This weekend I’m going to eat so much chocolate that I’m going to be on a sugar high for half a week afterwards. I do have a legitimate reason for this as the Chocolate and Co trade show is happening in La Spezia, a chocolate festival organised by Confartigianato, so i can merrily eat my own body weight in chocolate and know that I’m doing it all in the name of supporting local businesses… honest I am.

There will be hundreds of different stalls run by independent choclatiers showcasing a huge range of chocolates as well as teaching techniques to incorporate chocolate into savory food. There will also be workshops for children throughout both days and a special ‘Sweet Christmas Village’ market. All this and free samples. Lots of free samples.