Melt: Chocolate Festival

Past Event: 26 May 2013

Source: Museum Victoria

Chocolate was celebrated in all its diverse and delicious forms at this one-day festival in which Belgian, Mexican and Portuguese-speaking communities, amongst others, explored the role of chocolate in cuisine, culture and commerce.

Melt: Chocolate Festival 2013 (PDF, 251KB)

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The festival day included:

  • An array of chocolate food and drinks such as Belgian waffles with chocolate sauce, Mexican champurrado (thick hot chocolate) and sweet bread, Brazilian brigadeiros (chocolate truffles) and savoury lunch options.
  • Chocolate, sweets and products from vendors including Brasil Sweets, El Cielo, Van Nunen Chocolates, Monsieur Truffe, 2Pocket Fairtrade, Oxfam, Pana Chocolate and Sissy’s Gourmet Delights
  • Belgian Chocolate & Beer tasting workshop
  • Mexican Day of the Dead Chocolate Skull decorating workshops
  • Brazilian Brigadeiro (chocolate truffle) making workshops
  • Talks on the origins of cacao in ancient Mexico, history and development in Brazil, bean to bar processes, ethics and sustainability in local and global industries
  • Info and displays from community organisations and international chocolate museums
  • Dance and music performances as well as family craft activities

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