Sweet tooth’s rejoice, for National Chocolate Week is finally here.
An excuse to ditch the salad for a healthy portion of the nation’s favourite and most-loved dairy treat, here are our top six ways to celebrate…
1. Chocolate Egg on Toast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and National Chocolate Week means it’s entirely acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast.
Available from Prezzybox.co.uk and priced at £11.95
Head to the Bulgari Hotel & Residences for an afternoon of chocolate heaven, they have switched up their classic afternoon tea to offer an indulgent all chocolate afternoon tea experience.
An array of chocoholic luxurious pastries will be available as well as the wide selection of classic tea infusions, guests will be treated to chocolate chip scones, madeleine, chocolate raspberry tart, chocolate macarons and a rich choco-noisette.
The tea is available until 15th November and is priced at £35.00 pp
Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is also offering a Chocolate Afternoon Tea here
3. Rosso Nobile Al Cioccolata – Chocolate Wine
Yes, it is exactly what you think it is, a chocolate flavoured wine. You can enjoy this chocolatey-berry blend as you would usually enjoy a glass of wine, or take advantage of this ridiculously indulgent recipe…
Rosso Nobile Chocolate Dream
Add two scoops of chocolate ice cream into a tall glass
Drizzle 100cl of Al Cioccolata wine over it
Top with whipped cream and grated chocolate
The wine is available at a range of places, starting from around £5 a bottle.
Find out where to buy here
4. The Lanes Health & Beauty – Chocolate Massage
The use of cocoa has been used for centuries to combat dry skin, so why not go for a decadent full body massage, using a chocolate monoi with a slight hint of coconut. The nourishing treatment nourishes your skin and leaves you smelling sensational.
Take a look here for more information- Priced at £60
5. Rabot 1745 – Chocolate cocktails
Head to the Rabot 1745, a Hotel Chocolat restaurant in London’s Borough Market. They have cocoa infused cuisine such as white chocolate mash and cocoa marinated pork, but be sure to take advantage of their cocktail menu. Perhaps you’d like a chocolate G&T, which uses a cacao gin, or a Praline smoother which is a perfect combination of a hazelnut liqueur, coconut cream, vodka, praline and white chocolate. (Oh my!) Take a look here for more information…
6. My Chocolate – Chocolate Making Masterclass
A selection of chocolate making masterclasses are available around the country, with My Chocolate. The most popular workshop on offer is the ‘original’. The class begins with a tasty lesson on the history of chocolate and understanding the bean to bar process and the importance of secret ingredients and continues with getting hands on!
The class allows you to create personalised choccy treats and fresh truffles using techniques such as marbling, dipping and decorating!
More information can be found on their website here– £49 pp for 2-2.5 hours