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Kent-based Damian Allsop has become one of the most interesting innovators in chocolate today. These articles by Chocolatier discuss Allsop’s latest chocolate creations.

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Love and Chocolate

February 14 2013

Chocolate and romance are now inextricably linked together in the popular imagination. Sales of chocolate soar in preparation for today, Valentine’s Day, as people purchase chocolate tokens of their affection for their significant others. Intriguingly, the world of chocolate is filled with couples working together. William Curley and his Japanese wife Suzue met while they were both working as patissiers at The Savoy and set up William Curley, their own […]

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Chocolatier.co.uk guide to Chocolate Christmas Gifts

December 12 2012

Here’s Chocolatier.co.uk’s guide to great gifts you could buy the chocolate lovers in your family this Christmas. Stocking Fillers Rootling through a Christmas stocking is just the best way to start Christmas day. Alongside traditional gold-wrapped chocolate coins, there are lots of witty chocolate novelties to choose from. From the ever-creative team at Dorset-based Chococo, seasonal new offerings include Chocolate-studded Snowballs in assorted flavours and pretty Festive Chocolate Picture Bars. […]

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Chocolate in pop-up form

November 20 2012

Today (Tuesday November 20th) sees acclaimed chocolatier Damian Allsop launch his own pop-up shop in Tunbridge Wells as well as a pop-up shop at the Corinthia Hotel. “The opportunity presented itself to move into this building until Christmas,” explains Allsop.  “It’s in a cracking position, smack bang in the centre of Tunbridge Wells. We were put in touch with the architects and it turned out we did their wedding chocolates […]

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Review: Damian Allsop’s Eat London range

June 27 2012

With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, tapping into Britishness is a strand among British chocolatiers this year, with many of them making a point of using patriotic British ingredients in their creations. With his new Eat London collection of six ‘flavour changing’ chocolate bars, Damian Allsop is also exploring the idea of identity in a characteristically innovative way, drawing inspiration for his flavourings from London’s rich, multi-cultural […]

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International Chocolate Awards announce European winners

June 26 2012

THE WINNERS in the European Semi Final round of the International Chocolate Awards have been announced. Gold awards went to legendary Michael Cluizel in the Dark Bar, Milk Bar and organic Dark categories. Kent-based Damian Allsop’s Eat London range triumphed in the Flavoured Dark Bar and Flavoured Milk Bar categories and he also scooped Gold in the Flavoured Dark Filled Chocolates category. Damian told Chocolatier.co.uk, “the team and I are […]

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Diamond Jubilee inspires British chocolatiers’ creativity

May 29 2012

As you might have noticed, 2012 is the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics – a big year for Britain. Across the chocolate world, a wave of patriotic creativity is apparent – from crown-shaped Jubilee pralines in House of Dorchester’s Flying the Flag range (below) to Thorntons’ Best of British hamper. Royalty and Britishness are, in effect, flavours of the year, and creative chocolatiers have risen to […]

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