If you think the title looks like it's in French, you're right! Regardless of the language, the event did take place in Zurich at the beginning of April.
It is a three day extravaganza held in a local exhibition hall. A ticket is required and once inside you are free to roam among the displays of chocolatiers and other chocolate themed booths. There were a few non-chocolate booths - I don't understand why they were allowed to participate! (dried fruits, for example)
I'd learned from a friend who went last year that I should bring a container for samples. Of course, we ate plenty, but we also brought some home.
There was a wait before walking along this display - not surprising since you could take some of everything. We waited and when it was our turn, took only the dark samples. When it comes to chocolate, we are definitely racist.
Below is our favorite from the tastings. If you're lucky, maybe you'll have a chance to try them too.
It was fun to see the different sculptures created from chocolate.
|truffle making demonstration|
|want a slice or maybe two?|
|tasty chocolate liqueur|
The highlight of the event is the fashion show. Yes, a fashion show with dresses made of chocolate! This I had to see. It was nice of them to have the dresses on display before the show. We were able to examine them all closely.
We knew the show would draw the crowd together and we were right. The pictures with the models are all from a website - I take no credit.
|this one looked like leather|
Would you chew on your nails if they were chocolate? I would.
|Oh, I feel ridiculous!|
I wasn't asked, but this is my favorite - complete with chocolate lollipop.
It was a fun short excursion and is now checked off the list. We're glad we went, but don't need to go again. (Apologies for any chocolate cravings I may have caused.)