The chocolate industry in the UK is flourishing; bean-to-bar, raw, organic, vegan and premium. You need look no further than Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2017 for all of the lastest trends and innovations, including unique flavour combinations of avocado, gin and tonic, Eton mess, wild blueberry and chai!
On 3-5 September, Olympia London will be the place to be as an abundance of luxury chocolate products from around the globe will be unveiled, guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth. The new Speciality Chocolate Trail offers buyers the chance to explore and taste all the very latest flavours, textures and trends. Pick up a map and discover chocolatey heaven at this year’s Fair.
Will Torrent, award-winning Chocolatier & Pastry Consultant and Speciality & Fine Food Fair Ambassador compiled the Speciality Chocolate Trail, he explains: “How chocolate is made, what ingredients are used, the origin of cocoa beans and how the products taste are key influences in chocolate right now. Bean-to-bar producers are going from strength to strength with stunning workmanship, creativity and exciting flavour combinations. The Fair is the perfect place to try some of the most interesting and innovative chocolate in the industry.”
More than 50 premium chocolate producers will be on the trail this year including: Amelia Rope, Bean & Pod, KANMI, the ChocLab, J Cocoa, Love Cocoa, Milky Boy Swiss Chocolates, Cocoa Loco, Urban Village Chocolates, Dragees Reynaud and Zotter Chocolate.
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Chocolat Madagascar - stand 2806 - chocolatmadagascar.com
Creators of tree to bar fine chocolate from Madagascar. Fine rare cacao grown in North West Madagascar is fermented, dried, roasted, ground, conched and then packaged. Organic certified and Raisetrade.
KANMI - stand 3192 - kanmichocolate.com
Producers of handcrafted artisan chocolates with fusion elements from the East. They will be showcasing their range of chocolate pastilles and bars in a variety of innovative flavours including Green Tea Matcha, and Lychee.
Zotter Chocolate - stand 3340 - zotter.co.uk
A multi award-winning chocolate maker, creating delicious bean to bar products. There are over 400 varieties in the Zotter range, all of which are organic and Fairtrade. Join Zotter as they celebrate their 30th anniversary.
Kara Bowen, event manager said, “The world of gourmet chocolate is so vibrant and exciting, and we are seeing so many new flavours and techniques emerging. Buyers joining the Speciality Chocolate Trail will be amongst the first to discover what trends will be making the headlines now, and in the future.”