Our tastiest tips for Chocolate Week
Chocolate lovers rejoice! To celebrate one of the best weeks in the year – Chocolate Week – we have devised a list of things to do, from home baking to heading out for chocolate afternoon tea. So abstain from any diet plans for the week and indulge in our tastiest tips!
CHOCOLATE AFTERNOON TEA AND DESSERTS AT LANCASTER, LONDON
Lancaster London are teaming up with fair-trade chocolatier Divine to serve up some delicious desserts, washed down with afternoon tea. You’ll get the chance to try out some delicacies with unusual flavours including chocolate and black olive tarts and honey and chocolate lollipops!
There will also be a selection of mouth-watering desserts including Divine dark chocolate mousse with honey glazed pear and raspberry sorbet, and Divine white chocolate crème brûlée with passion fruit and shortbread.
With its unbeatable Hyde Park location and panoramic views across the capital’s skyline, what better place to indulge in some tasty chocolate treats!
Enjoy chocolate afternoon tea throughout the duration of Chocolate Week (12-18th October). For reservations call 020 7551 6070 or head to their website.
For Janes that love baking, why not make one of these delicious chocolate desserts? We have already tried and tested all of them and they were absolutely delicious. To make it easy, we have created very simple methods, so it doesn’t matter if you’re the next Mary Berry or a newbie baker!
– Choc chip cookies
– Rocky Road
– Pistachio chocolate torte
– Chocolate fudge cheesecake
Don’t forget to send us a picture of your finished product – @tweetjanes!
Luxury Magnum chocolates
Love that snap of biting into a Magnum? If you’re like us and enjoy nibbling off the chocolate before digging into the ice cream, you’ll be thrilled to hear that Magnum have released a new range of luxury chocolates. The tasty selection includes beautiful boxed collections (our fave so far is the salted caramel – delicious!), chocolate thins (the mint and dark chocolate combo is perfect) and luxurious signature chocolate bars, including an indulgent white chocolate with Madagascan vanilla. As an added bonus the chocolate is all Rainforest Alliance certified for the highest quality.
We’ve been lucky enough to sample a few (ok, we’ve devoured quite a lot…) and can recommend giving them a try – whether you share with a friend or keep to yourself, we won’t judge!
THE CHOCOLATE SHOW
Finish off the week by heading to the Chocolate Show, the UK’s biggest chocolate celebration at Olympia, London. Enjoy tasting some chocolate treats, watch live celebrity demonstrations, get hands-on in workshops and discover bean to bar chocolate!
Highlights will include celebrity chefs: Will Torrent, Willie Harcourt-Cooze, Paul A Young, Chris & Jeff Galvin, Tony Rodd and GBBO winner Edd Kimber showcasing their patisserie and chocolate recipes live on the main stage. For tickets, click here.
How will you be celebrating Chocolate Week? Let us know! @tweetjanes