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October 2017 / Food & Drink / by Jackie Barber

Sweet Like Chocolate

Here at Fabric HQ, nothing gets us quite so excited as chocolate.  So the thought of A WHOLE WEEK OF CHOCOLATE is sending us totally curly-wurly!   Here are just a few suggestions to help you celebrate Chocolate Week, from 9th-15th October:

Get ready for a feast of truffles, bars and brownies at The Chocolate Show, the UK’s biggest celebration of our favourite sweet treat, at Olympia from 13th-15th October. Choose from a selection box of delectable delights, including demonstrations, workshops, Hotel Chocolat’s School of Chocolate, and plenty of tastings.  Younger chocolate lovers can make cupcakes and truffles at the Chocolate Club, while the adults enjoy chocolate and alcohol matching in The Chocolate Bar!   Tickets from £12.50 for adults, £8.00 for children (booking fee applies). Olympia National Hall, Hammersmith Road, W14



The Bean to Bar Britain pop-up shop is bringing together one of the largest collections of British craft chocolate makers EVER and showcasing their produce in London during Chocolate Week.  A great chance to discover amazing artisan chocolate producers, creating great quality, small-batch chocolate.  An assortment of events will let you taste your way around the UK, find the perfect gift or indulge in a warming cup of hot chocolate. 9th-13th October. Marshalsea Road, SE1 

Luxury chocolatiers, Melt, not only create some of the tastiest chocolates ever made, but also have amazing gifts, courses and monthly subscriptions.  Join the Melt Club for only £19.99 a month to receive handmade chocolates landing on your doormat every month, along with chocolate news and recipes. Ledbury Road, W11 and Clarendon Road, W11

Jaz & Jul’s Chocolate House is dedicated to award-winning hot chocolates, naturally flavoured with spices and fruit oils, served with the works: fresh whipped cream, artisan marshmallows and liqueurs. Stock up on hot chocolate to take home, along with some of the best single-origin chocolate bars from around the world, a selection of fun flavoured chocolates and seasonal treats for kids and grown-ups. Chapel Market, N1 

The Chocolate Museum is a carefully curated collection of chocolate memorabilia, which also sells ethically sourced chocolates, produced by independent bean-to-bar makers, and the adventurous flavours of Melange Chocolate.  Sign up for the Chocolate Truffle Making Workshop on 14th October, where you’ll flavour, temper, enrobe, decorate and, most importantly, taste chocolate truffles!  Don’t leave without experiencing ChocoTale, a chocolate-filled interactive trail following the history of the cacao bean, from the Mayans all the way to current day chocolateering. Truffle Making Workshop costs £40 per person. Ferndale Road, SW9