CHOCOA FESTIVAL

Chocolate lovers, meet the best chocolate makers here and taste the quality of fine or flavour and sustainable chocolate!

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

A paradise for the true chocolate lover! 

We are currently preparing the next Chocoa Festival on the weekend of March 7 and 8th 2015. 

During the Festival on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 March 2014, you could see, smell and taste more chocolate than you could imagine. The chocolate makers informed visitors about the extraordinary qualities and origins of their products, as well as how it positively influenced environmental and/or socio-economic conditions for cocoa farmers.  

As many as 700 different flavours can be differentiated in good chocolate. Learn to appreciate the richness in varieties, flavours and aromas, and be informed about the background story of chocolate. Once you know how to maximise your tasting experience, you will realise there is so much more to your favourite chocolate bar than you thought.

Enjoyed new flavours during Chocoa 2014? The following exhibitors were present: el SaucoOriginal BeansMetropolitanCHOCOdelicKallariAlexandre BellionBruingoudPatisserie ToutClaudio CoralloArthur TuytelPepperMangovan der Burgh ChocolaadOrigin Chocolate EventAMMA chocolate, Van VelzeHuize GeersFerrero, Hoja VerdeFresh ChainChocoWeb, the Chocolatemakers and Dutch Homemade.

Visitors were able to see the exposition 'For the Love of Chocolate', the multi media exhibition made possible by Solidaridad. This exhibition tells the story about the lives of two cocoa farmers in the Ivory Coast, and the route their cocoa makes from Africa to the port of Amsterdam, and finally to Mars' factory in Veghel. With this exhibition Solidaridad wants to focus attention on increasing the sustainability of cocoa production, because if nothing happens, farmers will stop growing cocoa and there will be a shortage of chocolate.
 
The organisation is currently working on the program for Chocoa in March 5-9th 2015. Want to know what you can expect next year? Be updated about the latest news via this website or Facebook. Or, get an impression from Chocoa 2013

 

Location

Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 March 2014
Time 09.00 - 17.00
National Maritime Museum Amsterdam

The Chocoa Festival took place in the National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum). For questions about the Festival you can reach us here.

Het Scheepvaartmuseum | Kattenburgerplein 1|​ 1018 KK Amsterdam |​ Tel: +31 (0)20 52 32 222

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Tastings and activities

Chocolate tastings were organised throughout the day, given by national and international experts.

 
Saturday March 29th

09:30

MuCho Mexico

Ana Rita Garcia Lascurain

10:30

Friis Holm

Friis Holm

11:30

Ferrero

Olivier Zwolsman & Beatrice Moulianitaki

12:30

Origin Chocolate Event: Amma

Erik Sauer

13:30

Cooking with cocoa

Maricel Presilla

14:30

Chocolaterie Alexandre

Alexandre Bellion

15:30

Wine & chocolate 

Udo Göebel 

17:00

Tasting for media and press

Caroline Lubbers & Jack Steijn

 

Sunday March 30th

09:30

Fine Flavour Chocolate

Caroline Lubbers

10:30

Claudio Corallo

Claudio Corallo

11:30

Chocoweb

Norbert Mergen

12:30

Origin Chocolate Event: Marou 

Vincent Mourou

13:30

Wine & chocolate

Jack Steijn

14:30

Cooking with cocoa

Maricel Presilla

15:30

Wine & chocolate

Udo Göebels

16:30

Kallari                                                      

John Otters

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How much do you actually know about cocoa and chocolate? You can find the questions and answers of the Chocoa quiz on our Facebook page. 

 

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