Category: Travel

Going away? There are some great chocolate shops around the world…

Southbank Chocolate Festival on Now

Trapped in Toronto as I am (and loving it) I am unable to attend the Southbank Chocolate Festival happening right now.  This is always the *best* place to get chocolate for gifts and I’ve watched people like Outsider Tart sell ...

A Review of Chocolate Christmas Tea at the Hilton

Few things in life are as wonderful as taking tea with a friend and so it was I found myself once again waiting outside the wrong tube exit for Dom from Chocablog to go this time to a Chocolate Christmas ...

A Review of the Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Strand Palace Hotel

A hotel I spend far too little time at conferences in, the Strand Palace Hotel is located ideally for the London tourist.  Nestled near all sorts of tourist attractions, including the very funky Covent Garden, this hotel must be one ...

Patrick Smets of Ambiance Chocolat in Toronto Interview

One of the seemingly toughest people on himself as a chocolatier, Patrick Smets of Ambiance Chocolat in Toronto makes some of the BEST chocolates around.  Why? He uses Valrhona and Michel Cluizel chocolate.  By starting with some of the best, ...

Dahso European Chocolates from Toronto

I’m originally from Toronto and so when I visit, I like to discover new chocolate places.  I find most use Callebaut, buy pre-made chocolates from the same chocolate supplier in Belgium and are generally unoriginal.  I found only Soma Chocolates, ...

Moroco Chocolat – The Unauthorised Review

This review is illicit. That’s right – it’s forbidden. Just by reading it you could be part of the conspiracy. It’s risky and so unless you’re ready to defy “her” you’d best change to a different review now. Why is this ...

Xococava Chocolate in Toronto

Born on the 1st of July 2008, Xococava is one of the newer chocolate shops to hit Toronto.  Located in Deslie Court just north of the St Clair subway station, this ideally located chocolate shop brings some of the most ...

Bandy Brooks Chocolates in Berlin

I originally found this chain as the Australia Ice Cream and Chocolate shops in Amsterdam.  Here in Berlin they are Bandy Brooks with ice cream and a range of chocolates.  These aren't the best chocolates in the world and really ...

Icexoc Hand Made Chocolates in Berlin

  I visited this shop as one of the few places advertised as having chocolates.  Language is always a difficulty and the gentleman there behind the counter did his best to help.  When asked he said that the chocolates at Icexoc ...

Pierre Herme Macarons

I discovered the new Pierre Herme concession at Selfridges in London.  The beautiful area dedicated to these lovely pastries is both attractive and practical.  Talking to one of the French assistants I learned that these macarons are not macaroons but ...

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