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Melton Mowbray ChocFest - 19th & 20th November 2016

Saturday: 10am – 5pm & Sunday: 10am – 4pm

ChocFest is a festival of all things chocolate.

We British eat £4.6billion worth of chocolate each year. Half the chocolate we eat is milk chocolate; a third is dark and the rest white chocolate. Chocolate has only been available in Europe since the rediscovery of the Americas in 1492. The Spanish kept it a secret for over a century, chocolate finally arriving in Britain as drinking chocolate in the 17th Century. Solid chocolate became widespread from the late 16th century.

To celebrate chocolate we’ve organised a massive festival of all things chocolate; chocolates, cakes, liqueurs, macaroons, drinks, biscuits, desserts… loads of other stalls as well selling wine, champagne, cakes, pies, cheese…

There will be tastings, demonstrations, talks and workshops all about chocolate. You can even book a workshop in advance to make your own chocolates in time for Christmas.  There will be four workshops on the Saturday and three on the Sunday.

There are three different experiences:

  • Making Chocolate Lollies
  • Chocolate Tastings
  • Making a Chocolate Wreath for Christmas

The workshops will be run at the festival and will last around 40 minutes costing just £5.

Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult

The workshops will be run by Cocoa Amore.

For more information, timings and to book your workshop click here



Admission is £4, children under 16s free. Tickets available on the gate.

Venue: Melton Mowbray Cattle Market, LE13 1JY

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Last updated October 2016