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Merthyr Tydfil’s hottest event of the year returns to the town centre on Saturday, 11th May – Join us from 10am on Penderyn Square for the Merthyr Tydfil Chilli & Chocolate Festival 2024.

The event will showcase some of the best-known chilli and chocolate producers from all over the UK, including Choppy’s Chilli Pantry, Chef Bernie’s Sauces, Hogi Hogi Hogi, Jol’s Patagonia Food Truck, The Artisan Cook, Choc Shop, The Crepe Escape, Mix Cocktails, Bang-On Brewery, and Van Goffi 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.
Plus, Chilli of the Valley will be your host for the eye-watering Asbestos Mouth Chilli Chicken Wing eating contest. Returning for its second year, it’s a great addition whether you’re brave enough to take part or you just like to watch others suffer!

With numerous 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 FREE family entertainment, including face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon modelling, Juggling Jim, Hip Hop duo Turbo and Dai, Comedy Waiters, Dancing Bodyguards, live music and much more.

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.

Can you handle the heat?

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