GODIVA Brings Freshly Dipped Caramel Crunch Bars to the 2013 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen

NEW YORK, NY (June 1, 2013) – GODIVA Chocolatier, the global leader in premium chocolates, is proud to be returning for the 2013 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen for the second year.

Throughout the weekend, GODIVA will be featuring their new, freshly dipped Caramel Crunch Bars at the Grand Tasting Pavilion exciting consumers with decadent GODIVA chocolate accompanied with the finest caramel, nuts and sea salt flavors . The GODIVA area, decorated with rich chocolate and gold colors, will sample the Sea Salt Caramel Crunch Bars and Almond Praline Caramel Crunch Bars, two of the four flavors currently offered in GODIVA Boutiques nationwide. GODIVA Chef David Funaro will also be on-site demonstrating the details and delicate creation of the bars and offering tips to consumers interested in mastering the art of chocolate making.

In addition to the Grand Tasting Pavilion, GODIVA and Food Network star Chef Duff Goldman will host a seminar “For Chocolate Lovers Only” on Friday, June 14th from 3:45 – 4:30PM. Chef David and Chef Duff will show off their chocolate skills and discuss their passion for all things dessert and chocolate. Guests of the Friday night “Last Bite Dessert Party” will also be able to indulge in GODIVA delights, which will host a “Dessert Bar” filled with favorite Belgian chocolate pieces, bark and baked goods. “GODIVA is excited to be participating in the 2013 FOOD & WINE Classic again this year as part of our ongoing efforts to support the culinary industry and the many talented chefs from around the world,” says Jeri Finard, President, North America, GODIVA Chocolatier. “We are dedicated to providing the ultimate chocolate experience with innovative products and what better place to showcase our premium chocolates than this premier festival.”

Festival goers are invited to indulge, relax and discover with GODIVA at the Grand Tasting Tent designed by Larry Abel of Abel McCallister Designs.

About the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen
The FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen is the epicurean brand’s signature event, bringing together the world’s foremost authorities on wine and food at over 80 cooking demonstrations and wine seminars. In addition, over 300 wines and luxury lifestyle brands gather together in the Grand Tasting Pavilion, the epicenter of the event, to feature and sample their newest products. Simultaneously, American Express will host its 23rd annual Restaurant Trade Program, a unique educational and networking event developed for the professionals who shape the world of hospitality. Designed to offer the tools and best practices that attendees need to stay ahead in today’s competitive marketplace, the American Express Restaurant Trade Program features a welcome reception, two exclusive opportunities to mix and mingle with fellow Trade attendees, and four panel discussions with leading restaurateurs, chefs and operators. With planning a year in advance, FOOD & WINE identifies the hottest culinary talent and trends and uses its industry connections to bring an all‑star line-up and program to the FOOD & WINE Classic every year.

About GODIVA Chocolatier

GODIVA was founded more than 85 years ago in Brussels, Belgium and since then, has grown to become the global leader in premium chocolates. GODIVA is one of the most widely recognized chocolate brands in the world, and one that consumers universally associate with prestige, elegance and quality. From its famous truffles and shell-molded pieces to its individually wrapped chocolates and innovative chocolate collections, GODIVA Chocolatier is dedicated to excellence in the Belgian tradition. GODIVA is now available around the world with more than 500 boutiques in over 70 countries defining itself as the destination for chocolate. www.GODIVA.com.

Jessica@alisonbrodpr.com /Joanna@alisonbrodpr.com / Taylor@alisonbrodpr.com