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Chocolate Week this year runs 15 – 21 October 2018. We’re following up our previous article with even more things to do for National Chocolate Week 2018.
Cocoa Afternoon Tea at The Bentley London
A Chocolate Afternoon Tea will be available at Peridot, The Bentley’s beautiful in-house restaurant. The Afternoon Tea includes a selection of scones, loose-leaf teas and savoury sandwiches, complimented by a gorgeous array of chocolate sides: a dark chocolate ganache, Sea-salted caramel tart and Belgian chocolate eclairs, and Divine chocolate cocktail. The Afternoon tea can be enjoyed for £33 per person.
Chocolate Spa Treatments at Courthouse Hotel Soho
In the five-star subterranean Sanook Spa within the Courthouse Hotel, guests can relax and indulge in a thirty- minute full-body cocoa scrub. Then, chocolate lovers have the choice of the Fragranced Massage; excellent for stimulating blood-flow with a divine, lingering scent, or the hugely popular Chocolate Facial; an anti-oxidant- packed skin treatment rich with irresistible cocoa powder. The price is £110 per person (or £190 per couple).
Chocolate Earl Grey Tea
TWG Tea, who have over 800 types of tea, have a Chocolate Earl Grey Tea, an ideal purchase for National Chocolate Week. This rich and aromatic black tea is accented with fresh notes of rare TWG Tea bergamot and pure dark chocolate which unites to create a marvellous and blissful blend. An unforgettable infusion bursting with a boost of energy, this tea complements seamlessly with TWG Tea Earl Grey Fortune & Chocolate Macaron.
Brilliantly created with soft notes of vanilla, rich chocolate and a hint of mint, their Choco Mint Truffle Tea is the ultimate harmony of tea and chocolate. It is a sweet and theine-free South African red tea that will certainly please any chocolate desires.
All teas are available at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique in Leicester Square and Knightsbridge or online at TWG Tea Digital Boutique.
White Chocolate Bomb dessert at PF Chang’s Asian Table – Covent Garden
Douse PF Chang’s signature White Chocolate Bomb (£7) in hot toffee sauce and watch the white chocolate shell melt away to reveal a whole host of goodies: chocolate soil, honeycomb, popping candy, hazelnuts, cocoa nibs and creamy hazelnut ice cream. This is a chocoholic’s dream.
PF Chang’s Asian Table is located at 10 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA.
Freakshake From Mars at Maxwell’s Bar & Grill – Covent Garden
Famous for its Freakshakes, Maxwell’s Bar & Grill in the heart of Covent Garden presents its Freakshake From Mars (£8.95) for all chocolate lovers, ideal for National Chocolate Week. A mouthwatering blend of chocolate, caramel and Mars topped with plenty of whipped cream, caramel bits and crushed Mars, who could resist? Not us at Vada. For an extra alcoholic kick, opt for the Maltesertini or Frapp-Aero cocktails.
Maxwell’s is located at 34 King Street, London WC2E 8JD.
Chocolate cocktails at The House of Song – Leicester Square & Farringdon
Chocolates, truffles and crème de cacao should all be essential parts of a balanced diet (as long as you don’t tell your personal trainer). To celebrate National Chocolate Week, The House of Song is throwing out the bulgur wheat in favour of sweeter treats and offering 2-for-1 on the following selected chocolate cocktails (£10 for 2) from 15 – 19 October. The House of Song look after both The Piano Works bar in London’s Farringdon, and Studio 88 in Leicester Square.
If you’re mad for marshmallows, head down to The Piano Works to enjoy the Proud Mary, which features Finlandia vodka, amaretto, crème de cacao, honey, double cream, coffee, peanut butter, mini marshmallows and chocolate chip cookies. If you’re feeling fruity then Studio 88 in Leicester Square has you covered with Havana, featuring Bacardi Fuego, crème de bananes, ice cream, fresh banana, whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, foam banana, cherry lips and caramel topping.