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Top 10 Easter Eggs for Grown Ups

March 24 2015

Thanks to Britain’s buoyant chocolate scene, Easter Day is no longer solely the preserve of young children. There are now some distinctly grown-up Easter treats out there, perfect for gifts for your beloved or as an indulgent treat for yourself. From the talented chocolatier Mark Demarquette comes his playful Hot Cross Easter Eggs, a box of six dainty, little, subtly hued chocolate eggs,  each filled with a soft-textured, thick, flavoured […]

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Valentine’s Day: British Chocolatiers’ Creativity

February 3 2015

Spare a thought for our hard-working chocolatiers, with their work calendar dominated by key dates – Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter –  all of which require them to produce chocolates created especially for these occasions. The relentless schedule can be “daunting,” laughs Marc Demarquette of Demarquette Fine Chocolates, “because you have to come up with something new to demonstrate your skill, your craft.” On the other hand, Marc confesses that […]

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Review: Rococo Spice Island Dark Chocolate Artisan Bar

January 7 2015

Never mind Spice Island – if you’re unaware of the enormous contribution to the chocolate industry made by Chantal Coady, founder of Rococo, over the past quarter of a century, you must have been on a desert island far, far away. Recently honoured with an OBE for her efforts (uniquely, ‘for services to chocolate making’), Coady has not only succeeded in building her highly acclaimed chocolate empire from scratch in […]

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Festive Chocolate Feasting

December 16 2014

With Christmas and New Year holidays coming up, now is the perfect time to stock up with chocolate treats. Chocolate, of course, is among the pleasures of Christmas, from the foil-wrapped chocolate coins in the toe of the stocking to the chocolate roulade on the sideboard. Nowadays, more than ever, chocolate-lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to chocolate indulgences to enjoy over the festive season. With those traditional […]

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Valrhona: Chocolate Creativity

October 28 2014

Among the world of chocolatiers and pastry chefs, French chocolate company Valrhona is both widely used and well-respected.  “Valrhona is one of those high-quality brands which you can trust to deliver consistent quality,” says Benoit Blin, Head Pastry chef at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. “You know as a pastry chef that you will have an interesting ingredient to work with and an easy ingredient to work with.” Chocolatier and pastry […]

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Review: Rococo Bird of Paradise Eggs

April 7 2014

Chantal Coady’s Rococo has always delighted in offering fine chocolates which are at once witty and delightful. This Easter sees Rococo bringing out Bird of Paradise eggs, presented in the small, clear plastic packaging usually used to hold fresh quail’s eggs. The cardboard sleeve, however, has been designed by Chantal Coady and resembles a piece of rich brocade, adorned with a purple pattern and three sinuous,  long-necked colourful birds of […]

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