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Festive Chocolate Feasting

December 16 2014

With Christmas and New Year holidays coming up, now is the perfect time to stock up with chocolate treats. Chocolate, of course, is among the pleasures of Christmas, from the foil-wrapped chocolate coins in the toe of the stocking to the chocolate roulade on the sideboard. Nowadays, more than ever, chocolate-lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to chocolate indulgences to enjoy over the festive season. With those traditional […]

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Ethical Chocolate Christmas Stocking Fillers

December 10 2013

One of the nicest parts of Christmas Day is surely waking up to find your Christmas stocking, which had been empty of Christmas Eve, magically full of little presents! Classic stocking fillers nowadays include ‘sacks’ of gold foil-covered chocolate coins, hidden treasure in the foot of the stocking. Christmas is a time to think of others, hence the lasting power of Charles Dickens’s Christmas Carol, in which the miser Scrooge […]

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Here comes Chocolate Week 2012!

September 26 2012

An annual highlight in the UK world of chocolate, Chocolate Week (October 8-14) offers a chance for chocolate enthusiasts to come together across the country,  learn more about fine chocolate, meet leading chocolatiers and – of course – enjoy chocolate tastings galore! Culminating in the Chocolate Unwrapped chocolate show in London’s Covent Garden, events during chocolate week range from ‘Choc Tales from Dean Street’ – an innovative chocolate and cocktail […]

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I’m dreaming of a chocolate Christmas

November 10 2011

Christmas is a’coming . . . and the chocolatiers are getting busy. This time of year sees chocolatiers bring out a range of seasonal novelties in order to tempt their customers. Innovative and creative chocolatier Paul A. Young is embracing the festive season wholeheartedly, creating Experiential  (with flavours including Christmas Eve, Smouldering Embers and Christmas Dinner ), Elemental (inspired by nature), and Bountiful (fruit and spice-dominated) chocolates as well as […]

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Hundreds of events planned for Chocolate Week

October 6 2011

A week-long celebration of chocolate kicks off next Monday with the return of Chocolate Week. Hundreds of chocolate themed events will be happening around the UK throughout Chocolate Week, which was dreamed up to promote high quality chocolate and chocolatiers. Some of the events include: – The Manchester Chocolate Festival, part of a wider Food & Drink Festival, will see top chocolatiers showing off their wares and will also feature […]

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Meeting Philipp Kauffmann, founder of Original Beans

September 12 2011

With their discreetly elegant packaging, Original Beans’ chocolate bars can now be found on sale in leading London food shops, while the chocolate is used by a number of top chefs and so appears on the menus of a number of notable restaurants. Behind the classy packaging and the luxuriously smooth chocolate, however, is a fascinating story of how this young company is working on sustainable cacao production in some […]

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