Snizl Team – Out & About at ChocFest, Melton Mowbray
On Sunday afternoon the Snizl Team were out and about in the Leicestershire town of Melton Mowbray. Totally ignoring the famous local pork pies, we headed to a sweet-toothed extravaganza known as ChocFest.
This two-day Festival is held on Scalford Road at the towns cattle market. The venue was jammed full of local chocolatiers displaying to the public, their skills in the fine art of chocolate making.
As soon as we arrived, we were pleasantly drawn in by the delicious, sweet smell of freshly made, handcrafted chocolate. Temptation took over, banishing any thoughts of a pre-Christmas diet. It was then that a contented smile planted itself firmly on our faces and we joined the thousands of fellow chocolate lovers in knowing that we were going to be there for the day. This was a chocolate lovers paradise.
The market hall was crammed with stall after stall of delicious looking chocolates moulded and crafted into hundreds of extravagant shapes and designs. We saw chocolate Disney characters, chocolate tools, shoes, cakes and bars of different flavours from lemon and coconut through to hot chilli! The chocolatiers were nicely complemented with numerous other associated food and drink vendors including wine buyers, chutney makers and even a Gin Caravan.
Chocolate, and more Chocolate
There were numerous flavours and variations to choose from and the stallholders were more than happy to offer yummy tastings of their wares. Well, it would have been rude of us not to accept such an array of delicious samples…
We marvelled at all things chocolatey and then moved on to sampling the pies, crepes, brownies, tarts, liqueurs, doughnuts, macarons, desserts, marshmallows, biscuits.. such hard work! And to wash it all down, we had a fantastic selection of drinks; including champagne, wine, mead, beer, gin, mulled wine, mulled cider, and of course, hot chocolate.
Workshops by Cocoa Amore
Cocoa Amore is an award-winning Leicester based chocolatier. They were on stage most of the day conducting talks and workshops on the art of making delicious handmade chocolates. They also touched on the history of chocolate and chocolate production from bean to bar which was fascinating. Who knew that the harvest time for cacao was so crucial?
In need of some chocolate?
If this has got your taste buds craving some delicious crafted chocolate and you can’t wait until next year’s ChocFest then check out the links below to some of Britains best chocolatiers that we met at the festival.
Cocoa Amore https://cocoa-amore.co.uk
1683 Chocolate Place https://www.1683chocolateplace.co.uk
Anisa & Chocolate https://www.anisaandchocolate.com
The Bittersweet Chocolate Co http://www.bittersweetchocolates.co.uk
Cathy’s Chocolates and Cakes http://www.cathyschocolatesandcakes.co.uk
Chocolat Madagascar http://www.chocolatmadagascar.com
Chocolate Alchemy http://www.chocolate-alchemy.co.uk
Chocolate Genie http://chocolategenie.co.uk
Choqa Handcrafted Chocolates https://www.choqa.co.uk
Cocoa Bake http://www.cocoabake.co.uk
Confectionary Yours http://www.confectionatelyyoursshop.co.uk
Daniels Delights Chocolate http://www.daniels-delights.co.uk
The English Chocolate Fountain Company http://www.theenglishchocolatefountaincompany.co.uk
Explore Chocolate http://www.explorechocolate.co.uk
Fifth Dimension Chocolates Ltd https://www.5dchocolates.com
Fine Chocolate Spa http://finechocolatespa.com
Fresh Fruit Choo Characters 07425 132224
Goldfinch Chocolate http://www.goldfinchchocolate.com
Helen Buff Handmade Chocolates https://www.facebook.com/RutlandChocolates
Im just so Chocolately 07952 539556
The immaculate Collection https://theimmaculatecollection.co.uk
Jack Lewis Chocolates http://www.jacklewischocolates.co.uk
Made With love https://www.mwlchocolates.com
My Sweet Theory https://mysweettheory.com
Nenette Chocolates https://nenettechocolates.co.uk
Norma Jean Bakery Chocolates http://normajeanbakery.co.uk
Original Chocolate Dream 07539 386221
Petite Boutique de Chocolat http://www.petitchocolat.boutique
Sciolti Botanical Chocolates https://www.scioltichocolates.com
Soul Song Raw Chocolate 07951 930909
With Chocolate http://www.withchocolate.co.uk
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