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When Charbonnel et Walker Met Appleton Rum

It has been cold in the UK this winter and so when I was invited to the extremely inexpensively priced Charbonnel et Walker evening with Appleton Rum I jumped at the chance, moving a meeting to do so. The evening ...

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Seventy Percent Chocolate Flavours Monthly Flavour Journeys

I know from chatting with people that some would love to know more about chocolate and chocolate tasting but it isn’t easy to find places to learn.  Tasting anything professionally takes training and most just want to understand chocolate better. Seventy ...

Were Rude Health & Demarquette Robbed of Their Joint Award?

In the world of judging, there is always controversy. As a judge myself, my decisions have constantly been called into question. Whether it is for chocolate (taste is a very personal thing and as it is with wine, each person ...

Southbank Tea and Coffee Festival

On a sunny weekend in November, the Tea and Coffee festival happened almost as a precursor to the Chocolate Festival in London (also in Oxford and other cities).  This festival saw a variety of coffee supliers from all over selling ...

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Taste Tester Needed – Open to EVERYONE

Haagen-Dazs today launched a nationwide search for one lucky individual who will land the opportunity of a lifetime and discover what it is like to be an official Häagen-Dazs Taste Tester. I got the chance to visit a wonderful penthouse appartment ...

Win a Mychocolate Workshop with Green and Black’s [CLOSED]

Ever fancied being a Chocolatier? You know I wish I could be but instead of going on this most super fantastic thing I'm giving it away.  I'm doing it now while I'm still on a chocolate high from my Paris ...

Union Hand Roasted Coffee

I must start this post off with an admission – In my daily life when judging products I, at times, lack the journalistic impartiality which I should have and judge on appearance alone, digging no deeper than a superficial assessment ...

Chocolate Unwrapped – An Event in Retrospect

It has come and it has gone for yet another year but Chocolate Unwrapped will linger in my memory for years to come I am sure.  The event which started in a hotel in Mayfair has grown from humble roots ...

Chocolate Week 2011 Is Happening 10th-16th October

Chocolate Week, the nation’s favourite themed week, returns for a seventh consecutive year this October to celebrate the wonderful world of fine chocolate. Chocolate week 2011 sees over 350 events taking place around the UK and culminating in a deliciously ...

Niko B Organic Chocolates and Aleksic & Mortimer Wine and Chocolate Pairings

I found myself somewhere I don’t often find myself for this event – off-piste having only a London Overground train to take me to Dalston Junction. The Hackney locals were thrilled by the location but being outside my comfort ...

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