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Kent-based Damian Allsop has become one of the most interesting innovators in chocolate today. These articles by Chocolatier discuss Allsop’s latest chocolate creations.

Damian Allsop and Anna Hernandez Piferrer

Love and Chocolate

Chocolate and romance are now inextricably linked together in the popular imagination. Sales of chocolate soar in preparation for today, Valentine's Day, as people purchase chocolate tokens of their affection for their significant others. Intriguingly, the world of chocolate is...

Willie’s Cacao Luscious Orange

The Flavour Files: A Touch of Orange

Among the joys of working with chocolate (and, indeed, eating it) is that it can be flavoured in so many different ways. In addition to the many flavours present in quality chocolate itself, chocolatiers and chocolate manufacturers have a huge...

Desserts Collection Personalised Photo Box

Personalised Gifts at Lily O'Brien's°

Ireland's Lily O'Brien's Chocolates dates back to 1992 when Mary Ann O'Brien discovered her true passion for all thing's chocolate, naming the company after her daughter. Today, from the heart of Co. Kildare, the company creates a wide range of chocolate treats, from chocolate gifts through to assorted selection boxes. They also offer a selection of personalised boxes.

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Damian Allsop Pure Collection chocolates

Chocolate in pop-up form

Today (Tuesday November 20th) sees acclaimed chocolatier Damian Allsop launch his own pop-up shop in Tunbridge Wells as well as a pop-up shop at the Corinthia Hotel. “The opportunity presented itself to move into this building until Christmas,” explains Allsop. ...

Damian Allsop's Eat London range

Review: Damian Allsop’s Eat London range

With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, tapping into Britishness is a strand among British chocolatiers this year, with many of them making a point of using patriotic British ingredients in their creations. With his new Eat London...

Hot Chocolate Drums

Hot Chocolate at Whittard of Chelsea°

Whittard of Chelsea may be famous for its tea selection, but it also boasts a sizeable coffee and hot chocolate range too. Drums of hot chocolate powder in a wide variety of flavours are available throughout the year. Keep an eye out for limited edition seasonal flavours that are only available for short periods. Gift sets are a great choice at Christmas or for birthday celebrations.

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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...