This year the chocolate show was fabulous! There were many interesting things to do. Lots and lots of chocolate! Yum! Chocolate lovers could taste chocolate in various forms from five continents.

The tendency to healthy chocolate was shown by chocolate producers stating that chocolate was good for health and offering light, low sugar chocolate, without gluten.

Each day a fashion show with dresses designed by chocolate producers was held. Numerous conferences such as chocolate tourism were held.

Japan celebrated 160 years of relationship from France with a special area dedicated to Japanese chocolate makers.

From bean to bar was evidenced by chocolate producers from Asia, Africa, and South
America;

Daily pastry shows featured masters of pastry who shared their secrets and gave out free samples.

On October 4 and October 5 the area of World Chocolate Masters offered children the
opportunity to work with chocolate chefs and students.

For the second year a special opening night October 30 benefiting Association Mécénat
Chirurgie Cardiaque, which provides children with new hearts took place. Three thousand people paid 35 Euros to attend. There was a special fashion show on the catwalk featuring dresses designed by chocolate makers: The list of celebrities included:

  • JOYCE JONATHAN
  • DJIBRIL CISSÉ
  • NATASHA ST-PIER
  • EVA COLAS (EN LICE CONCOURS MISS UNIVERS)
  • BRAHIM ZAIBAT
  • TRISTANE BANON
  • MARIE DENIGOT
  • MARIE PORTOLANO
  • NADÈGE BEAUSSON-DIAGNE
  • FRANCESCA ANTONIOTTI
  • DANIELA PREPELIUC
  • NATHALIE SCHRAEN-GUIRMA
  • SILVIA NOTARGIACOMO

The electro-pop duoKiz provided music.

Ann  Champagne Gremillet

We enjoyed eating various kinds of chocolates and enjoyed seeing the people whom we met at the Chocolate Show 2017 from the USA company Guittard.

The chocolate show was very enjoyable and informative.

Author Details
Jane Rosenstein is a U.S. citizen living in Paris, France. She is a professional translator/interpreter. She is the owner of The International Connection which does international marketing consultation including sales of wine, interpretation, and translation. She enjoys the cultural life that living in Paris offers and has talents in organizing events. She speaks English, French, and Spanish. She has a B.S. degree in mathematics from University of Pittsburgh and an M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.
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2 COMMENTS

  1. Interesting that chocolate has its modern ‘historically recorded’ origins in the place where Olmecs came, and where the Olmecs most likely came from. If you launch from the Ivory Coast, then Central America looks like a destination.

    this is in alignment with Mayan history and trails that lead to Atlantis. So, chocolate may be a big clue to tracing the past. The ancient universities John Henrik Clarke spoke of may be another.

  2. In West Africa the French have secured zones for the trade of cocao nibs to the betterment of everyone. One of their best efforts. The locals seem to enjoy the :Pax Cocao”.

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