Chocolate lovers looking for a sweet adventure have plenty of options to choose from this March. We've rounded up five can't-miss chocolate festival taking place in Europe and the United States so you can plan a fun weekend. You'll discover different chocolate varieties, meet chocolatiers and learn how to incorporate chocolate into home-cooked recipes. Take a look and start packing your bags:
Oregon Chocolate Festival
March 6-8, 2015
Held in the scenic town of Ashland, Oregon's Chocolate Festival features the delectable products of chocolatiers in the West. Visitors will taste gourmet chocolates and have a change to indulge in chocolate spa treatments at the Ashland Springs Hotel.
March 7-8, 2015
Already in its 19th year, the Copenhagen Chocolate Festival is held at the old Carlsberg Brewery. Visitors will get to sample hundreds of sweet and savory chocolates, learn about textures and attend various fun workshops.
Visitors will learn to recognize the qualities of good cocoa and taste over 700 different varieties. Chocolate makers from Brazil, Peru, Mexico, England, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands and many more will tell you about the origins of their products.
Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest, New Mexico
March 21-22, 2015
Albuquerque's premiere food festival for chocolate, coffee and other gourmet goods. Visitors will meet chocolatiers, bakers, wine makers and get to participate in chocolate sculpting contests, as well as attending cooking demos.
The Chocolate Festival, UK
March 27-29, 2015
Taking place in London, Oxford, Brighton and Bristol, this annual fest allows visitors to sample chocolate varieties from around the world and attend cookery classes taught by master chocolatiers.