[CLOSED] WIN One of THREE Pairs of Tickets to #TheChocolateShow
Chocolate Week is the highlight of every chocophile’s calendar and the Chocolate Show is the culmination of the week, finishing it off in a large gathering of chocolatiers, chocolate makers and budding chocolate dress makers coming together at Olympia for three days of a chocoholic’s dream.
You’ll see leading pastry chefs, chocolatiers and chefs such as Atul Kochhar, John Whaite, Edd Kimber, Paul a Young and many more hosting demos live on stage. Visitors can attend tastings and talks from chocolate experts in two dedicated areas, join in truffle rolling workshops with L’atelier des Chefs and children’s activities from York Cocoa House. The chocolate fashion show will take place every day at 5pm on a dedicated catwalk and there will be surprises from the Charlie & the Chocolate Show musical.
Top chocolatiers Paul A Young, Rococo’s Barry Johnson, The Chocolatier Aneesh Popat, Will Torrent and Marc Demarquette will also be hosting demos throughout the show, proving why the UK’s chocolate scene is one of the most exciting in the world.
Visitors can learn more about, and most importantly taste, the world’s finest chocolate in two dedicated areas of the show. The Tasting Room and Academy of Chocolate Room will host free talks and tastings with UK and international chocolatiers and chocolate makers throughout the show including Pump Street Bakery, William Curley and Cocoa Runners
I’m on a panel! That’s right – meet me in person on Friday or Saturday and ask me (and the panel) anything about the important questions in chocolate like which chocolates have palm oil or which origin is the best paired with a 1974 Barros Colheita? All these questions and more I am sure will be answered on Friday and/or Saturday in the Academy of Chocolate stage. Wanna get in FREE?
WIN one of THREE FREE PAIRS of tickets for ANY ONE DAY of the show! That’s right – you choose the day, you and a friend/loved one get in FREE!
To win one of the three free pairs of tickets available for #TheChocolateShow, leave a comment below of TEN OR MORE WORDS telling me about your favourite chocolate. It can be any chocolate but I want to know WHY you like it. For example “Curly Wurly is my favourite chocolate because it is always something different – flaked chocolate off stretchy caramel or shards of chocolaty caramel. “
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1.The competition will finish at midnight GMT on Monday 13th October 2014. This means at 00:01 on Monday October 13th 2014 the competition will have closed.
2.The selection of winner will be selected by Rafflecopter and verified by hand to ensure entry complies.
3.Only available for the 2014 Chocolate Show at Olympia.
4.No cash alternative available.
5.I reserve the right to exclude entries that I feel are inappropriate (for example, change the tweet or do not leave the minimum 10 words) or are not in the spirit of the competition.
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my fave chocolate is smarties. i just love eating them all one by one, and the joy of finding an orange one!
I adore chocolate buttons because you can do physics with them while you eat them. See my experiment. Then you get to enjoy cleaning up! 😀 All in the name of science of course 😉
Last Christmas I tried a Snickers for the first time, and it’s now my favourite chocolate! Can’t believe it took me so long to try it, I was a fool for ignoring it in the celebrations box every year
Snickers bar, yum yum gimme some!
Nougat, caramel, nuts and chocolate
heaven in a wrapper! Snickers for chocolate lickers
I just love Galaxy chocolates! whatever the variety as long as it’s Galaxy! it is smoothhhhh and creamyyyy. Delicious!!!
plain and unaldulturated Dairy Milk
Rollos or Peanut Butter M&M’s (wish these were easier to buy in UK) oh and finally Tea Cakes are yummmmmy
I am addicted to Lindt Creation Praline as it is so delicious and the little crunchy bits inside are divine
Has to be white chololate, I’m not quite a war baby but we had no cholcoate at all when I was young, white is soooo creamy and it connects me with my daughter as it’s her favourite as well
My fave chocky is a Mars Bar. They are great put in the freezer for about 10 mins and then sliced up. It makes a bar last much longer than normal.
My favourite is Toffee Crisp because I love the texture – it’s got chewy, crunchy and melty all in one bar! I used to buy one every day at school.
Flake because it’s the most flakiest, crumbliest chocolate! and it is also goes well with an ice cream cone!
I would have to go with Malteasers, though it’s so hard to choose a favourite, they have that perfect crunch with the first bite, the chocolate shell just melts in your mouth and the centre is just lush. You can’t stop at just one – they’re irresistible.
just Creme Eggs, that is all I need to say…
I love valhrona as its better quality than every day shop bought chocolate so is more of a treat, the darker the better, it has a very silky texture and very easy to eat… plus being a ‘good’ chocolate you don’t feel as bad eating a chunk
My favourite chocolate is a Paul a Young Salted Caramel because it was the first individual chocolate to get me interested in the artisan chocolate sector. Having tried many, many more since, it still remains a favourite!
I love Cadbury’s Flakes – they make me happy. 🙂
milky bar because of its creamy yummy taste
It’s an organic white chocolate with fragrant vanilla as it’s the basis for the first recipe my son and I concocted together. He wants to be a chef (or an actor!)
It is our very own White chocolate, whiskey and marmalade cheesecake, with a seasonal berry coulis and fresh berries on the side.
Every time I make that dessert for a dinner party I am transported back to a warm and messy farmhouse kitchen and my son, who is away at school, is brought back to me as soon as I smell that warm vanilla chocolate waft into the air.
Do put the prize back into the pot if we win this draw, just wanted to share our chocolate story with you!
my favourite chocolates are salted caramel truffles, dusted in cocoa powder because the bitterness of the dark chocolate is beautifully offset by the sweetness of the salted caramel
Any chocolate with peanuts or peanut butter because savoury/sweet is the best combo!!
I like Aldi’s own brand. Not so much to eat on it’s own but putting it into our ‘best ever brownies’, we believe is the best way to enjoy chocolate.
It has to be a bar of Duffy’s amazing Chocolate, made in the UK from the bean. You haven’t tried ‘proper’ chocolate until you’ve had a bar of Duffy’s.
Galaxy – I like the texture of plain galaxy, it’s really creamy and reminds me of celebrations tubs you get at Christmas! This is always a good reminder.
Twirl – I like this because its pure chocolate and you get two fingers instead of just one!
I love cadburys chocolate it is creamy and has a lovely taste, the worst chocolate I have tasted was Hershey’s in America. I am sitting here eating a bar of whole Nut, cadburys chocolate and nuts the best combination on the planet!
Galaxy chocolate takes me to another galaxy!
my fave is ForeverCacoa – – the Best i have ever had!
it’s Quality ingredients- Totally Organic, Very Pure- and DELICIOUS
I love chocolate any time anywhere. It’s lovely and creamy and tastes delicious. Most of the time I have to hide it at the back of the fride otherwise my kids would get there hands on it.
Crunchie- Reminds me of my lovely dad every Friday was payday and he would buy us a bag of sweets and there was always a crunchie in the bag.
I like chocolate brownies best. I make them to Nigella’s recipe but I vary the additions – the most recent batch had a packet of tropical flavour Fruit Bites in which ended up as tiny toffee lumps in the brownies. Yum. I think brownies give me the chocolate taste I want but fill me up for longer. And they are easy enough that my kids can make them with me.
Cadburys crunchie, honeycombe wrapped in a lovely coating of milk chocolate
Chocolate is Heavenly especially dark chocolate. No life without it.
NIEDEREGGER DARK CHOCOLATE MARZIPAN LOAVES Are my favourite as the pillows of quality marzipan are coated in a perfect layer of chocolate- my ultimate indulgence
My favourite chocolate treat is biting into a milk chocolate Easter egg that’s been in the fridge. The crunch it makes as you bite into it is awesome!
I love the combination of thick dark chocolate and the taste of coconut and LOVE dark bounty yummy I can eat 2 bars a day
I love Belgian chocolate, especially Daskalides. They make great pralines and classic well made chocolates.
My favourite chocolate is Dairy Crunch by Nestle. It is really smooth and creamy, with the added texture of Ricecles in it….mmmmm!
My favourite chocolate has to be one of The Chocolatier’s (Aneesh Popat) truffles. Probably the salted caramel as it’s so rich and you’d never know it was dairy free.
Mis chocolates preferidos son el Manjari de Valrhona, elaborado con granos procedentes de Madagascar y el Guanaja Lactee de la misma casa. Ambos me inspiran buenas sensaciones gustativas y aromáticas.