Chocolate!


Chocolate!

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

As I have said before, there’s always something happening in Piazza Maggiore. This time CioccoShow has taken over. Not only in Piazza Maggiore, but also in the adjoining Piazza Nettuno. In the recently reopened main street of via Rizzoli and the still closed central street of Hugo Bassi there are additional little tents full of chocolate vendors. I found a nice video of the show but cannot embed it. However if you click on Bologna Cioccoshow 2015 and scroll down a bit you can see the video for an interesting tour through tons of chocolate.

Of course I did some sampling. In addition to a few free tastes I couldn’t resist the temptation of a couple of chocolate truffles and some slabs of chocolate with cranberries and in another case peperoncini (hot peppers) and it was definitely spicy. And of course I took some pictures but I hope that you’ll try the video.

cioccoshow

Tons of chocolate truffles

              Tons of chocolate truffles

Slabs of chocolate with a variety of candied fruit and nuts

Slabs of chocolate with a variety of candied fruit and nuts

Chocolates in shape of tools

                        Chocolates in shape of tools

More novelty chocolate - iphones

                         More novelty chocolate – iphones

Chocolate shoes - mostly women's bu some men's too

Chocolate shoes – mostly women’s but some men’s too

As I mentioned above they had reopened the main streets but then they put these vendor kiosks there and I guess one poor bus driver did not get the message with a humorous result. It’s pretty hard for a bus to back up for a long distance so it created quite a mess in that area.

Autobus oops

                                               Autobus oops

 

 

http://www.bolognatoday.it/cronaca/bus-via-indipendenza-cioccoshow-stand.html

 

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2 Responses to “Chocolate!”

  1. Marcia Nance Allen Says:

    I’m fixing chicken with peperoncini for dinner this evening and had never ever considered it with chocolate. Cranberries, yes. Peperoncini, no. 😉 It all looks divine!

  2. Joe Says:

    It was pretty good but spicier than I would have imagined.

    Joe

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