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Healthy chocolate making highlights Valentine's event at Hagley Museum

Feb 6, 2019

The Hagley Museum and Library hosts a Valentine’s Day event this weekend including, not surprisingly, chocolate.



The event will feature Arden-based Double Spiral Chocolate and its chocolate production process.

Double Spiral Chocolate makes healthy chocolate bars with just two or three ingredients and packed full of minerals, fiber and protein.

The company is the brainchild of Mhairi and Stuart Craig. And Stuart Craig says they started it out of curiosity:

“We were curious about whether a healthy, dark chocolate could be made with unrefined sugar. Mhairi was making chocolate in the kitchen with a simple recipe and I was working on unrefined sugar at my job at DuPont,” Stuart Craig says.

Hagley Museum’s Victorine’s Valentine’s Day event Saturday, Feb., 9 will demonstrate how such a creation is possible.

Mhairi Craig says the event honors E.I. du Pont’s eldest daughter - Victorine du Pont Bauduy and celebrates the Victorian tradition of handmade expressions of love - like chocolate.

Activities also include verse-writing with a quill pen, cookie baking, Valentine's card creation and a hot chocolate bar.

All activities are included with regular admission and are free to Hagley members:  Adults $15; children 6-14 $6; children 5 and under are free.