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Melton Mowbray ChocFest - 18-19 November 2017 10am - 4pm

Get ready for Christmas 2017 at 2nd annual ChocFest

Melton Mowbray will be the place for chocolate lovers this November when the annual ChocFest event returns to the town. 

At this year’s ChocFest, there will tastings, demonstrations, talks, workshops and plenty of chocolate and associated food and drink to buy from some of the UK’s best local producers.

Exhibitors will be offering chocolates, chocolate cakes, pies, crepes, brownies, tarts, liqueurs, doughnuts, macarons, desserts, marshmallows, biscuits and even chocolate pizzas, kebabs, moonshine, mead, wine and beer. Other stands will be selling cakes, pies, champagne, wine and other goods in the run up to Christmas.

All under cover with plenty of hot chocolate, mulled wine and spiced cider in case it gets cold! Visitors can also book our very popular chocolate workshops to get hands on experience on how to make their own chocolates – just in time for Christmas.

Tickets are priced at £5 (£4 in advance). Children under 16 enter free.

Buy your advanced tickets here

Advanced tickets are also on sale from the Visit Leicester centre in Leicester and Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray.

The event is supported by Leicester-based Cocoa Amore, an award-winning chocolatier.


Cocoa Amore will be conducting workshops on the art of making handmade chocolates, just in time for Christmas. There will also be tutored tastings including wine & chocolates and a full programme of talks and demonstrations in the ChocFest Theatre including the history of chocolate, chocolate tasting, truffle-making and baking with chocolate.

Book your workshop here

(Limited places – price does not include price of entry to event – children free entry to event)

10.30am (lollies), 11.30am (truffles), 12.30pm (lollies), 1.30pm (wreaths), 2.30pm (truffles), 3.15pm (lollies)

Prices (take them home with you): lollies (mainly for kids) £5, wreaths and truffles £7.50

Of course you get to take home what you make!


There is disabled parking on-site and also a mix of free and pay and display parking, please check carefully before parking. All parking on Sunday is free.

Coach parking is also available on site for up to 50 coaches and group offers are available on request. Contact for more details.

Sorry but no dogs are allowed (apart from guide dogs) as the festival is classed as a food event.

For more information phone 07894 229499 or email



Chocolate Theatre Programme

11.30 Chocolate – Origins, Love and the Mayan Goddess IxCacao
Amanda Posnett: Soul Song Raw Chocolate (Stand D6)

12.30 Demonstration - Make Your Own Christmas Chocolates
Fiona Sciolti: Sciolti Botanical Chocolates (Stand E10)

13.30 From Bean to Bar (How chocolate is made)
Lizi Whittaker: Chocolate Alchemy (Stand D10) – Saturday
Neil Kelsall: Chocolat Madagascar (Stand A14) – Sunday

14.30 Demonstration – Make Your Own Chocolate Truffles
Nenette Scrivener: Nenette Chocolates (Stand C1)

Tutored Tastings

Numbers Limited

11.30 Jack Fitzgerald: My Sweet Theory Chocolates (Stand D5)
12.00 Katrina Bryce: Confectionately Yours (Stand A12)
12.30 Chocolate & Wine
Dennis Kingshott: Catchpole Cellars (Stand D14)
Nenette Scrivener: Nenette Chocolates (Stand C1)
13.30 Chocolate From Around the World
14.00 Chocolate & Spirits (Whiskey Gin Vodka)
Matthew O’Callaghan: Melton Mowbray Food Partnership
14.30 Fiona Sciolti: Sciolti Botanical Chocolates (Stand E10)

Workshops Programme

Booked in Advance – Organised by Cocoa Amore (Stand E1)

10.30 Chocolate Lollies
11.30 Chocolate Truffles
12.30 Chocolate Lollies
13.30 Chocolate Wreaths
14.30 Chocolate Truffles
15.15 Chocolate Lollies


12.30 & 2.30 El Eaga Gospel Choir (Stand T5)
11.30 & 1.30 Saturday only - Two Hombres Music


Food Festival
Last updated November 2017