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Salon du Chocolat Milano was ok…

La Torre Diamante
La Torre Diamonte / Diamond Tower

…but if there’s going to be another one next year, count me out.

Held for the very first time in Milan this past February 13-15, right next to Torre Diamante, it was an opportunity to taste and purchase top-quality international chocolates that we had never heard of. That’s a plus in my book. Still, for the 10€x2 entry fee (discounted early-bird when I purchased online), it was rather pricey for having such a limited amount of exhibitors (the majority being italian of course). A fashion show on the weekend and a number of events were held throughout the 3-day period, none of which we were all that interested in. If we ever do this again, it will have to be at the original Salon du Chocolat in Paris.

Salon du Chocolat stash and vegan chocolate bars
Top 2 rows from Salon du Chocolat. Akesson’s (Madagascar) and Marou (Vietnam) mini-bars.
Bottom row from supermarket – Lindt’s toasted sesame and vegan chocolate from Tuscany.
Below, photos from Salon du Chocolat Milano.

Mark your calendar…for the Salon du Chocolat

Salon du Chocolat

February 2016Salon Du Chocolat is coming to town! Originally started in la Ville Lumière over 2 decades ago, this chocolate event of events is finally making a splash in Italy’s fashion capital. If you’re visiting Milan in mid-February, this might be something worth checking out. If you already live in Italy, online tickets (early bird discount for a limited time only) would make an ideal stocking stuffer. Santa do you hear me?!?

I can’t end this post without – what else – showing what an impulse buy looks like when I hit the chocolate aisle at the supermarket. After all, it is the holiday season, and several of these bars weren’t there the last time I checked. Am I pretty bad or am I not bad enough?

Christmas chocolate stash
Excited to try the Vanini bars!