Chocolate Week Preview

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Chocolate Week starts on Monday, so we wanted to give you a quick preview of some of the events taking place over the week. There’s lots of exciting events happening all over the country and you can get all the details on the Chocolate Week website, but here’s a few of the highlights for me.

The Great Brownie Bake-Off

Saturday 9th October (Tomorrow)
Organised by the lovely Chocolate Consultant Louise Thomas, this promises to be a browniereffic event, with brownie tastings, baking demonstrations, and the chance to meet people like Edd Kimber (winner of BBC2′s Great British Bake-Off), Stacie Stewart (Masterchef finalist), and… me. The baking (and tasting) begins at 12pm at Mum No Hands in Old Street.
Full details here

Chocolate Quiz Hosted By Sudi Pigott

Tuesday 12th October
The web site says “Test your chocolate knowledge with our chocolate week quiz. Renowned food writer and author of’ How to be a Better Foodie’, Sudi Pigott, has come up with this delectable, fun and tongue-in-cheek quiz – give your innate chocolate knowledge a gentle work-out and exercise your tasting skills to identify some mystery chocolate centres at this one off event.”

Unfortunately, we can’t make this one ourselves. But at least that will give the other contestants a sporting chance…

Divine Chocolate

All Week
The good folks at Divine Chocolate have a whole range of events happening all over the country throughout Chocolate Week. Check out their web site for full details.

Chocolate Ecstasy in Chocolate & Cocktails

Thursday 14th October
We’ve already written a preview of this cocktail & chocolate pairing evening, and we’re really looking forward to it. Events kick off at 7pm in the Longitude bar of Le Meridien Hotel in Piccadilly. Find out more and book your place on the Chocolate Ecstasy web site and use the coupon code CHOCA1410 to save £5 on your entry fee!

Demarquette in Fortnum & Mason

Thursday 14th October
Top chocolatier Marc Demarquette will hosting a sampling of some of his amazing creations in Fortnum & Mason’s chocolate department on Thursday between 1:30pm and 5pm. Full details here.

Chocolate Unwrapped

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th October
The biggest event of the chocolate year, and one you can’t afford to miss if you love your chocolate. Some of the biggest and best names in chocolate (including Hotel Chocolat, Thorntons, Paul A. Young, William Curley and Rococo to name but a few!), gathered under one roof at Vinopolis in Borough. See our coverage of last years event to get an idea of what to expect, and find out more and book your tickets on the Chocolate Unwrapped web site.

These are just a few of our picks of the week, but there are events going on every day all over the country. The Chocolate Week web site has all the information you need to plan your chocolate-filled week!

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