Category: events

Charbonnel et Walker with Sipsmith Sam

I could not believe my luck when my favourite spirits producer got together with one of my favourite chocolatier and had an event. I absolutely love the Charbonnel et Walker events because for £20 you get fabulous evening of drinks, ...

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Chocolate Festival 2012 Is Coming This Weekend!

Some of you I know have been looking forward to going to this for awhile. The outdoor FREE festival all about CHOCOLATE! From Hotel Chocolat to Paul A Young, this chocolate festival is always tons of fun and has some ...

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Chocolate Weekend Breaks in York – The City with a Chocolate Heart

I was one of four extremely fortunate writers and reporters to be invited to York to review the brand new chocolate weekends they were launching. We were all invited there to experience what I was to discover is one of ...

Be There When Charbonnel et Walker Meet Sipsmith

They are finally back! The events that were always the ones to see (chocolate) and be seen (by other chocolate fans) at. The meeting of two minds this time is Sipsmith who make amazing gin and vodka and of course ...

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Paris Salon du Chocolat A Chocolate-Lovers Playground

Every year in Paris there is a chocolate-lover’s paradise. It comes just after the indulgent and high-quality Chocolate Unwrapped and just before the Christmas Chocolate Festival market. In Paris outside the venue the queue to get in is massive on ...

ChocTails from Dean Street – Chocolate Week Event

In a lovely end-of-terrace house still occupied by the owner in Soho, five chocolatiers set up with five paired cocktails to present a co-ordinated event of National Chocolate Week and London Cocktail Week. This event was an amazing display of ...

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An Evening of Chocolate and Cheese with Chococo and Paxton & Whitfield

I’m not a huge fan of chocolate and cheese so when Chococo offered me the chance to go to an evening of nothing but chocolate and cheese, I hesitated. I hesitated for a long time, I hummed, I hawed, I ...

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Direct Cacao Launches Initiative to Link Farmers with Chocolate Makers

For a long time, in certain areas of the world, cocoa farming has been a poverty crop. In areas where it isn’t, it may be stolen after harvest and sold on the black market, robbing the farmer of their livelihood. ...

An Amadei Adventure With Cecilla

Regular readers (or whose who have used the archives) will know that I have had limited success with Amadei. You’ll have read my scathing review of their Chuao and my mixed review of the meh milk chocolate and each time ...

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William Curley Laurent Perrier Champagne Truffle Launch

With some of the most delicious patisserie in London on offer, the lunch of the William Curley champagne truffle made with Laurent Perrier champagne was *the* place to be Monday night. Most “champagne truffles” are made with marc de champagne ...