One of my favourite chocolate events of the year comes to the South Bank in London this weekend. The Chocolate Festival is effectively an outdoor market that brings together some of the biggest names in the chocolate industry.
We popped along to the VIP reception today and spent a couple of hours exploring the stalls. This year, some big international names including Valrhona and Original Beans joined the likes of Demarquette, Hotel Chocolat, William Curley and Paul Wayne Gregory. Needless to say, we came away with a big bag of swag to review.
If you can make it into London this weekend, The Chocolate Festival is the perfect place to pick up a chocolatey Christmas present or just spend an hour exploring some of the best chocolate in the world. It may be cold out, but rest assured, there’s plenty of places to get hot chocolate and mulled wine to warm you up.
The Chocolate Festival runs until Sunday (11am – 6pm) at the Southbank Centre (behind the Royal Festival Hall).