Future chocolate fests cancelled due to ‘bad press’
THE organisers of a ‘Fantastical Chocolate Festival’ have cancelled all the events in the rest of their tour blaming a ‘bad press’.
On Monday, dozens of people demanded refunds following an event at the Passenger Shed at Temple Meads in Bristol.
They were complaining that they were left ‘embarrassed’ by the lack of stalls, entertainments and the paucity of a £7.50 goodie bag that contained six sweets, three chocolates, a mug and a children’s activity sheet.
The Bristol event was the second in a national tour that was travelling around the country, setting up in major towns and cities before travelling to London in the spring.
The controversy that followed the Bristol event followed similar outrage following the first event in Liverpool in October – people who went to that one were so outraged they started a Facebook group to compare experiences and share their efforts to get a refund.
People who have already paid for tickets to the festivals taking place in other places, including Bournemouth, have been given refunds and told in an email from the company that a ‘bad press’ is to blame.