17 - 18 June 2003
19 - 20 August 2003
Nearly everyone knows who Al Roker is, the wandering cheerful face on The
Today Show who loves to open our eyes to new, interesting, and delicious
foods. But did you know he now has his own show on The
Food Network? Roker on the road is amongst the newest programs out
there and has given Al Roker a means to really explore the wonderful world of
interesting people and unique and delicious food from across the country.
And hearing of the unique chocolate creations being hand crafted in Vermont
at Creative Chocolates of Vermont,
Al Roker decided to feature Creative Chocolates of
Vermont in his show's debut. His team made a trip up to Essex
Junction, Vermont this spring to see first hand what exactly goes into making
these very popular, award winning chocolate creations and gift baskets.
And they weren't disappointed.
During the televised interview in the chocolate workshop, Margaret McGowan,
Owner of Creative Chocolates of Vermont, and Lisa McGowan, chocolatier,
explained and demonstrated the extreme care and effort that goes into making
every hand crafted custom made chocolate creation and gift basket. And
if it doesn't come out just right, it's either thrown away or melted back down
only to be born again into a different creation.
Of particular interest to the crew were the unique chocolate meals, Chocolate
TV Dinner, and Chocolate
Cheeseburgers. In fact, they even took back with them a few
"samples" to share with everyone who couldn't make it. And
they weren't the only ones who found the visit interesting and
Within minutes of the first viewing of the show, thousands of visitors were
browsing this website and seeing first hand what The Chocolate Woman of
Vermont could do for them. Likewise, within minutes Message Boards
across the industry were being populated with messages from interested