Choclate Fair In Florence

Florence Chocolate Fair

 

The seventh annual artisan chocolate fair (fiera del cioccolato artigianale) started on this Friday the 4th in Piazza Santa Croce, and you can bet that I was there opening day, ready to be impressed and very tempted…

 

A small sample of the spread:

 

chocolate



Everything is traditional handmade chocolate – no hershey’s, cadbury or any other factory chocolate manufacturers allowed – so these vendors are chocolate artists that have some amazingly creative products.

chocolate

 

Mice, shoes, roses, skeletons, scissors, coffee pots, cheese, salami – it would probably be easier to name something that they haven’t sculpted out of chocolate.

 

Of course there are plenty of chocolate fountains to be found.

 

chocolate desert

 

Also on display are chocolate products such as liquers, and chocolate sauces and spreads, like the jars of fruity chocolate tastiness above.

 

My favorite thing to look at was this display of chocolate sheets covered in nuts and dried fruits:

 

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Soo pretty!

 

To find out more, the official site is here (in Italian), and includes a list of all the participating vendors that have come from all around Italy.

 

It doesn’t end until Sunday February 13th. This could be a problem. So far I’ve been two out of two days, and I’m afraid that it might end up being ten for ten, and that I’ll end up with ten pounds more to love…

 

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Tami (Pixeltrash)

    Oh yum…. I want to go! I just looked around a bit and I’m your latest follower! Off to see more!

  2. TB

    Oh man, I could not handle that. TEN days of chocolate festival, right in your area? I would die. Like, literally. Of a heart attack from all the caffeine and fat and sugar I would consume, because that is just too tempting.

    Have a wonderful time! Freeze some to hold you over until next year. :)

  3. Annah

    Oh Grimey I’d love to go to something like that. And gain ten pounds worth of chocolate.

  4. Brandi {not your average ordinary}

    Ohmygolly. This looks like my thing. I so wish I could be there!

  5. Chunky Knubby Navel

    Wow. I would do anything to go to a chocolate festival. …anything.

    Whitney =)

  6. Cyndy

    wow!!

  7. Hannah

    That looks delicious!!! I lived in Florence for 2 months during an internship and I miss it!

  8. respacedgirl

    oi oi oi!!! *bigeyes*

  9. LaTasha

    Okay, I came here to check out your sidebar, and I got seriously distracted by these pics. It always amazes me when people manage to make food look like a work of art!

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