Óbidos International Chocolate festival extended to make up for bad weather

in World · 22-03-2018 13:48:00 · 0 Comments

Óbidos’ famous International Chocolate festival is to be extended for two more weekends, from 13 to 15 and 20 to 22 April, to compensate the public for having had to close due to the recent bad weather.

The festival was originally due to run from 23 February until 18 March, but, organisers said, they could not provide a comfortable event most days because of the storms and heavy rain.
It has therefore been decided the festival will open for a further two weekends in compensation. Admission costs €6.50 for the general public.
The festival has recently been making international headlines due to one particular bonbon it has on show, dubbed the most expensive chocolate in the world.

Named the ‘Glorius’, the truffle-filled, edible gold-leaf-covered chocolate costs €7,728 for a single treat.
Made up of equatorial, black Valrhona chocolate, saffron filaments, Perigord white truffle, white truffle oil, Madagascar vanilla, gold flakes, and a ‘secret ingredient’, a limited edition of just 1,000 bonbons have been produced, sold in packaging that is also “a work of art and almost like a jewellery box,” that can be kept after the bonbon has been eaten, its creators said.
The bonbon’s appearance at the Óbidos Festival, in a tent surrounded by guards, has been covered around the globe, by everyone from Reuters to BBC breakfast and the Malay Mail.


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