The Coffee and Chocolate Expo is back at Montecasino for the second time and is said to be a WHOLE lot better than it was last year. I was invited to the opening yesterday afternoon/evening and
my sweet-tooth I definitely wasn’t disappointed.
The expo is being held in four marquees setup at Monte’s outdoor event area. Each marquee is an adventure in discovering which companies have stalls, and all that is on offer. Don’t let the title of coffee and chocolate fool you, there is so much more than just coffee and chocolate (though there is a lot of that too). There is fudge, toffee, crepes, burritos, pancakes, Body Shop goodies, beer, ice-cream, and a whole lot more!
I absolutely adored this old-school Ford that had been turned into a mobile coffee shop.
I then found the most amazing pancake stall called Choco Kebab. It’s an idea originating from Italy where there is this giant kebab of solid chocolate. The pancake is layered with Nutella, then whipped cream, then shavings from the chocolate kebab, then nuts and fruit, and finally topped with some more chocolate and a sprinkling of icing sugar. It was a little difficult to eat, but totally worth all the chocolate that ended up on my face.
Another fabulous discovery was that of chocolate moulded into high heels! This is one chocolate I don’t think I could ever eat…
If you are planning on heading to the expo this weekend, be sure to check out the following stalls… Tasha’s Fudge where six different flavours of fudge are on offer with a great deal of buy 5 and get the 6th one free. Le Pain de Vie which has the most delicious pizza (both savoury and sweet). Chocolaj for their delicious cupcakes and macaroons. Gayleen’s Decadence which boasts healthy chocolate free from all dairy, sugar, preservatives etc and sweetened only with raw honey.
My sweet tooth is really happy with the amount of goodies I bought. Now the hard part will be rationing these out over the next few days…
For more information on event times, ticket prices, etc, head over here.