12/10/2012 05:50 pm ET | Updated Feb 09, 2013

World of Chocolate Gala (PHOTOS)

In conjunction with World AIDS Day, a worldwide effort to increase public awareness and encourage support and programming to prevent the spread of HIV infection, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) held its annual World of Chocolate gala benefit at the Hilton Chicago.

The evening of charity, decadence and chocolate concoctions boasted dozens of local chocolatiers in attendance with creations ranging from chocolate grilled cheese to chocolate-infused tea and cocktails.

World of Chocolate has been attracting thousands of guests each year for the celebration of possibilities in both the confectionery kitchen and the arena of global health. Don't miss out on this deliciously decadent evening next year!

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