10 things to do on National Chocolate Week

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Hello, everyone~ Now that London began to cool down noticeably and GoUni staffs are finally stop pretending that summer isn’t over. We digged up our winter clothes and have our little hot chocolate (with whipped cream and mini mash mellow) parties every once in a while. But since this week is National Chocolate Week (starting from Monday, October 12 to Sunday October 18), there are a lot more interesting things to do.  (Created by : Metro London)

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1. The Chocolate Show 

Any round up of Chocolate Week events has to start with this show to end all shows from Friday, October 16 to Sunday, October 18 at the Olympia National Hall.

Last year’s was a delight and this year’s promises great fun too, with another chocolate fashion show (yes, that’s clothes made of chocolate), celebrity chefs, workshops and, of course, a lot of stunning stalls.

2. Chocolate Spa  

K Spa at K West Hotel in Shepherds Bush is launching a Chocolate and Cranberry Indulge Spa Package this week.

The one-and-a-half-hour treat includes a cranberry body wrap, chocolate balm massage and access to spa facilities for £125.

Lush Spas in Chelsea, Oxford Street and across the country offer The Comforter, an hour of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory-inspired relaxation including a hot chocolate body scrub for £85.

3. Chocolate Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea themed candy is all real. Whether the Harvey Nichols department store, Hotel Savoy, Hotel Chocolat branch, The Borough Market, or at the hotel Lancaster London. If you don't want to miss the trend to celebrate National Chocolate week. But I still would like to have a British atmosphere, it. This activity is not likely to Miss!

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4. Learn how to make chocolate truffles

My Chocolate is running a workshop on the history of cocoa and Fairtrade chocolate.

The highlight of the evening on Wednesday, October 14, is creating gold-coated Divine chocolate truffles and buttons.

The event takes place from 7pm at their central London kitchens and costs £49.

5. Try a tasting adventure

Hotel Chocolat runs two fun events all year round – Chocolate Tasting Adventures and Beans To Bar Experiences.

The former is a two hour-long taste test, in the vein of wine tasting, costing £50, while the latter lets you create your own bar of chocolate from scratch and costs £65.

Both are at their Covent Garden store.

6. Drink a chocolate cocktail

Rocket restaurants are serving up Chocolate Orange and Tiramisu cocktails along with Espresso Martinis for £9 each, or two for £12 during happy hour.

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7. Book a masterclass with a chocolate artist

Paul Wayne Gregory, whose work includes creating a chocolate dress with Henry Holland and a model of Phillip Schofield’s face, is running The Festive Art of Chocolate class at The Arch London, Marylebone.

The three-hour class costs £70 but you’ll have to wait until next month to take part as it’s on Thursday, November 19.

8. Visit chocolate market.

Duke of York Square’s Chocolate Market in Chelsea hosts top chocolatiers including Lavolio, Prestat, Doisy and Dam, Nom Nom and Basil & Hope.

The market runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, October 17.

9. Jet off to a chocolate hotel.

Hotel Chocolat runs a rather unusual hotel in Saint Lucia called Boucan.

Set in the rainforest and the island’s oldest plantation, Rabot Estate, the hotel caters to true chocoholics wanting to see how chocolate comes to be.

There’s also plenty of cocoa-based spa treatment on offer too. Rooms cost from £282 per night.

Closer to home Hotel Indigo York is offering a Chocolate Week package including two nights’ bed and breakfast, a three-course dinner on one night, two tickets to York’s Chocolate Story tour, a bottle of bubbly and a chocolate treat from £223 per person.

10. Try a new twist on your favourite food

Whether it’s a chocolate mochi truffle by Tsuki Mochi or a white chocolate and lobster starter at Bohemia, now’s the time to get experimental.

Happy Chocolate Week!

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2015/10/12/...

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