Easter Seals chocolate lovers event a sweet success

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SOUTHBURY - The 23rd annual Chocolate and Food Lovers Expo kicked off in Southbury Sunday to benefit the Easter Seals.

The event featured gourmet chocolates and a sampling of specialty foods from businesses across Connecticut, as well as live music and cooking demonstrations.

The signature fundraising event was chaired by Maria Sanchez, the owner of Sweet Maria's in Waterbury and author of several cookbooks.