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A fine chocolate is like a fine wine: full-flavored, delicately structured, and inadvisable to consume while operating a Segway. Today’s Groupon gives you the keys to the chocolate kingdom: $20 for a Saturday chocolate walking tour with Philadelphia Chocolate Tours, a $40 value.
On the tour, you’ll learn about fine chocolates, the health benefits of chocolate, chocolate’s role in world history, and Philadelphia’s famous chocolate architecture from a tour guide made of chocolate. Your guide will also fill you in on the less edible but equally edifying non-chocolate history of Philadelphia. But this Groupon doesn’t just get you an education. Throughout the tour, you’ll be fed copious amounts of exquisite chocolaty treats, which will melt into ambrosial nectars in your mouth and then re-form back into cacao beans in your small intestine. Thus is the beautiful cycle of chocolate.
The tour lasts two and a half hours, and will take you to the following local chocolatiers:
- Famous 4th Street Cookie Company
- Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates
- Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland
- Miel Patisserie
- Brown Betty Petite
- Capogiro Gelato
Buy a Groupon for everyone in your chocoholic clan and find out why Philly was almost nicknamed the City of Brotherly Fudge (before cooler heads voted Ben Franklin down).
Tours convene every Saturday at 2:45 p.m. under the Reading Terminal sign at Reading Terminal Market on 12th and Filbert, across from Maggiano’s and the Marriott.
Chocolate fans are abuzz in testimonials provided by Philadelphia Chocolate Tours: > * This tour had the best chocolate, and it really highlighted finding the good chocolate in a city in a place you would not have thought to look. – S. and J.L. > * The combination of tasting fine chocolate, learning about “the food of the gods”, and hearing interesting points about Philadelphia’s history and development was irresistable [sic]. The variety of chocolate on the tour impressed me. – Diane > * The guides were pleasant and personable, and we enjoyed meeting people who have an enthusiasm for chocolate that matches our own. – Sandy
The Golden Ratio
Chocolaticians recommend that you walk .02 miles for every eight grams of chocolate you consume. Therefore, fitness is punctuated by fudgeness, and the more you walk, the more chocolate you can eat. In mathematics, this as known as Wonka’s Law, or simply the Golden Ratio, and it can be used to figure out much more than chocolate-consumption to walking ratios. What other proportions can it predict?
- 38 sticks of dynamite per head per multi-headed sea monster.
- 5 days before you can call Avery and not seem needy, 3 dates with Avery before you should start getting all your CDs back from Jeff and letting him know what a good friend you’ll always be.
- 2 consecutive Thanksgivings you can miss before you get a Christmas card your mother “accidentally spilled some tears” on.
- 1 more moment I can restrain myself from jumping into that enclosure and hugging the heck out of those white lion cubs.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 11, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. Must call ahead to schedule. Open Saturdays only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.