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Here at Chocolatier.co.uk, we’re ardent supporters of chocolate in all its forms. However, not all chocolate is created equal. Finding a good bar of chocolate, a tasty chocolate ice cream,or a satisfying hot chocolate can be quite the task. Price alone does not dictate quality, nor does packaging.

In a bid to separate great chocolate from the rest, we’ve unselfishly thrown ourselves at the task to taste test as many varieties of chocolates and chocolate bars from as many manufacturers and chocolatiers as we discover. You are welcome!

What pairs perfectly with a chocolatey treat? A good book, of course, providing high quality information, recipes, tips and insider knowledge from the world of chocolate. We have been busy reading plenty of chocolate recipe books and chocolatier travelogues to find the best worth investing in.

We pride ourselves on honest, no-nonsense, real world chocolate reviews that explains exactly what you can expect if you try that chocolate. You may agree or disagree with our outcomes (as everybody’s taste buds and preferences are different), and we encourage you to comment with your own reviews and feedback, to share your experiences with us and fellow readers.

Valrhona Factory

Chocolate Tasting the Valrhona Way

The Academy of Chocolate, as founder and Chairman Sara Jayne Stanes explained to me, “was founded in 2005 for educational purposes, to teach people how to distinguish between chocolate and chocolate confectionery and explore the long journey from bean to...

Rococo Mixed Chocolate Selection box

Review: Rococo Mixed Chocolate Selection

The Mixed Chocolate Selection from Rococo is, in my opinion, the collection that best represents the brand itself. The packaging is lush, precious and instantly recognisable. The smell is delicious and the 20 hand-made chocolates almost look too good to...

Chocolate box

Luxurious Chocolate Boxes by Harrods°

The famous Knightsbridge store is open online, and boasts a selection of luxurious chocolate gifts for everyone. Why not treat somebody you love with a thoughtful box of chocolate truffles, a cannister of enrobed nuts, or a selection of chocolate treats from other luxurious chocolate brands?

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Oialla chocolate sachet

Review: Oialla Chocolate

The small, neat, square, matte white cardboard box with the stylishly confident Oialla ‘signature’ across the lid evokes the elegant packaging of high-end cosmetics. The words ‘Chocolato Criollo Puro y silvestre’ (Criollo chocolate pure and wild) are the verbal clue...

Damian Allsop Pure Collection chocolate box

Review: Damian Allsop Pure Collection

A pioneer of the water-based ganache, Damian Allsop’s innovative approach to making chocolate has made him a chocolatier to watch with interest. With his Pure Collection, he offers an intriguing insight into cocoa, showcasing a selection of unflavoured chocolate ganaches...

Conscious Hamper

Fancy One of Everything at Conscious Chocolate?°

Perfect if you can't decide which chocolate bar to choose, this Conscious Chocolate Hamper contains vegan, raw chocolate bars from the entire Conscious range. Presented in a stylish gift box or wicker hamper, it's ideal for giving as a thoughtful gift and is also a great value way to sample the full range of flavoured chocolate bars.

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Fortnum & Mason Florentine

Review: Fortnum & Mason Florentines

Dare I say this on a chocolate website? Yes. Sometimes, chocolate is too... chocolatey. It's sometimes too sweet, it's not always what you fancy and you might like something else to with it (that's why McVities invented the Chocolate Hobnob)....

Joanne Harris Chocolat book cover

Review: Chocolat by Joanne Harris

Just as the title indicates, this is an appetising novel – one which is not only about chocolate but, at heart, about the appetite for life. Its opening sentence ‘We came on the wind of the carnival, a warm wind...

Matcha Chocolat Mixed Selection

Review: Matcha Chocolat Mixed Selection

The Mixed Selection from Matcha Chocolat is a collection of 16 freshly made chocolates. The selection itself changes due to the ongoing experimentation and search for new ingredients by founder Katie Christoffers, but the Oxfordshire-based company says that 5-7 varieties...