Chocolate Festival


Chocolate Festival Draws Crowds to Crans Montana

An annual festival that invites skiers and boarders to indulge in chocolate, as well as snowy fantasies, has (unsurprisingly) been another huge success.

The fifth edition of ChocAltitude in the Swiss resort of Crans Montana once again united the best chocolate makers in Switzerland, who will be there to share their art and their passion for their job, earlier this month.

About 4,500 visitors took part during the two days of the festival which this year offered a packed programme, based on chocolate obviously, but with a special photo retrospective theme.

There were also various activities for children such as a glitter workshop and displays of amazing chocolate creations to admire.

During the chocolate workshop 158 children, along with 199 young people/teens and 96 adults participated creating their own chocolate figures for kids and youngsters and pralines for adults, making use of 39kg of chocolate in total.

“We have no idea of how much chocolate was eaten during ChocAltitude,” said a resort spokesperson, who added, “…but about 550 kg of chocolates were sold!”