Chocoholics get ready you're about to get the biggest fix of your life...
Prepare to bask in the brown stuff as the UK's biggest chocolate celebration The Chocolate Show, returns to Olympia London from 14th-16th October. In partnership with Chocolate Week (10-16th October), the UK’s fourth Chocolate Show celebrates chocolate in all its forms. There will be 100 exhibitors showcasing bars, truffles, patisserie, cakes, desserts, baking, sculptures and much more. Alongside the indulgent treats, free tastings and a spectacular chocolate fashion show, there will also be demonstrations from celebrity favourites.
Visitors will learn how to recreate their own chocolate masterpieces with demonstrations (and tasters!) from top chocolatiers, pastry artists, patissiers and award winning chefs including desi chefs Vivek Singh and Harpreet Baura in The Chocolate Theatre. Over in The Tasting Room, samplings, talks, tastings and pairing sessions will take place on everything from bean to bar chocolate, exotic brands and beer matching in sessions hosted by Cocoa Runners, The International Chocolate Awards and the Academy of Chocolate. There are activities for all the family including fantastical Roald Dahl inspired children’s workshops with Rococo, where little ones will be kept busy with activities such as Twits Chocolate Beard Making and a Design your Own Chocolate Bar Wrapper competition.
Exhibitors at the show come from countries around the world including France, Italy, Japan, Ecuador, Peru and the US. Trendsetters and brand new exhibitors at the show include Paxton Chocolates, Smiths: L’Art du Chocolat and J Cocoa, who will be joining regular exhibitors and household names such as Divine, Lauden, Akesson’s, Duffy Sheardown, The Chocolatier, VENCHI and Leonidas.
The infamous Chocolate Fashion Show will also return to London, with awe-inspiring dresses made from chocolate dazzling their way down the world’s tastiest catwalk. Some of the top talent from the UK chocolate industry such as Carmen Rueda-Hernandez, the head pastry chef from The Fat Duck and Mark Tilling, winner of GBBO Crème de la Crème will be letting their imaginations run wild whilst designing and creating gowns good enough to eat.
We'll see you there! Get your tickets now! The Chocolate Show.