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During the month of April, strolling through the central streets of San Carlos de Bariloche (Rio Negro) means impregnating yourself with the scents of cocoa in all its forms. It is a time where visitors from different parts of the world arrive to celebrate the National Chocolate Festival.
The main chocolatiers display their creativity in the stained glass windows and each visitor returns home with the suitcase full of this handcrafted treat.
At the event there is a wide variety of activities, such as the attractive career of chocolatiers, confectioners, confectioners and confectioners with typical outfits that must travel hundreds of meters from Mitre Street without spilling the liquid chocolate they carry in their containers.
In addition, you can witness the mind-blowing largest chocolate fondue in the world , the cocoa sculpture competition and the longest chocolate bar you've ever seen (about 200 m approx. Patagonian chocolate), the rabbit house and 10 thousand easter eggs to give away. Without a doubt, an event that no tourist should miss.
Unfortunately, the 2020 edition of this great party had to be suspended because of the health emergency by COVID-19. This is the second time that the Barilochense celebration has not occurred since it began there in 1969.
But, while chocolate could not go out on the street, both manufacturers and the Ministry of Tourism of Bariloche reinvented themselves to try to bring this addictive sweet to your home.
Since the factories were left with more than 20 tons of chocolate in stock, the Bariloche Chocolaters' Association seeks to negotiate with large supermarket chains and regional shops to buy easter eggs produced by factories, and that everyone can have access to this handcrafted delicacy.
On the other hand, the Government of Bariloche invites us to live the experience in a virtual way through its new digital platform under the slogan “Return to Vernos Soon”, focused on remote tourism. There you can find pictures, videos of the big celebration of the chocolate city and even a recipe to make a delicious chocolate branch at home.
Argentina's passion for chocolate does not slow down!
Publication Date: 25/04/2020
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