On a grey Saturday (25th of October) the Chocomobile parked in front of the biggest shopping center in the Fairtrade Town of Helsinki. Building started at 11.30 which gave us a little bit too little time, but we managed to get everything ready with only a little delay. The event took place from 12.00 to 17.00. We were having so much fun and so many interested people around us that we didn’t quite finish at five p.m.
During the event some 500 people signed the petition and more than 2500 people saw the Chocomobile, tasted Fairtrade chocolate or hot chocolate, discussed with us or got their picture taken. People turned the Fair Fortune Wheel and if they were lucky, got to dip some Fairtrade bananas to the awesome ChocoFountain (which needed some extra heating because of the chilly weather). Our super cool Chocomobil crew were really good sports and also we had the pleasure of having our Estonian colleagues at the event as well. Thank you! After the event the exhibition continued to Omnia Vocational College, where more than 5000 students have the chance to see it and sign the petition.
In the evening we had an after party for the Chocolate Bunnies and all Fairtrade lovers in bar Pacifico, with a pub quiz, live music and documentary film (which we ended up watching as a silent film with DJ Selina Kyle playing music due to some technical difficulties). Charming singer-songwriter Liila Jokelin played a gig, and 150 partying people had a lot of fun and fair chocolate. It was really great to have the tour stopping in Helsinki!