• Meet a chocolate maker

    Online event

    Oenone is the owner of Cocoa Retreat a micro batch bean to bar maker from Penshurst in Kent, near Tunbridge Wells.
    She'll join us on Saturday 2nd October for 2 hours online video chat on Zoom (link will be sent on the day).

    A little bit more about Cocoa Retreat:
    Bean to bar micro-batch craft chocolate made from the world’s best cacao and offered in a range of distinctive and delicious single origin bars.
    We source, roast, winnow, stone grind and conch the finest beans, creating cacao liquor that is blended with unrefined sugar and the best supporting ingredients.
    Chocolate bars are made in small batches and wrapped by hand for guaranteed quality and attention to detail.
    Cacao beans (and inclusions) are organic wherever possible, sourced through farming co-operatives paying direct trade prices, ensuring that skilled growers and vulnerable rainforests are supported.
    Buying from Cocoa Retreat supports our commitment to specialist growers and fermenters and guarantees a very special chocolate tasting experience.

    You can visit their website https://www.cocoaretreat.co.uk

  • Sweets After Eight

    Online event

    Join us for a relaxed evening chat with our fellow chocolate-minded friends from across the pond. Do RSVP if interested. For security purposes, we’ll send out the link separately. Oh, and since it’s after dinner on our side, feel free to tease us with your desserts ;)

    We have a cap on number of people for this event so do join early. See you there !

  • Virtual Afternoon Tea Hangout (Chocolate club style)

    Online event

    Hiya ! Join us for another virtual chocolate afternoon tea hangout.

    Let’s keep it light again while we share each other’s chocolate snacks - something we prepared ourselves (as suggested in our last meetup) or something we just love eating =) Everyone’s welcome !

    You’ll receive a Skype link once you've RSVP'd. No need to create a Skype account.

    See you,
    Christine and Sela

    Image by Irina Savchishina from Pixabay

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  • Virtual Afternoon Tea Hangout (Chocolate club style)

    Online event

    Hiya ! Join us for a virtual chocolate afternoon tea hangout.
    For our first meetup this year, let’s keep it light and fun. Come with your own selection of chocolate snacks and chocolate stories !

    A Skype link is sent to those who RSVP. You don’t need to create a Skype account.

    See you soon,
    Christine and Sela

    Image by Irina Savchishina from Pixabay

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  • Close down

    Online event

    I'm going to close down this meetup and the page will disappear for ever, so don't forget to download photos if you want to keep them.
    You can keep following my chocolate stuff on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/chocolate.london/ or follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/chocolatewalks
    I'll create a video link on Saturday for anyone who is interested to catch up.

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  • Closing of the chocolate Meetup

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    I decided to close the Meetup. I tried to find someone to take over from the chocolate world but I failed. Happy to organise last online chat for anyone who is interested in the suggested date.

    It means soon all the data of the Meetup will disappear so spare some time to download/copy any photos and etc.

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  • Canopy market - chocolate special

    Kings Cross St Pancras International Station

    This October, to celebrate the culmination of Chocolate Week, Canopy Market is collaborating with Cocoa Runners to bring you a one-off celebration of all things cocoa. This is the largest gathering of bean-to-bar, artisan chocolate makers from around the globe.

    October 19th – 21st, Canopy Market will be packed with the best bean-to-bar makers with tastings, talks, and demonstrations, all under West Handyside Canopy’s beautifully restored Victorian glass and steel roof.

    Visitors will be able to sample rare, single-origin chocolates and meet the makers from a line-up including the award-winning Pump Street Bakery, who hand-make small batch chocolate in Orford, and Franceschi Chocolate from Caracas, Venezuela (one of the world’s most famous growing regions), bringing their rescued heritage Criollo and Trinitarian cacao varieties to London.

    A series of chocolate tastings led by the producers themselves will give visitors the opportunity to learn about and try a range of chocolate alongside food and drink pairings.

    The chocolate special will take place alongside the regular market, where street food vendors Arancini Bros, Growlers and The Big MELT will be trading as normal amongst others, as well as local design traders including Earl of East London’s hand-poured scented candles, unique handmade jewellery from Nabi London and Turkish hammam towels at Pur London.

    Please RSVP only if you can attend between 1130 and 1330

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  • Ice cream stroll to celebrate the mid summer

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    As last year we will start the summer with an ice cream stroll around central London.

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  • Share your favourite bean to bar chocolate

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    Bring your favourite bean to bar chocolate and share with others members.
    If you don’t know how to get one a list of shops you can get I’ll publish soon a list of where to get it in London.

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