Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival

If you’ve ever read Chocolat by Joanne Harris you’ll remember the part where Vianne plans a chocolate festival on Easter Sunday much to the chagrin of the local priest. Well in the town where I grew up (Ramsbottom and yes you are allowed to giggle), a local chocolate shop owner Paul Morris of the Chocolate Cafe had the idea of opening a chocolate market for a few days. What better time than the weekend before Easter? The festival has grown year on year since it first began 5 years ago in 2008 and has become immensely popular. Who can blame people? It’s highly entertaining with live music, chocolate demonstrations and even a beer tent serving chocolate beer. So even if you’re not a fan of sweet food, you’d be entertained.

Now, I was only observing reallyrather than eating lots of sweeties; as I have given up chocolate for Lent and I am getting excited for Easter Sunday, but I’m sure a few people are only just recovering from sugar comas.


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