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Flavour files: Chocolatiers using floral flavours to say it with flowers

February 10 2014

One of chocolate’s great assets from a culinary point of view is the wide range of flavours which go well with it. Scented flowers have long had a tradition of being used to flavour confectionary and a number of today’s chocolatiers are continuing to explore the possibilities floral flavours offer. One traditional way of using flowers in British confectionary is in rose or violet fondant creams, available to this day […]

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Ethical Chocolate Christmas Stocking Fillers

December 10 2013

One of the nicest parts of Christmas Day is surely waking up to find your Christmas stocking, which had been empty of Christmas Eve, magically full of little presents! Classic stocking fillers nowadays include ‘sacks’ of gold foil-covered chocolate coins, hidden treasure in the foot of the stocking. Christmas is a time to think of others, hence the lasting power of Charles Dickens’s Christmas Carol, in which the miser Scrooge […]

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Charlie and the Chocolatiers

May 16 2013

Ever since Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was published in 1964 it has enchanted generations of children. Dahl’s vivid, grippingly-told story of a poor boy named Charlie Bucket who loves chocolate and who, through the astonishingly lucky chance of finding a golden ticket, visits Willie Wonka’s mysterious and wonderful chocolate factory is an imaginative tour de force. The mercurial figure of Willie Wonka – creative chocolate genius, […]

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Chocolatier.co.uk’s guide to some Excellent Easter Eggs

March 26 2013

When it comes to Easter eggs, we’re spoilt for choice. The rise of artisan chocolatiers and quality chocolate companies mean that the range of Easter treats on offer is larger than ever. Not only that but standards are high, with a lot of care and attention going into these seasonal creations. Chocolatier.co.uk have picked five of our favourite Easter eggs – the criteria being eggs that not only looked fantastic […]

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Interview: Barry Johnson, Rococo’s Principal Chocolatier

March 7 2013

Photograph: James Murphy Barry Johnson, Rococo’s new Principal Chocolatier, is a man with plans and projects. Having just completed his first “very busy” year at Rococo taking over from his predecessor Laurent Couchaux (during which time production of fresh chocolates has doubled), Johnson wants some of his ideas for the company to take shape; “I see this as my year to be more forward looking, less reactive.” Incidentally, 2013 is […]

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Where to buy decent chocolate in the North West

March 4 2013

There was a time when chocolate lovers in the northwest of England faced something of a dilemma when looking for decent fare beyond the usual Cadbury’s, Thorntons and Nestlé offerings. But a quiet evolution seems to have been taking place of late, driven by changing tastes and the enormous cultural and economic energy of the region. For those whose taste in chocolate starts with quirky English novelty there’s the 1657 […]

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