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Chocolate Week Returns to London

The second full week of October promises to be the most decadently delicious seven days of the year for the UK. Yes, it’s time for Chocolate Week again – bringing with it a massive range of events to London and throughout Britain.

Voted the UK’s favourite themed week (and with good reason!), the beloved and yummy Chocolate Week returns for another decadently delicious seven days dedicated to all things chocolate.

Passengers arriving on flights to London will be in for a treat, indeed.

The week long celebration takes place from October 10th to the 16th at various venues across London and around the UK, culminating in a Chocolate Unwrapped weekend, a marvellous chocolate showcase at Vinopolis (1 Bank End, SE1 9BU) near Borough Market and London Bridge on Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th.

As in years past, visitors can expect some of world’s top chocolatiers and chocolate companies to pull out all the stops with a sweet and rich calendar full of tastings, demonstrations, samplings, new launches and special offers along with exclusive products, meals, cocktails and recipes. At Chocolate Unwrapped itself, there will be more than 40 exhibitors including Britain’s best chocolate makers as well as exhibitors from France, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Holland and Germany.

The event is an opportunity not only to eat some of the most gorgeous chocolate treats ever but also to view chocolate art, meet and talk with the chocolatiers, attend talks and demos to help you better appreciate chocolate and learn how to make great desserts at home, relax in the Harvey Nichols pop-up chocolate café and watch chocolate being made in the smallest chocolate factory in the world.

Among the 350 nationwide events going on over the week, a few of the most notable happenings include the world’s first ever pop-up bean to bar chocolate factory at a chocolate festival in the heart of Manchester; the launch of Hotel Chocolat’s “tasting adventures pack” encouraging consumers to hold chocolate tastings at home; the launch of London chocolatier William Curley’s new book Couture Chocolate; a six course chocolate dinner collaboration between London’s most popular chocolatier Paul A Young and the world renowned fusion chef Peter Gordon at Gordon’s London restaurant Providores; a chocolate and honey dessert available at the Lancaster London hotel actually using honey from the hotel’s own rooftop hives; and lots, lots more!

Booking for many of the tastings and restaurant specials is definitely recommended as is getting your tickets in advance for Chocolate Unwrapped. For more details about Chocolate Week, a full list of participants and a calendar of events visit www.chocolateweek.co.uk and www.chocolateunwrapped.co.uk.

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