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It’s all about the chocolate at first-ever ChocFest event


Chocolate truffles by Cocoa Amore

It’s all about the chocolate at first-ever ChocFest event 19-20 November 2016 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

It will be chocolate heaven in Melton Mowbray when the first-ever ChocFest event takes place from 19-20 November 2016 at the Cattle Market in the town.

ChocFest is a festival of all things chocolate with tastings, demonstrations, talks, workshops and plenty of chocolate and associated food and drink to buy from some of the UK’s best local producers.

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. Around 60 other exhibitors will be selling chocolate-related products including cakes, liqueurs, macaroons, drinks, biscuits and desserts plus other stalls selling wine, champagne, cakes, pies and cheese.

Matthew O’Callaghan from the Melton Mowbray Food Partnership, organiser of ChocFest 2016 said: “We British eat £4.6 billion worth of chocolate each year. ChocFest will be the first dedicated, non-trade chocolate festival in the Midlands and will be celebrating all things chocolate.

“There’s a real contrast here by holding the event in Melton Mowbray, more traditionally associated with Melton Mowbray Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese. However, as the proclaimed UK rural capital of food, the town is delighted to host the first-ever ChocFest and we’re expecting it be very popular with all the chocolate lovers out there!” continued Matthew.

ChocFest will take place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 19 November and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 20 November at timthe Melton Mowbray Cattle Market, Leicestershire LE13 0HS.

Admission is £4 and children under 16 are free. Tickets will be available on the gate.

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