Chocolate Week 2010

Chocolate Week is a time of pure indulgence involving the country’s best chocolatiers and chocolate shops holding events all over the UK.

Find out more about Chocolate Week and the participants at www.chocolate-week.co.uk

Chocolate Unwrapped 2010

The highlight of Chocolate Week 2010.

Charbonnel et Walker Vanilla Truffles

Strangely, the only things we’ve ever reviewed from Charbonnel et Walker are boxes of truffles. It’s what they’re most known for and they don’t seem to like to stray too far into the world of “new” and “exciting”. I recently found …

Win A Chocolate Week Chocolate Stash

Click to Enlarge Stash Update: This competition is now closed. As Chocolate Week draws to an end, we find ourselves with significantly more chocolate than we started with. So we’ve decided to give some of the best of it away to one …

Chocolate Ecstasy Cocktails at Le Méridien

Jennifer Earle hosts an evening of cocktails and chocolate exploration.

Mitzi Blue Sternenmilch

Time for another of Josef Zotter’s offshoot ‘Mitzi Blue‘ products (I was going to say ‘bars’ but that would be wrong – this is a disc). This time we have the slightly scary sounding ‘Sternenmilch’ (UK consumers have the …

Blue Basil Brownie

This little brownie was part of my goody bag at the recent Divine Chocolate cocktail evening in Marylebone. As you might expect, it’s using Divine chocolate (their 85% dark chocolate and their milk chocolate), along with lots of organic goodness. I …

Rococo Basil & Persian Lime

Time for more of Rococo’s beautiful new packaging, inspired by the Moorish tiles in their “secret” Moroccan garden in Motcomb Street. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the flavours come from there too, although I’m not entirely sure that …

Marmite Very Peculiar Milk Chocolate

Marmite and chocolate. The perfect combination. At least it was when top chocolatier Paul A. Young created his Marmite Truffles a couple of years ago. And it was even better when he created an amazing Marmite XO bar last year. But now …

Academy of Chocolate Conference 2010

Highlights of the AoC conference at the RAC Club.

The Great Brownie Bake-Off

Brownie overload in Old Street!

Prestat Truffle Selection

I picked up this little bag of fresh truffles from Prestat’s brightly coloured shop in central London. Having never tried any of their fresh chocolates, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect – my Prestat experience to date has been …

Sugargrain Brownies

I was introduced to Caroline Aherne by a mutual friend a while ago – back when Caroline was selling at Covent Garden Market (she’s now at the monthly Real Food Festival market) and at a time when she was thinking …

A Weekend of Chocolate Ecstasy Tours

Walking tours of London's chocolate shops.

Chocolate Week Preview

A preview of the biggest week of the year for chocolate in the UK.

Chocolate Ecstasy Chocolate & Cocktails Night

It’s not often we write about chocolate related events before they happen, but I’m really excited about this one and wanted to tell you about it. This year, Chocolate Week coincides with London Cocktail Week, so what could be better …