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Chocolate History on Display at Victoria International Airport

Apr 8, 2011

Victoria International Airport is hosting a special exhibit from Rogers' Chocolates over the next eight weeks in honour of the chocolatier’s 125th anniversary.

The display provides a close look at the history of Rogers' Chocolates and includes authentic artifacts like a copper pot, chocolate molds, and a candy scale that was used by Charles Rogers more than 100 years ago.  In 1885 Charles “Candy” Rogers made his first Rogers’ chocolates in the back of his grocery store in Victoria, B.C. One piece of the display includes a video that shows how they make their chocolate and includes seating made to look like their famous Victoria Crèmes wrapped in their signature pink gingham. There’s even a chocolate smelling machine filling the rotunda with the sweet smell of chocolate!  Any chocolate cravings can be satisfied by purchasing Rogers' Chocolate at our Relay News and Gift Shop.

If you're at the airport be sure to have a look or, learn about the history of this local icon by visiting the Rogers Chocolate website.