Barbour’s Bakery, Carbondale, and Carl Von Luger Restaurant, Scranton, tied as winners of the “Chocolate Challenge” at United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (UNC) recent 11th Annual Chocoholic Frolic. The event, which raised $14,000 for UNC’s free adult literacy and English as a Second Language tutoring programs, featured tastings of sweet and savory chocolate treats offered by a total of 15 vendors.
All attendees at the event had the opportunity to vote for their favorite vendor. Voters selected Barbour’s Bakery for their variety of treats that included brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate peanut butter delights. Carl Von Luger Restaurant won for both their savory cocoa chili rubbed pork belly and sweet bourbon toffee chocolate bouchon.
Pictured above are: Lois Burko, Barbour’s Bakery; Susan Price, Barbour’s Bakery; Janet Price, owner, Barbour’s Bakery; Maureen Cook, Barbour’s Bakery; Michael Hanley, chief executive officer, United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Timothy Washo, Carl Von Luger; and Thomas Mezick, Carl Von Luger. Absent from the photo are Helen Saar and Brett Stevens of Carl Von Luger.