Chocolate lovers from all over Italy and Europe descended on Perugia this weekend as the thirteenth annual Eurochocolate festival began on Saturday. Eurochocolate is a ten day chocolate festival where vendors from all over Europe exhibit their newest chocolate creations as well as classic favorites. Many companies from Switzerland and Holland as well as local companies such as Perugina and Augusta Perusia display their chocolates as tens of thousands of people crowd the center.
Exhibits include chocolate sculptures, a six-foot wall made of chocolate, as well as panels and discussions with chocolate makers. Perugina unveiled their new Bacio chocolate, flavored with cherry to go along with their classic hazelnut flavored Bacio. Needless to say, students are enjoying hot chocolate, churros con cioccolato, even chocolate with Habanero peppers.