Indulge in Chocolate Week

BATD ON Oct 12, 2009 AT 11:34 am

Celebrate Chocolate Week

Celebrate Chocolate Week

What better way to begin the week than with a good old fashioned bar of chocolate and this week we have the perfect excuse to over indulge in our favourite sweet treat. Today marks the beginning of National Chocolate Week 12-18th October. With various chocolate inspired events taking place from Chocolate Martinis a la the Gore Hotel in Kensington to “Chocko Therapy” treatments at the K West Hotel & Spa in Shepherd’s Bush, if you’ve got a thing for the sweet stuff then this is the week for you to indulge and try your hand at tasting and sampling some of the best chocolate around. We’ve selected a few of our favourite chocolate treats we suggest you try this week. 

Guilty Chocolate Pots

Guilty Chocolate Pots

If the sweet stuff is your secret vice, we suggest you give into your guilty pleasures, with Guilty a new range of deliciously smooth Belgian chocolate pots. Each pot contains a delicious combination of rich chocolate and whipped cream blended together to create one of the smoothest desserts we’ve had in ages. A wicked treat indeed. Available now from Supermarkets priced £1.49 for a pack of two.

Chocolate Cupcakes at The Hummingbird BakeryThey’re the connoisseurs of the cupcake world, The Hummingbird Bakery  and they have come up trumps this year with their latest chocolate offering. If you love to have your cake and eat it, we suggest you try their simply sumptuous chocolate cupcakes, the only trouble  is they are so beautiful you just don’t want to eat them! Prices start at £1.55 visit www.hummingbirdbakery.com

We’re definitely giving Cadburys KOKO Truffles the thumbs up here at Beauty and the Dirt HQ. This is seriously smooth chocolate, with each truffle individually wrapped and housed in a petite handbag designed box it’s the perfect truffle treat. Available now from all supermarkets priced £3.89.

Eminence Chocolate Mousse Hydra Masque

Eminence Chocolate Mousse Hydra Masque

Yes we’ve all heard that old chestnut, ‘a minute on the lips a lifetime on the hips’. Ok spoil sport, for those of you that would like to partake in a little chocolate action minus the calories, why not slather yourself in the sweet stuff. At the K West Hotel indulge in a chocolate body wrap. Or for an at home option why not try the calorie free Eminence Organic Skincare Chocolate Mousse Hydration Masque (now that’s a bit of a mouthful!) This anti-ageing masque is bursting with anti-oxidant cocoa to lift your mood and fight the signs of ageing. Macadamia, almond and jojoba oils leave skin feeling fully hydrated, smooth and soft to touch. Who knew chocolate could feel this good without the calories? We also hear Alicia Silverstone and Paula Abdul are all fans.
£36 available from www.theskinsmith.co.uk

Celebrate Chocolate Week at Fortnum & Mason

Celebrate Chocolate Week at Fortnum & Mason

If you want to try, taste and meet some people who take the art of chocolate making very serious we suggest you head over to Fortnum and Mason who are holding a range of demonstrations and tasting sessions to celebrate chocolate week. Throughout the week various chocolatiers will be on hand to answer questions and share some of their chocolate knowledge. On Tuesday you can meet David Burns who creates sumptuous handmade chocolates. Then at 7.30pm join mixologist Andy Pearson for a Tequila Master Class with a chocolate twist. For tickets email retaurants@fortnumandmason.co.uk

For a full list of chocolate events at Fortnum and Mason visit: www.fortnumandmason.com

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