Diet & Recipes

YAY for Chocolate Week! Recipes, Ideas and more

Just in time for the drop in the temperature and the nights drawing in, Chocolate Week is upon us. A week celebrating all the best things about chocolate, it culminates in a huge event at Olympia from 14th-16 October with live celebrity chef demonstrations, workshops, tastings, masterclasses, a children’s area, top chocolatiers and the world famous chocolate fashion show.

In celebration of this mouthwatering national week we’ve rounded up some of our favourite recipes facts and ideas for those who love chocolate. But don’t just confine yourself to this week – we love chocolate all year round, after all.

Children's workshops at Hotel Chocolat’s Cocoa Vaults

These brilliant Children's Chocolate Workshops in London's Covent Garden are a fun way to learn all about chocolate. In an hour children can learn all about the history of chocolate before they decorate their own chocolate masterpiece, and also get a beautiful package to put it in, ensuring they return home suitably messy!

Best chocolate subscription box

For those who are super serious about their chocolate, why not treat them to this subscription box from cocoa runners which includes some amazing single estate chocolates, and four new bars each month along with their tasting notes?

Top chocolate milkshake – do you dare?

The Diner's Snickers Milkshake is the ultimate choccy indulgence, and features three scoops of chocolate ice cream, nutella, peanut butter and a shot of maple syrup. Recreate it at home if you can’t get to the Soho restaurant.

Cheese and chocolate - together!

Did you know chocolate and cheese actually go together really well? Try making a cheese and chocolate board for after dinner and see what your guests think!

The best chocolate cocktails, or ‘choc-tails’

** Try spicing up a hot chocolate with some chilli and a shot of dark rum for a spicy winter warmer

** For a cold minty fix, try adding some peppermint schnapps to chocolate milk and pour over ice

** For lovers of white chocolate, try a shot of vanilla vodka and one of white chocolate liqueur with cream. Shake the mixture thoroughly in a cocktail shaker, and finish with some white chocolate shavings on top.

Healthy choccy recipes for chocolate week

If you’d rather keep it healthy, take a look at these delicious chocolate recipes under 250 calories

Who’s your ideal man?

Or finally is your choice smooth and sweet or a little bit fiery? work out your ideal man, based on your chocolate preference..

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