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Merthyr’s hottest event of the year is back – with the welcome addition of Chocolate!! Join us from 10am on Saturday, 13th May, at Penderyn Square for the Merthyr Tydfil Chilli & Chocolate Festival 2023.

The event will showcase some of the best-known chilli and chocolate producers from all over the UK, including Grim Reaper Foods, A Bit Of A Pickle, Choppy’s Chilli Pantry, Gareths Delicious Delights, Gourmet Gower Fudge, Good Game Charcuterie, and Austringer Cider, to name just a few. Exhibiting only the best products, from chilli sauces, cooking sauces, chilli pastes, pickles, seeds, dips, chilli cider, chilli chocolate Welsh cakes, chilli chocolate, brownies, cheesecake, chocolate rum, cookies, ice cream to merchandise and more.

With over 30 vendors and well over 100 types of chilli and chocolate products for you to choose from, there is something for everyone from the hardcore enthusiast chilli connoisseur to the curious and the dedicated chocolate lover to those with a sweet tooth. Plus, there will be lots of family entertainment, including face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon modelling, Granny Turismo, live entertainment, and even a hot chilli chicken wing eating competition!!

While you are being swept off your feet by the varieties of chilli and chocolate products on offer, there are also onsite restaurants and cafes where you can quench your thirst and fill your hungry tummies before returning for more chilli and chocolate mayhem.

The event is FREE, and parking is only £1 all day in the town centre pay and display car parks.