The Chocolate Show is back – with tastings, demonstrations and head-to-heads. What are you waiting for? Get your chocolate fix.
What to Expect
To tie in with Chocolate Week (10-16 October), the UK’s fourth Chocolate Show will be held at London Olympia from 14-16 October. Celebrating chocolate in all its forms, The Chocolate Show’s 100 exhibitors will be showcasing bars, truffles, patisserie, cakes, desserts, baking, sculptures and much more. Alongside the indulgent treats, free tastings and an intriguing chocolate fashion show, there will also be demonstrations from celebrity favourites.
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, Duffy Sheardown, The Chocolatier, Cocoa Runners and Leonidas.
What to Eat
Head to The Tasting Room, where 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.
Learn how to recreate your own chocolate masterpieces with demonstrations (and tasters!) from top chocolatiers, pastry artists, patissiers and award winning chefs including Paul A Young, Vivek Singh, Edd Kimber, Sarah Barber and Harpreet Baura in The Chocolate Theatre.
Chocolate-lovers who want to try something new. For the first time ever, The Chocolate Show will be shining the spotlight on pastry chefs in the Chocolate Dessert of the Year competition. There’s a prestigious line-up of high profile judges including Delicious Food Editor Rebecca Woollard; Chantal Coady, founder of Rococo Chocolates; and Cherish Finden, judge on Great British Bake Off Crème de la Crème. Judging of the shortlisted desserts will take place on the Friday afternoon of the show in front of a live audience.
The Chocolate Show | Olympia London | 14-16 October | Opening Times: Friday: 11am-7pm; Saturday: 10am-7pm; Sunday: 10am-6pm | Prices: Adult, £15 on the door / £12.50 in advance; Child (from 4 to 12 years old), £10 on the door/ £8 in advance
Find out more at www.thechocolateshow.co.uk