Hey, You Wanna See What Hundreds Of People Eating Free Chocolate Looks Like?

It looks a lot like this–on a perfectly warm and sunny day in Rittenhouse Square, for the first of our Best Of Philly public tastings.

We had several hundred people show up. The line stretched long but moved fast. And while we obviously can’t tell you yet who the people picked as the winner (you’ll have to wait for August’s Best of Philly issue for the final reveal), I can say that I snuck a look inside the bag full of completed ballots and saw votes for all five nominated chocolatiers–Eclat Chocolate, Chocolates By Mueller, Marcie Blaine Artisinal Chocolates, Lore’s Chocolates and Shane Confectionery–who made the trek today.

For those of you who couldn’t make it–or who didn’t heed our warnings and showed up a little too late–we have the next best thing to eating chocolate: Pictures of chocolate. Check out the photo spread after the jump.