We are beyond excited to be collaborating with the Marriott Park Lane Hotel for National Chocolate Week (13th-19th August). We will be launching the UK’s first deliciously decadent ‘choc swap’ afternoon tea set made entirely of chocolate with a selection available exclusively at the London Lanes of London restaurant.
Guests will be able to indulge in all of their favourite traditional afternoon elements, but some of these have been swapped out for their lifelike chocolate counterparts.
Priced at £39.50 per person, the bespoke afternoon tea features a selection of Lanes of London’s delicious finger sandwiches, scones and pastries alongside our very own chocolate cucumber sandwiches, chocolate digestive biscuits and chocolate custard creams that look just like the real thing. The real showstopper is the chocolate scone, which oozes jam when you slice through the middle and each part of the choco
Chocolate is our number one love and there are a number of reasons why chocolate is so popular. One of those reasons is the fact that chocolate is such a versatile product and can be paired with a range of different textures and flavours. From savoury to sweet, there are so many different ways that chocolate can be enhanced. Milk chocolate is sweeter than other and is therefore more suitable for use with other sweet flavours such as caramel, honey or butterscotch.
It can also work well with the following:
Smoked black tea
Or how about trying one of these unusual pairings:
Summer holidays are in full swing now! If you always end up doing the same thing every year with the children and want to try something a little different, then look no further. We’ve put together a list of our top 10 things to do.
1. Plant a butterfly garden with flowers
2. Find an open-air movie – these are popping up all over the place, there a great way to entertain the kids for an hour and get some fresh air, all at the same time it’s a win, win!
3. Take a nap in a hammock – we can all dream!
4. Have a water fight – create some wonderful memories, throw caution to the wind and forget about the mess for a while
5. Make some chocolate lollipops – our Make & Melt Kits are perfect for an afternoon of fun on a rainy day, create your own mini zoo in the kitchen
6. Go to a festival – there are so many family-friendly festivals at the moment, parents shouldn't have all the fun,
You’d be mistaken if you thought you needed to go all the way to Belgium to have a chocolate-filled holiday this year. In fact, you can pretty much stay on your doorstep and see some of the UK’s chocolate hotspots.
Cadbury World, nestled in the picturesque village of Bourneville in Birmingham, is a place steeped in history. The world’s oldest chocolate bar came from the makers of Cadbury, in fact. Here, you can take photos with your favourite Cadbury mascots and go on the Chocolatier Experience to see behind the scenes.
York’s Chocolate Story
Sitting right in the centre of this historic city is three floors of chocolate heaven. Taste some chocolate, learn all about how to make and taste it. York is a city built on the chocolate industry, so it’s definitely worth a visit.
Cocoa Bean Company, Lake District
If you find yourself up on one of the country’s most picturesque places, you’ll have to schedule i
It’s all well and good eating chocolate – but what do you really know about your favourite food? Here are some surprising titbits to impress people with at your next dinner party. Or, you know, quick sandwich in the office canteen.
Did you know that you can tell the quality of a piece of chocolate just by listening to the sound it makes? Not when it’s just unwrapped and sitting there, of course – but when you break it. Chocolate with a higher cocoa butter content will have a snappier snap, whereas cheaper chocolate, which has more vegetable oil, will be a bit quieter.
How many trees (and insects) we eat
Europeans are well known for their love of chocolate; we have all the best chocolate capitals, including Belgium, Switzerland, and France. But in Britain alone, we’re especially big fans. The average Brit gets through 187 chocolate bars every year.
It takes 400 cocoa beans to make just one pound of chocolate, and
It’s that time of year again when school winds down and the summer holidays begin. If you’re looking for the perfect gift to say thank you to a teacher at the end of the school year, look no further than our chocolate gifts.
Here are some of our most popular, most scrumptious gifts for teachers this year.
Treat your favourite teacher to our selection of nine white Belgian chocolate chocolates. And just to get extra points, the chocolates spell out ‘Thank you’, complete with a cute mini chocolate daisy. Each chocolate has been lovingly handmade by the Choc on Choc experts.
We all know that coffee is a teachers’ best friend, so why not treat them to our dark chocolate-covered coffee beans?
Aside from the constant threat of wasp stings, sandy sandwiches, and sweat patches, one of the biggest challenges of summer is keeping your chocolate from melting.
Sure, melted chocolate is basically the closest thing most of us can get to liquid gold. But sometimes it’s nice to keep our chocolate intact. So how do we do it when everything around us is melting? Here are a few well-tried methods, so you can enjoy your chocolate intact and as it was intended.
Ignore everything you’ve ever been told and do eat straight from the fridge
There’s a certain stigma attached to standing in front of an open fridge and picking food from it. We blame romcoms. But sometimes, you need to do the unthinkable in order to enjoy your chocolate. We’re talking fridge door wide open, unashamed, eating straight from the fridge as you stare into its abyss.
Cooler bags are your best friend
Whether you’re packing for a picnic or a normal day in the office,
It’s holiday season – but who just wants to go and sit by the pool when you can visit some of the best chocolate destinations?
Chocolate is enjoyed and produced all over the world – here are some of the best places to visit if you want to take your love of chocolate on holiday with you this year.
Otherwise known as the country where milk chocolate was invented, Switzerland is heaving with amazing chocolate. You can visit a number of factories amongst the beautiful countryside, where you can watch the production, and learn about chocolate’s history in the country.
Brussels, in particular, is the place to visit. The capital city is often called the “Chocolate Capital of the World” and is filled to the brim with chocolate shops (more chocolatiers per square foot than in any other city in the world, apparently). Brussels is also home to two of the biggest chocolate companies on the planet, Godiva, and Leonidas – a
The best chocolate combinations
Chocolate is our number one love, of course, but we can’t deny that it works really well with other foods, flavours, and textures, too.
And others are cottoning on to the powerful combination powers of chocolate. In the news this month, New Zealand craft beer brand, Garage Project, is making a limited edition chocolate beer in Australia. And it got us thinking about our favourite things to eat with our chocolate for twice the indulgence.
We are thrilled to have been featured on ITV's This Morning with Phil & Holly on a segment about the Perfect Teachers Gift.
The nations favourite duo agreed that giving flowers is a thing of the past and had an interesting range of alternative gifts (although we're not too sure about the pork scratchings here at Choc on Choc HQ!).
So whether you’re looking for a more luxurious upgrade to your favourite teacher’s end-of-term present, or you just really want to say 'thank you very much' to your favourite teacher, we have that perfect chocolate gift.
Afterall who doesn't love biscuits and of course chocolate!