We're happy to unveil the 50/30 bar that will be offered to Comic-Con attendees. The candy bar celebrates both the 50th Comic-Con and the 30th anniversary of the Convention Center.
The bars, which we call Convention Con-Fections, have become a bit of a collector's item. Made by hand in the Convention Center's kitchen, our food and beverage team Centerplate creates home-made chocolate bars that can only be purchased at the Con.
Executive Chef Daryl O'Donnell and Pastry Chef Mathew Haven collaboratively choose flavors for each bar and this year, Senior Graphic Designer & Brand Manager Hailey Adams brought the wrapper designs to life.
Here are the 2019 Convention Con-Fection Bars!
- Commemorating the 50th Comic-Con and the 30th Anniversary of the San Diego Convention Center, this bar is a birthday party of sweetness, made of white chocolate, birthday cake crumbles, vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles. The cover of the bar features the infamous and iconic Hall H, which is among many fans' bucket-lists as a location to visit.
This flavor is in addition to the three other flavors being served up this year.
Here's a look at the three other flavors you can purchase in the Ballroom 20 lobby:
- Declare "victory" when you taste this one-of-a-kind chocolate bar, made of dark chocolate and raspberry crisps.
- Spice things up with this unique chocolate bar, made with smoked dark chocolate and chipotle dust.
- Turn your taste buds "upside down" with this fan favorite, consisting of milk chocolate, crispy waffles and maple syrup marshmallows.
"It takes about an hour and a half to make about 100 candy bars," Haven said. "This year, we will spend more than 60 hours just making the bars."
The bars will sell for $5 each.
Inside four of the bars are Golden Tickets, good fora $100 Starbucks gift card. Just bring your winning ticket to the Convention Con-Fections concession stand located outside of Ballroom 20.
Watch this video to see how they are made.
In addition, you’ve asked for it and we listened. For those looking for healthy food options, attendees can enjoy a Kale Caesar Wrap as well as a selection of fresh salads. Centerplate will also be serving up Vegan Burgers (plant-based protein) and Gluten-Friendly Wraps.
Before We Forget…
Don't forget there are some important temporary vehicle restrictions in place for this year's Comic-Con. Please refer to the public access section of our website for more information.