Chocolate Expo: Jakarta, West Java

An international chocolate expo is coming to town and will be held at the Semanggi Expo center, South Jakarta, from Nov. 1 to 3. The Jakarta Chocolate Expo has been held biannually since 2001, with chocolate producer Tulip claiming to be the “Embassy of Chocolate” for the event.

Some 31,000 people visited the last exhibition, which was held in 2005, said Elvira Koto, the company’s marketing manager.

Elvira said 50 companies that produced chocolate-related products would participate in the expo.

A giant chocolate house loaded with various chocolate candies, a fountain, biscuits and ice cream will be located in a playground at the expo for child visitors under 16.

The house will be made from more than 1.5 tons of dark, milk and white chocolate, Elvira said.

“Only children will be allowed play inside the house. Adults can enjoy looking at the exterior of the house from a viewing area.”

Source: Jakarta Post