If you like chocolate, you should get your butt down to the Chocolate Show. The 2009 Chocolate Show opened yesterday with exhibitors from around the world, including several local purveyors. While at the show, you can try all sorts of things derived from the cacao bean and some that aren't like dessert wines and rum from Puerto Rico. Bring your cash too, because you can actually buy chocolate at the show as well.

The Chocolate Show is at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street in Manhattan) through Sunday. Today's show runs through 8pm (plenty of time to get to your Halloween party after stuffing yourself with Chocolate) and is open Sunday from 10am-5pm. Tickets are $28 through Ticketmaster and $30 at the door and kids under 12 are free. There's also a KidZone with fun Halloween-themed activities, theaters with cooking demos and book signings.