Researchers found that the piece of melting chocolate in your mouth has the same effect on your brain as a passionate kiss. How can something made of cocoa butter taste and look so delectable? To get the answer to this question and satisfy your sweet tooth naturally, you can go to the chocolate festival. Five of the most amazing Chocolate Festivals where you get to try some of the tastiest. Here, you will find a list of Chocolate Festivals
‘Treat yourself!’ These are the words you can tell yourself once you eat the fourth chocolate masterpiece at the festival. There are a lot of events for chocoholics all over the world, but if you want to spoil yourself with a sweet treat, choose the best places to do so!
If you have a chocolate addiction, make a calendar of the festivals and pack your suitcase. The first station is Paris, ladies, and gentlemen!
Top 5 Chocolate Festivals In The World
The Chocolate Fair in Paris, France
Parisians know when to stop caring about their waistlines and simply enjoy life. Hundreds of people are waiting for Salon du Chocolat, which can be translated as ‘The Chocolate Fair’. At the festival, guests will have the possibility to taste culinary delights from 500 manufacturers from Belgium, France, Russia, Germany, and Switzerland.
Fashionable capital decided to do more than just chocolate-making classes. Only in Paris, you can see what happens if fashion designers and chocolatiers work together.
Every year they present a show where most dresses are made out of chocolate! Once you see these outfits the first thing that will pop up in your head: ‘Man, it looks tasty. But why it doesn’t melt?’
The next edition will be from the end of October- beginning of November in 2019. If you want to become a part of Salon du Chocolat, buy your tickets in advance. The event attracts over 110.000 visitors annually. This year is going to be very different – chocolate makers will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the festival. You can buy the ticket on the official website. Adult tickets cost €14, children tickets – €7.00 and it is free for children under 3.
Chocoa Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
If you’ve ever tried Dutch stroopwafel, you know that people in the Netherlands know what can taste good!
The two-day chocolate festival will be held in the center of Amsterdam. The organizers arrange different events such as master classes, trade fairs, and even Chocolate Makers’ Forum. Visitors will be able to taste different flavors of chocolate along with craft beer, wine and coffee.
Dutch chocolate makers believe there are still a lot of challenges in the sweet industry. So, they take annual chocolate conferences pretty seriously. The motto of the festival is ‘Making the right chocolate choice helps make the world a better place.’
The next festival will be at the end of February 2020. If you buy tickets online, it will cost €17 for an adult ticket and €10 for children. You can purchase tickets on the spot or on the official website of Chocoa Festival.
ChocolArt, Tübingen, Germany
ChocolArt is considered one of the best chocolate festivals in the world. Visitors have the chance to meet master chocolates from five continents. Each of them brings masterpieces of art made of chocolate. Have you ever seen a life-size chocolate car? It is a usual thing in Baden-Württemberg region during the festival. The organizers want not only to feed the visitors but also to educate them! So, you can learn more about different techniques for decorating with chocolate. While grandpa will drink from the chocolate fountain, and grandma will write down the recipes, you can go to the artistic performances with your kid. Don’t worry, chocolate man is always the protagonist.
The next ChocolArt will be held at the end of November in 2019. Usually, it is part of the upcoming Christmas market, so anyone can come for free!
Chocolate festival in Brussels, Belgium
People call Belgium the capital of chocolate. During the festival in Brussels, chocolate makers will be able to prove that they deserve their status. For them, it is a matter of honour. Visitors will have a chance to make their own chocolate under the professional guidance of Laurant Gerbaud, the winner of numerous contests.
It is impossible to leave Belgium without trying its chocolate. Only one airport in Brussels sells around 800 tons of chocolate every year.
If you are interested in tasting the best chocolate in the world, come to visit Brussels at the end of November in 2019. It is going to be delicious to the point of being addictive! You can buy advanced tickets for €10 (adults), €5 (children), €8.50 (students).
Big Chocolate Show, New York, USA
There are a lot of reasons to head to the Big Apple, and the chocolate show is one of them! Visitors of the event will learn how to turn cocoa beans into truffles, chocolate, and bars. The organization of the show invites the greatest chocolatiers, chefs, and pastry chefs from all over the world. No wonder, they expect to sell more than 100.000 pieces of chocolate in two days.
There will be a lot of activities for kids and adults: workshops, tastings, talks, and exhibitions. You can join the event in September 2019. At the moment, there is no official information regarding the cost of tickets.