Thursday, 15 November 2012

Bologna Cioccoshow: Reinventing the Kebab!


As I write, I'm still basking in the warmth of a scrumptious hot chocolate. It was the perfect remedy for a chilly morning stroll around the Cioccoshow stalls lining Piazza Maggiore, the heart of Bologna. As I wandered around, I noticed that Cioccoshow had certainly upped its game this year. Alongside the traditional blocks of chocolate and delicate truffles, there were also chocolate kebabs, chocolate i-pads (to scale), huge chocolate pizzas and even full nativity sets. 



A fully rotating chocolate kebab! 
The creamy chocolate shavings were then served on a slab of chocolate bread.


Typical Italian Breakfast immortalized in Chocolate: 
Cappuccino Cream & Chocolate Brioche (Italian: cornetto) on a White Chocolate Saucer


The Cutest Penguin ever! It was all on its lonesome and I was so 
tempted to give it a home (except that would have meant eating it...) 


Yogurt Truffles and the delicious Ricotta and Pear combination
(which is also incredibly refreshing as a gelato flavour during the summer)




Choose between Cinnamon (cannella) or Chilli (peperoncino) 
Dense & Creamy Cremino Chocolate Blocks



Have a Complete Chocolate Picnic: Salami, Bread Rolls & Cheese 


Italian Cheeses: Ricotta, Grana Padana & Parmeggiano 
not forgetting the chocolate grater!
  

Betty Boop, Asterix, Kung Fu Panda and Snoopy! 



Delicious Marrón Glacés (Glazed Chestnuts)



Some of the unusual flavours on offer: Parma Violets, Basil & Chilli






A nut cracker and a selection of nuts



A full make-up set including lipstick, eyeshadow, and mascara! 



Traditional Parma Violets from the Emilia-Romagna Region


And of course, Elegant Italian Shoes & Handbags
  
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The Cioccoshow will be in Bologna from the 14th - 18th November. If you get the opportunity, do come and have a gander. Check out @cioccoshow for more info regarding the festival and events such as chocolate tasting, chocolate making and events for children throughout the next few days. 

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If this has whet your appetite, you might also fancy a peep at Last Year's Chocolate Festival

7 comments:

  1. Amazing work of art. Everything looks so delish too! Love the chocolate shoes and handbags!

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  2. this post makes me want to grab those photos and eat them right away.
    they look scrumptious.. ^^

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  3. Wow...how creative!! They look superb :)

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  4. I have serious cravings after reading this!!

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  5. Speaking of unusual chocolate. Have you tried Chocolate marmite... they sell it in the UK.
    Also chilli chocolate is rather popular with most people in the UK. its odd, i dislike it sooo much.
    I went to Paris and loved all the chocolate shops. Was amazing!! so glad i do not live there i be as big as a house :D

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    1. Yes I have actually, my brain couldn't make top of tail of it. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't delicious either. In fact, the book has 1 or 2 sweet recipes and I'm not sure if I'll ever be brave enough to try them. Mind you, I tried strawberries and balsamic vinegar and that was amazing. Maybe one day...

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Sarita x

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