11/12/2011 03:40 pm ET | Updated Jan 12, 2012

The 14th Annual New York Chocolate Show Highlights (PHOTOS)

Whether you're a connoisseur, a chef, a foodie or someone who just likes to eat sweet stuff, The 14th Annual New York Chocolate Show is sure to have something that will surprise you.

The world's largest event dedicated to chocolate features more than 65 well-known and niche brands, new launches and hands-on learning exhibits where you can get a more in-depth view of how chocolate is made. And there are so many fun interactive exhibits and cooking demonstrations (not to mention Broadway-style performances), book signings by award-winning authors and pastry chefs who just can't stop talking about their passion.

Here are some of the highlights. The Chocolate Show in New York City runs through Sunday, November 13. Tickets are $35 (Saturday) and $30 (Sunday).

Enjoy the slideshow highlights.

The New York Chocolate Show (PHOTOS)