Adam Sandler and Chocotenango?
First off, congratulations Adam Sandler for winning the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor! Watching the ceremony that took place at the Kennedy Center back in March, it was hard not to be infected with the clearly deep respect and love surrounding the comedian. Artists who paid tribute to him - and bear with me, this become relevant later - included Chris Rock, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Steve Buscemi, Judd Apatow, Conan O'Brien, Dana Carvey, Tim Herlihy, Tim Meadows, Idina Menzel, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Ben Stiller and our favorite Luis Guzman (look him up, he is the most prolific actor you have all seen but may not know you have seen).
So, what does this have to do with Chocotenango? We were thrilled that Chocotenango chocolates were selected as a part of the official gift bags for the Prize. While we may never know whether these icons enjoyed, or even actually ate, our chocolates, we are honored to have been chosen to share our creations with each and every one of the artists and VIPs at the event!