May 28th, 2013 by Rosa
Day 2 of Sweets and Snacks was our last day, though the conference went on for one more day. We had only about a third of the floor to cover, so we were able to take it easy and take our time.
I had a nice chat with Nestle about their Cocoa Plan. They’re working on bettering the lives of their cocoa farmers and making cocoa production more sustainable.
Jelina Chocolatier was back. I loved the two bars of theirs that I’d tried last year, and they gave me a few more to try. Alas, they’re still looking for a big U.S. distributor. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for them!
Emma and I sat in on a wine and chocolate pairing over at the Lindt booth. It was a fun exercise (we paired a Riesling with their Orange Intense and a red something with their dark chocolate), and it also allowed Lindt to show off their new individually wrapped squares from their Excellence line. We also got to keep our Lindt wine glasses as souvenirs. Hooray swag!
Speaking of swag, Emma, through much determination, managed to sweet talk her way into taking home a plush Peep. It was adorable, and she will not part with it.