The Greatest Chocolate Show in the World

The Chocolate Show is the biggest fair in the world. Its history began 15 years ago in the city of Paris, and has rapidly become the largest chocolate event in the world, drawing very many Americans under the same roof. The show will also provide fashion preview, Halloween Kidzone Area, Chocolate Lounge Cafe and a Chocolate beauty pavilion. This year, the event is taking place in New York, from the October 30th to November 1st, 2009 and the opening hours are on Friday, October the 30th, from 12 AM to 8 PM, onm Saturday, October 31st, from 10 AM to 8 PM and on Sunday, November 1st, from 10 AM to 5 PM. The price of the ticket is $28.00, and each additional child ticket is $8.00. The show hosts 50 demonstrations given by top pastry chefs and chocolatiers.

The Greatest Chocolate Show
The Greatest Chocolate Show
The main cities where this show takes place are Beijing, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai and Moscow. It is commonly believed that this year’s chocolate show is smaller than it used to be, but still worth visiting. There were many items that draw visitors’ attention, such as More Oliver Kita chocolates from the Hudson Valley, William Dean out of Largo FL and Oliver Kita from Rhinebeck, due to their commitmment to obtain very tasty chocolate. In addition, deBondt ciocollato originale is Italian-based is searching for a way to mix various flavors with chocoloate. Chocolate is divided into several categories, like aromatic (mint, coriander, and fennel bars), peperoncino (with habanero, jalapeno). Moreover, the ‘star’ of the event was, among others, Christopher Michael’s pomegranate bonbons. Inside the dark chocolate exterior are layers of pomegranate jam, lime-infused ganache, and a chili dust. Al-Nassma took the prize for originality, making their chocolates with camel milk. Other attractions of the chocolate show were William Dean chocolates , from this two-year-old, Florida-based confectioner.

Biggest Chocolate Fair in the World
Biggest Chocolate Fair in the World
The pâte de fruits were another favorite. Madécasse While other companies use beans from Madagascar, Madécasse actually makes their chocolate there. The Cara Mella (creamy caramel with peanut butter and dark chocolate) won the show award for best chocolate candy bar. Chocolate Springs While not a new company, Chocolate Spring’s pure and intense filled chocolates deserve a bit more attention. At their New York City shop, visitors can customize their own barks or choose one of the shop’s specialty combinations (classic, island, fusion, and woodlands).

The Show’s Calendar is:

Paris: October 14-18, 2009 (General Public)
October 14-16, 2009 (Trade)
New York: October 30 – November 1, 2009
Shanghai: January 21-24, 2010
Japan: January – February 2010
Moscow: Fall 2010
Cairo: April 1-4, 2010

If you are curious, then go to Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street New York City, and enjoy the culinary event!

Chocolate at Chocolate Show in New York 2009
Chocolate at Chocolate Show in New York 2009

Chocolate Show in New York 12th Edition 2009
Chocolate Show in New York 12th Edition 2009

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