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Shrewsbury Chocolate Festival (11th November 2014)

The first Shrewsbury Chocolate Festival is taking place this weekend from Friday 14th November until Sunday 16th November.

The Festival will be held in the heart of Shrewsbury in St Mary’s Church, children’s workshops will run daily. A demo stage with demos from chocolatiers industry experts and local chefs will be at the centre of the Festival. Lee McCoy of Chocolate Reviews and Judith Lewis from Mostly About Chocolate will be giving an insight into the History of Chocolate and what to look for when buying chocolate, James Sherwin contestant on Channel 4’s the Taste and now a chef at Henry Tudor House and Michel Nijsten executive Chef at the Albright Hussey will be wowing the crowds on Sunday with savoury dishes and desserts.

The British Academy of Chocolate will also be represented at the Festival, the Academy promote the use of ethically, good quality chocolate. “The festival will have something for everyone; we’ve tried to make sure there’s a real mix of exhibitors; from truffles to chocolate bars, fudge, cakes, biscuits even chocolate beer and chocolate mulled wine will be on offer” adds Julia Wenlock

Shrewsbury Chocolate Festival will run over three days, Friday to Saturday 10am till 5pm and Sunday 10am until 4pm. The St Mary’s Charity Christmas Card shop will also be open over the three days of the festival, as well as Battlefield 1403 Cafe.