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Photos from Bristol Zoo’s Chilli and Chocolate Festival 2011

Bristol Zoo celebrated chilli and chocolate at a special festival over the weekend.

Local exhibitors displayed their wares on the zoo's main lawn whilst live bands entertained with latin, jazz and funk music. 175 varieties of chilli plant were put on display to mark the historic zoo's 175th anniversary.

Bristol Zoo Chilli and Chocolate Festival

Live music on Saturday was from Vamos! and on Sunday, K'Chevere provided the sounds.

Bristol Zoo Chilli and Chocolate Festival

Bristol-based chocolate workshop company, The Chocolate Tart, had a stand and were also providing tasting tutorials and putting on "Chocolate Gorilla Workshops"

Bristol Zoo Chilli and Chocolate Festival

More from The Chocolate Tart's stand...

Bristol Zoo Chilli and Chocolate Festival

Guilbert's was founded over a century ago and had its range on display at the festival.

Bristol Zoo Chilli and Chocolate Festival

Guilbert's award winning Lime Creams.

Bristol Zoo Chilli and Chocolate Festival

There was also an obligatory chocolate fountain.

And after that, there was of course the wonderful zoo to explore...

Click here to find out more about Bristol Zoo.

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