Brussels Chocolate Fair

by Michaela

The fifth year of the Brussels Chocolate Fair known in French as Salon du Chocolat took place between 2nd – 4th March 2018 in the premises of Tour & Taxis. Just imagine a surface of 8,000 mdevoted only to chocolate and cacao, sounds like a dream, right? This years’ edition welcomed more than 130 participants including chocolatiers, cocoa experts, and pastry chefs. About 25,000 visitors could enjoy delicious and festive programme including degustations, demonstrations, workshops or conferences. The theme of this years’ edition was “Chocolate & Cocoa: The Great Adventure” which celebrated the creativity and passion of an entire profession.

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

 

Read also: Le Salon du Chocolat in Paris

 

Peru – Guest of honor of this year´s Brussels Chocolate Fair

The guest of honor of this year’s Brussels Chocolate Fair was Peru, a country that has been successfully transforming from the coca culture to the cocoa culture. The Peruvian stand presented colorful chocolate bars and cocoa beans of various aromas. Very interesting were also the chocolate figurines of Machu Picchu or the Andean Manneken Pis made by Kontiti. 

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

 

Belgian Classics

The well-known Belgian brands such as Neuhaus, Leonidas, Valentino or Pralibel took the opportunity to introduce their new pralines. The stand of Leonidas with a rainbow of their Easter eggs could not stay unnoticed. Neuhaus tempted visitors with a degustation of their handmade pralines Irrésistibles which were being made right in front of the visitors’ eyes.

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

 

Those who were thirsty could stop by at the bar of Duvel where a degustation of special beers in harmony with pralines by Jitsk Chocolates happened. A few steps further, Masalto demonstrated the marriage of coffee and chocolate.

 

And more chocolates…

 

 

New Discoveries

I could have finally tasted some of Darcis pralines here! I always walk around their boutique located at Sablon in Brussels but rarely enter. I am now asking myself how has that even been possible! All the pralines that we tasted and bought here, I just loved them! My favorite one was probably the one with peanut butter or mint filling. So Darcis chocolatier now goes on the list of my favorite chocolate boutiques in Brussels! (One day I am going to share it with you, so stay tuned!) 

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

 

Another very interesting discovery was Chocolate in a bottle, a sparkling wine with the flavor of chocolate and hazelnuts that arrived from Namur. To be degustated only with Belgian strawberries! 😉

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

 

I also got a box of chocolates from a small artisan producer Chocolate Factory from Rixensart who had some interesting flavors.

 

Chocolate Fashion Show

A very successful part of the Brussels Chocolate Fair this year was again the fashion show presenting dresses made of chocolate, created by duos of chocolate masters and fashion designers such as for example Choco-Story Brussels & BodartValentino Chocolatier & Sixtine Anne de Molina or Jean-Philippe Darcis & Debora Velasquez.

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

 

RUBY RB1

During the event, Callebaut introduced their fourth sort of chocolate RUBY RB1 with a special choreograph evoking its color and flavor. Ruby is destined to artisans and will be available in Belgium as from April.

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

Just imagine a surface of 8,000 m2 devoted to chocolate and cacao - sounds like a dream, right? And so it was the 5th Edition of the Brussels Chocolate Fair took place from 2nd-4th March 2018 and welcomed over 130 chocolatiers, pastry chefs, cocoa experts, and designers. Let's have a little taste of the event here!

 

More Information

You can find more information including dates and prices on the official website of the Salon du Chocolat.

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2 comments

Jeanelle 19.3.2018 - 20:39

Chocolate , wine , and fashion , my three favourite things and my weakness. Thanks for bringing me down the rabbit hole again. lol great article .

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Lauren 19.3.2018 - 23:35

This looks absolutely amazing! I LOVE chocolate and maybe drooling as I look at your pictures. I remember getting some Leonidas chocolates long ago, and they were fabulous.

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