening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Marion Chocolate Shop, now located at 1060 7th Ave in Marion, Iowa. The event will take place at 4:00 PM on July 11, 2024. Owners Ben and Katy Davis have renovated this historic space, transforming it into a haven for chocolate lovers in Marion and beyond. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the official opening of their new location, inviting the community to join in celebrating this exciting milestone.

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“We are thrilled to invite everyone to join us as we open the doors to our new location," said Ben Davis."This move represents a new chapter for us, and we are eager to share our passion for chocolate with the Marion community."

The Marion Chocolate Shop offers a wide array of handcrafted chocolates, truffles, and specialty treats, all made with the finest ingredients and a touch of artisanal flair. The Davises are excited to welcome loyal customers and new visitors to experience their delectable creations in a charming new setting.

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