Taste chocolate Slovenia

Chocolate is one of the most widespread and popular sweets in the world. Its noble taste and gentle texture charms almost everyone, and it has positive effects on well-being. Dark chocolate in particular has numerous proven positive features which affect our health and well-being. Regardless of whether you like to enjoy it as a bar, drink or as a gourmet seasoning for various dishes, and of the type of chocolate you swear by, chocolate pleasures await in Slovenia. Treat your body, not only your taste buds, to chocolate indulgence. Experience true chocolate luxury at Slovenian sweet festivals.You can even spend a night in the embrace of chocolate! 

Satisfy your sweet tooth at festivals. 

Slovenian chocolate festivals are always well attended. Especially people with a sweet tooth and children look forward to them, as their stalls are full of chocolate of different flavours and shapes. Take a look at some of the major festivals, where you can satisfy your taste for chocolate to your heart's content.  

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Chocolate Festival, Radovljica  

The genuinely sweet Radol'ca turns into the Slovenian capital of chocolate every April. The chocolate treats attract tens of thousands of visitors, and chocolate is also the main theme of the accompanying events aimed at different generations held during the three days of the festival. One of the reasons for holding the festival is the tradition of chocolate production in the nearby town of Lesce, where the legendary Gorenjka chocolate is produced in the oldest still-operating chocolate factory in Slovenia.  

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Wine and Chocolate Festival, Podčetrtek  

In Podčetrtek and its surroundings they are very proud of their wine-growing and chocolate tradition. That’s why these two traditions are brought together at a special festival celebrated in early May every year. At the festival, you can taste Slovenian wines and boutique chocolates, children can take part in special chocolate workshops, and everyone can enjoy unique culinary experiences and the entertainment programme. If you like both wine and chocolate, you might try pralines filled with wine or chocolate wine.  

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Chili and Chocolate Festival, Maribor  

At this festival, which is held in Maribor every March, you will find out why opposites do attract. Two seemingly incompatible ingredients – sweet chocolate and spicy chili – are made to fit perfectly together. Enjoy spicy and/or sweet moments and find out everything you may not have known about chili and chocolate.  

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Čokoljana, Ljubljana 

Everyone who likes to taste different types of chocolate will be certainly happy to visit the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana in November. The chocolate fair held there is about much more than just indulging in chocolate, as you will learn many interesting things about this popular sweet treat. In addition, you will be able to get to know the many different ways in which chocolate can be used.  

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Sweet Istria, Koper 

If you really have a sweet tooth, you should visit a very special festival on the Slovenian coast at the end of summer that is sure to fully satisfy your passion for sweets. At the Sweet Istria festival held in September, the tables are full of delicious sweets from different parts of the world, as well as local delicacies. Of course, there is also chocolate in all possible shapes and combinations. Treat yourself to a sweet end of the summer!  

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Sweet dreams in a chocolate village  

In Slovenia you can spend the night in the embrace of chocolate. Don't believe it? Not far from Maribor, in a pleasant natural environment along the Drava River, you will find a very special village wherein every corner smells of chocolate. The Chocolate Village by the River is a unique glamping village where you can spend the night between the treetops or the hills along the river. You will truly enjoy a “sweet” vacation by indulging in chocolate workshops, chocolate massages, and chocolate delicacies.  

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A sweet visit to chocolateries 

In Slovenia, you will find a number of chocolateries that will pamper your palate with unique chocolate tastes.  

Chocolate experiences imbued with the tastes of Slovenia 

Would you like to taste something new? Discover the richness of special flavour chocolates imbued with a Slovenian touch. You might want to taste chocolate with fleur de sel, produced at the Piran Salt Pans. You can find a hint of the Mediterranean in dark chocolate with rosemary or truffles. How about pralines with the tastes of Prekmurje, such as pumpkin seed oil, Prekmurje gibanica or Traminec wine? In certain chocolates you can even taste the cheese Trnič, characteristic of the Velika Planina Plateau, "potica" and Teran liqueur. Chocolate with onions is another unusual but tasty combination. 

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