Celebrating all things chocolate at ChocFest 2017

Melton Mowbray will be the place for chocolate lovers this November when the annual ChocFest event returns to the town. ChocFest is one of the UK’s most popular chocolate festivals and will be held from 18-19 November 2017 at the Melton Mowbray Market in Leicestershire.

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.

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.

Matthew O’Callaghan from the Melton Mowbray Food Partnership, organiser of ChocFest 2016 said: “Last year was the inaugural ChocFest and this year, we’re expecting one of the largest gatherings of UK chocolatiers ever.

“The festival will be undeniably indulgent and for one weekend, you can forget counting the calories as they’ll be so much on offer for those with a sweet tooth. And if you feel guilty about consuming the chocolate yourself, they’ll make excellent Christmas gifts for friends and family!” added Matthew.

There is coach parking available on site for up to 50 coaches and group offers are available on request. Contact matthewocall@gmail.com for more details.

Tickets are priced at £6 (£5 in advance). Children under 16 enter free. Advance tickets are on sale from the Visit Leicester centre in Leicester and Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray, or online from www.ukchocfest.co.uk

For more information, please visit www.ukchocfest.co.uk