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


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

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

  3. creative!! They look superb :)

  4. I have serious cravings after reading this!!

  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

    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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