The Chocolate Festival of Belize celebrates cacao and chocolate as an important and vital industry to the social and economics well being of southern Belize.
Photo courtesy of Belize Travel Magazine
Belize has four quality chocolate producers. Cacao is native to the Americas, and the Toledo District of southern Belize is recognized for its superior cacao.
Visitors and locals alike can indulge in the latest creations from Belizean boutique chocolate makers – Kakaw, Goss Chocolate, Cotton Tree Chocolate, and Ixcacao - and feast on delectable hors d'ouevres.
The festival features an array of fine wines, Belikin's specially brewed Chocolate Stout, crafts, exhibits, and live music. Other festival activities include kayak trips, chocolate farm trips, and chocolate making
TASTE OF TOLEDO STREET FAIR
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The pedstrian -only street fair offers a fun day of entertainment, along with the opportunity to learn about the many cultures of the (5) main ethnic groups: Kriol, Maya, Garifuna, Mestizo and East Indian.
The Taste of Toledo cookery competition has two categories - sweet and savoury, and judging will be based on taste, creative use of chocolate and/or cacao, originality, and presentation.
CACAO FOR KIDS ACTIVITIES:
- Face painting
- Puppet show
- Finger painting
- Jewellery making
Chocolate Festival of Belize