Chuao Chocolatier Partners with the San Diego Natural History Museum's Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition

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Chuao Chocolatier has partnered with San Diego Natural History Museum to create an exclusive chocolate assortment inspired by the Museum's highly anticipated exhibition, Dead Sea Scrolls.

Chuao Chocolatier (http://www.chuaochocolatier.com) has partnered with San Diego Natural History Museum to create an exclusive chocolate assortment inspired by the Museum's highly anticipated exhibition, Dead Sea Scrolls.

Chuao Chocolatier's Chef Michael Antonorsi, blended his signature Venezuelan chocolate with popular Middle Eastern spices to create bonbons that are unlike anything most chocolate lovers have ever tasted. The assortment is called "Flavors of the Region," the region being the Middle East where the scrolls were discovered.

Each box contains nine bonbons in three unique flavors.

Qumran, is named for the settlement on the coast of the Dead Sea near the site where the scrolls were found. The confection features a rosemary-infused salt butter caramel inside a milk chocolate bonbon. Rosemary is indigenous to the region, and the mild salt flavoring refers to the salty Dead Sea.

Song of the Desert is a prickly pear/tahini confection inside a dark chocolate bonbon. The name is borrowed from the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice scroll (which will be on display at the Museum) and its flavors are popular in Middle Eastern cuisine.

Land of Milk and Honey bonbon features a pistachio-honey crunch enrobed in dark chocolate. Israel is called the Land of Milk and Honey and pistachios are popular throughout the region.

The 9-piece bonbon selection is available at the San Diego Natural History Museum Alex and Elizabeth Wise Museum Store. Chuao Chocolatier also offers the "Flavors of the Region" boxed assortment in the Chuao Chocolatier Cafés throughout San Diego County and on their website.

About Chuao Chocolatier
Chuao Chocolatier (pronounced Chew-WOW) is San Diego County's premier artisan chocolate manufacturer. Chuao Chocolatier artfully combines pure Venezuelan chocolate with fresh and natural ingredients featuring a unique selection of chocolate that include bars, sipping hot chocolates, bonbons and more. Learn more at http://www.chuaochocolatier.com .

About Dead Sea Scrolls
The exhibition is scheduled to be on display at the San Diego Museum from June 29, 2007, through December 31, 2007, and is the largest, most comprehensive exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls ever assembled. It includes authentic scrolls, illuminated biblical manuscripts, ancient artifacts, landscape and aerial photography, and interactive displays about science, discovery, and exploration. Thanks to the generosity of the Israel Antiquities Authority, 24 Dead Sea Scrolls, 10 exhibited for the first time ever, will be on display over the course of the six-month exhibition. The Museum will also offer a robust educational program which will include 22 lectures by world-class scholars, films, classes and audio tours. Admission to this exhibition ranges from $10-$28. Admission includes exhibitions offered in other areas of the Museum.

About The San Diego Natural History Museum
The San Diego Natural History Museum is the second oldest scientific institution in California; third west of the Mississippi. A binational Museum, its mission is to interpret the natural world through research, education, and exhibits; to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California and to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment. Located in historic Balboa Park, the Museum is open daily from 10 AM-5 PM, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone: 619.232.3821. Website: http://www.sdnhm.org. Dead Sea Scrolls website: http://www.sdscrolls.com.

For Chuao Chocolatier Media Inquiries:                    
Laura Waniuk, Director of Marketing
(760) 476-1668 x111
media @chuaochocolatier.com

For Chuao Chocolatier Sales Inquiries:
Laurie Roberts (760) 476-1668 x110
sales@ chuaochocolatier.com

For The San Diego Natural History Museum Media Inquiries:
Delle Willett, Director of Marketing
619.255.0244
dwillett @sdnhm.org

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