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Free chocolate for helping kids

We all know — or should — that it’s really all about the kids. The kids are the future, and if we don’t take care of them, then we’re putting the future of everything at risk.

Which is why we at Kakao Chocolate are huge fans of an organization called Discovering Options. The folks there work directly with seriously at-risk kids in the city of St. Louis. These children face, every single day, temptations most of us couldn’t even imagine when we were in school. Discovering Options provides one-on-one mentoring and after-school activities to help these students understand that they have other options than the ones offered by the bad elements on the streets.

(Don’t worry, we’re getting to the chocolate.)

Discovering Options puts on a wonderfully fun fundraiser every year called Cirque de la Vie. This year’s event, Moulin Rouge, will be on Saturday, June 27 at the Four Seasons Hotel downtown, and will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and an amazing array of dancers, female impersonators and other circus entertainment. The evening will also include a silent and live auction, and Kevin Steincross of Fox 2 as emcee.

cirque de la vie

Tickets for this night of fabulous entertainment are $175 per person — the food, the wine, the entertainment, plus the opportunity to help Discovering Options help the kids. And did I mention that the attire is “creative black tie,” so there’ll be some great people watching as well as your own opportunity to strut your stuff?

Now, about the chocolate. Because Kakao is a big supporter of this great organization (one of the auction items is a 15-person chocolate tasting party we’ll put on at your place or ours) we’re going to donate a 25-piece box of truffles — a $38 value — to everyone who orders a ticket through Kakao.

We’re not going to limit this promotion. We’ll give a box to chocolate to everyone who orders a ticket through us, no matter how many people come (new purchases only).  And yes, that means if you get a pair of tickets, you’ll get two boxes of chocolate. And yes, you can pick up your chocolates whenever it’s convenient for you, even if you want them a few weeks from now.

To get your tickets, and your box(es) of chocolate, call Brian at 314.489.5617, or email me at And remember, it’s for the kids.