• Brighton Chocolate Festival
    Indulge your senses during the Brighton Chocolate Festival weekend and discover a selection of chocolate-themed exhibitors, including award-winning chocolatiers & chocolate makers. We will be highlighting sustainable, ethical products, with traceability, and made with human compassion for those who work in the cocoa fields to bring this luxury item to market. Chocolate is naturally vegan and gluten-free so we will have a selection of chocolatiers and chocolate makers who offer their products to suit varied diets and requests. The onus is on good quality chocolate being used in our exhibitors' produce, so if you are also looking to completely indulge your passion you will find an extensive selection of milk, white and dark chocolates. Visitors eager to learn more about chocolate production, where the cocoa beans are sourced, and why it is vital to maintain and support the cocoa farmers will be able to talk to our exhibitors throughout the weekend. We offer an easy education, as well as a wider chocolate choice so that you can make informed decisions on your purchases. For full details check the festival website: https://brightonchocolatefestival.com/exhibitors How will we travel to Brighton? You can choose your own method of transport if you live outside of Brighton. I'll take the train from London Bridge which is £12.20 (less if we travel together as there is a 33% off offer for 3 or more people travel together). Admission It's free of charge to visit the festival.

    Hilton Brighton metropole.

    The seafront. BN1 2FU. · Brighton

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  • Chocolate sharing
    Bring a chocolate you like and we will share it. The event is limited to 10 people as you can’t really taste more than 10 chocolate in one evening to my opinion. Please bring a special chocolate and not something off the nearest Aldi or Tesco. The event will probably take place in Southbank centre. When you RSVP don’t forget to answer the question to provide your mobile number. No number means No RSVP.

    Royal Festival Hall

    Southbank Centre Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX · London

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  • Summer = Ice cream
    With the summer approaching and hope for a nice weather we will walk around Covent Garden and Soho and taste some of the best ice cream London offers. In each shop you purchase your own ice cream.

    Covent Garden

    Newton Street · London

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  • Free Chocolate Tasting
    15 minutes chocolate tasting sessions, stating at 4pm, 4:20pm and 4:40pm so come to one of those. It's organised by Terese F Weiss from Chocolate Unpacked. If you ever wondered what chocolate percentages mean? How it impacts the taste? And how to tell the difference between fine and average chocolate? Then, this event is for you and Terese can explain how to taste the answers to your questions. I will try to be there at 4pm.

    80 Stone Cafe

    7 St George's Circus · London

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  • South East Asian Chocolate Tasting
    • What we'll do Recently I returned from a trip to Vietnam and Malaysia and met 2 new chocolate makers of Bean to Bar. Belvie chocolate from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) in Vietnam and Chocolate Concierge who is actually Tree to Bar maker. I met both men behinds those brands and talk to them about their chocolate and how they source the cocoa. Those bars aren't available anywhere in the UK yet. You'll have the chance to test at least 5 different bars. I'm trying to source few more bars from this region to compare the flavours. Belvie Chocolate - http://www.belviechocolate.com Chocolate Concierge - http://www.chocconcierge.com • What to bring Avoid eating spicy food and coffee on the day of the tasting. • Payment Pay on the day £8 when you arrive to cover the chocolate cost. • Location The tasting event will take place at the Chocolate Museum in Brixton. It's located 5 minutes walk from the Tube and Rail stations.

    The Chocolate Museum

    187 Ferndale Road · London, SW9 8BA

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  • Chocolate & more by ex-Head Pastry of FatDuck
    Hideko Kawa was the head pastry chef of the Fat Duck restaurant. A year ago she started her on venture under the name SweetArt Lab For this month she got a pop up in Kensington and we will visit her. The plan is to hear from Hideko about her work and the opportunity to buy her product after. The nearest station is Notting Hill Gate. SweetArt Lab website http://www.thesweetartlab.com/ Please update your RSVP if you can’t make it as spaces are limited to 6 due to the shop size.

    SweetArt Lab Pop Up

    132 Kensington Church street · Greater London

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  • Free Chocolate and Tea Pairing Tasting Event
    • What we'll do What better way to indulge this holiday season with some tea and chocolate fun! Come to the Chocolate Museum to discover the wonderful paring of Marulin teas - http://marulin.co.uk with KANMI Chocolates - https://www.kanmichocolate.com We will spend 1-2 hours tasting 5 teas and 5 oriental inspired chocolates, including 2 prized with Academy of Chocolate Awards. Range of products tasting includes black to green tea, dark to white chocolates. • Important to know During the session, you will learn how some of the teas are made, how to differentiate good quality products, and the interesting stories behind the flavours. • Booking The event is free. You would be able to buy the products at the end of the evening. Please note there are limited number of chairs in the venue so come early if it's important for you to sit.

    The Chocolate Museum

    187 Ferndale Road · London, SW9 8BA

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  • The Chocolate Show
    The Chocolate Show is returning to London for its fifth edition. Truffles, bars, fudge, brownies and cakes galore await you at The Chocolate Show, which opens its doors at Olympia’s National Hall as the UK’s biggest celebration of the nation’s favourite sweet treat! Some of the delightful and delectable things happening at The Chocolate Show include: A selection of the finest chocolatiers and pastry makers from the UK and many countries around the world will introduce their new creations! Celebrity chefs who will be showing off their skills on the Chocolate Theatre, with demonstrations taking place across! The world-famous Chocolate Fashion Show will be taking place at 5pm, with designs made out of chocolate. Tickets Use the code MEETUP17 when booking on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-chocolate-show-tickets-34908089034 The Chocolate meetup group has a strict "no show" policy and you will be banned if you have 2 "no shows". Changing your RSVP 24 hours before the event counts as "no show".

    London Olympia

    Kensington Olympia tube W14 8UX · London

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  • The Chocolate Show
    The Chocolate Show is returning to London for its fifth edition. Truffles, bars, fudge, brownies and cakes galore await you at The Chocolate Show, which opens its doors at Olympia’s National Hall as the UK’s biggest celebration of the nation’s favourite sweet treat! Some of the delightful and delectable things happening at The Chocolate Show include: A selection of the finest chocolatiers and pastry makers from the UK and many countries around the world will introduce their new creations! Celebrity chefs who will be showing off their skills on the Chocolate Theatre, with demonstrations taking place across! The world-famous Chocolate Fashion Show will be taking place at 5pm, with designs made out of chocolate. Tickets Use the code MEETUP17 when booking on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-chocolate-show-tickets-34908089034 The Chocolate meetup group has a strict "no show" policy and you will be banned if you have 2 "no shows". Changing your RSVP 24 hours before the event counts as "no show".

    London Olympia

    Kensington Olympia tube W14 8UX · London

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  • SOLD OUT!!! Bean to Bar Britain: Award Winners, Just for Fun Judging
    Please check below for booking and for 50% off for the group members. Britain is in the midst of a chocolate revolution! Across the UK, dedicated chocolate makers are setting up micro-operations in spare bedrooms, bakeries and even sheds with the goal of creating great quality, small-batch chocolate. Controlling every step of the production from bean to bar allows the makers to establish their own unique brands: from direct, ethical trade with farmers to unroasted, vegan or low-GI bars. For one week only, the Bean to Bar Britain pop-up shop is bringing together one of the single largest collections of British chocolate makers and showcasing their produce in London as part of Chocolate Week. In recent years, the incredible talent and quality in British craft chocolate has been recognised by industry awards such as the Academy of Chocolate Awards, International Chocolate Awards and the Great Taste Awards. Behind each of these coveted prizes is a team of judges - sounds like a dream job doesn't it? Our 'Just for Fun Judging' evening gives you the chance to have a go and put your taste buds to the test! You will blind taste at least 10 award-winning British bars whilst dicussing and scoring them with you fellow 'judges' during this fun and informal event. As well as receiving advice and guidance from your host, we will also have Hazel Lee's beautiful Taste with Colour map on hand to help you find the flavour notes in a unique, visual way. Your ticket to this exclusive event includes: The chance to sample at least 10 award-winning British bean to bar chocolates Resources needed to help you look at chocolate from a critical perspective A fun and informative evening celebrating British bean to bar chocolate 10% discount on bars in the shop (subject to availability) * Please note that there are no restroom facilities available at the venue. Blankets will be provided to keep away any October evening chills! Booking I got special price for the group £8 instead of £16 Book your ticket on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bean-to-bar-britain-award-winners-just-for-fun-judging-tickets-36814615506 Use the discount code MEETUP50 to get 50% off

    Bean to Bar Britain

    14 Marshalsea Road · Greater London

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