The Chocolate Piñata has made its smashing return to Uncle Julio’s locations in DFW – and brought with it an entirely new reason to celebrate. To celebrate its 35th birthday, Uncle Julio’s is donating $5,000 to The Birthday Party Project, and everyone is invited to get involved: During the week of November 1-7, $1 from the sale of every Chocolate Piñata sold at Uncle Julio’s DFW locations will benefit The Birthday Party Project, a Dallas-based non-profit that brings joy to children experiencing homelessness through the magic of a birthday celebration.
“This year alone, 2.5 million children experiencing homelessness might miss out on a birthday celebration,” Paige Chenault, founder and CEO of The Birthday Party Project, said. “We’ve made it our mission to change that, because we believe every child deserves to feel special – especially on their birthday – and we are grateful to companies like Uncle Julio’s and our many wonderful supporters nationwide for helping us make those celebrations a reality.”
On November 1 at 10:30 a.m., Uncle Julio’s and The Birthday Party Project will officially kick off the collaboration with a commemorative Chocolate Piñata smash. This event will take place at the Uncle Julio’s at 4125 Lemmon Avenue in Dallas, the first Uncle Julio’s restaurant, and where it all started 35 years ago.
The party starts as soon as you crack open the Chocolate Piñata, a made-from-scratch dessert found only at Uncle Julio’s. Made by hand, a delicious chocolate globe is filled with homemade mini churros, fresh pineapple and strawberries. Guests can crack open the chocolate delicacy with a wooden mallett and dip the contents in Uncle Julio’s house-made chocolate ganache and fresh whipped cream. The Chocolate Piñata serves 4-8 people.