Friday, 30 October 2009

Eurochocolate!


Eurochocolate?


What is she talking about now? Have the boys in Brussels released another crazy law? Is this the end of our favourite UK chocolate bars? No, nothing like that at all!


When the Rainforest Alliance asked me for some chocolate tasters little did I realise that my chocolate would end up in one of Europe’s biggest chocolate events of the year in Italy! Unfortunately, they didn't take me just the chocolate.

The event takes place in Perugia and runs for a week. Can you imagine spending a week tasting chocolate and other delightful goodies. Apparently this event goes from strength to strength and once a taste has been acquired for real dark chocolate, you won't want to pick up a Milky Bar again.

I sent a small sample of Costa Rica 64 which is a dark 'Origin' chocolate and according to our RA representative the chocolate was extremely well received.
The tasting took place in the bastion of the Rocca Paolina, a Renaissance fortress built in Perugia, unfortunately due to the dungeon lighting the photos didn’t turn out very well!

 The event was the 16th edition of Eurochocolate in the city of Perugi

 There were over 1 million visitors at the event and 205 tons of chocolate were distributed/sold at the event

 There were a series of tasting events called “Viaggiare con Gusto” – “Travel with Taste” and 400 people participated in total; tasting different chocolates from different origins

 The tasting of chocolates with the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ green frog seal had about 40 participants

 The Chocolate Truffle company’s chocolate was very well received by the lead taster and the audience; confirming that quality and sustainability go hand in hand

 The tasting was held in the Rocca Paolina, a Renaissance fortress
We didn't win any prizes but it's great to know that your product is receiving some critical attention.
For more information on our Costa Rican chocolate bars please follow the link http://www.thechocolatetrufflecompany.co.uk/rainforest_alliance.html