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From the Food Editor: Suburban treat makers sweet on chocolate

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Chocolate Pretzel Pizzas from Wheaton's Sweet Secrets Chocolate are a finalist for Best New Product at the Chicago Fine Chocolate and Dessert Show at Navy Pier later this month.

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Pastry chef Alain Roby, owner of All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva, has sculpted a blues musician out of 1,000 pounds of chocolate.

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Chocolatiers Terri Kinney, left, and DeDe Barnicle, owners of Sweet Secrets Chocolates, were inspired by their children to create chocolate pretzel pizzas.

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Chocolate Flourless Cake is among the mouthwatering desserts in "Alain Roby's American Classics, Casual and Elegant Desserts."

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A handful of suburban chocolatiers and treat shops will be showing off their confections at the Chicago Fine Chocolate and Dessert Show Oct. 18-20 at Navy Pier, and thankfully, this show is open to the public. The Chocolate Pretzel Pizza from Sweet Secrets Artisan Chocolate in Wheaton, for example, is a finalist for Best New Product.

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    • Chocolate Pretzel Pizzas from Wheaton’s Sweet Secrets Chocolate are a finalist for Best New Product at the Chicago Fine Chocolate and Dessert Show at Navy Pier later this month.
    • Pastry chef Alain Roby, owner of All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva, has sculpted a blues musician out of 1,000 pounds of chocolate.
    • Chocolatiers Terri Kinney, left, and DeDe Barnicle, owners of Sweet Secrets Chocolates, were inspired by their children to create chocolate pretzel pizzas.
    • Chocolate Flourless Cake is among the mouthwatering desserts in “Alain Roby’s American Classics, Casual and Elegant Desserts.”
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