Go loco for cocoa in Chocolate Week

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From single origin bars and luxurious celebration cakes to creamy hot chocolate and handmade truffles, it is easy to go loco over cocoa during National Chocolate Week.

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 Love Cocoa

Established in 1824, the Cadbury’s name is synonymous with Birmingham and now the great-great-great-grandson James is continuing in the family tradition by making his own chocolate bars. After struggling to find his mother a birthday present, he  came up with the idea of posting three or six bars in a box that fits through post boxes  – so does not need a recipient’s signature. Available in milk, dark, blonde, Earl Grey, mint, sea salt and honeycomb flavours the 85g organic Love Cocoa bars are priced from £4.40 each.

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Sweet As

Award-winning chocolate brownies, cakes and gift hampers are just a click away with the new website from Sweet As cakes. Dedicated to all things chocolatey this Warwickshire based bakery have been crafting celebration cakes for more than a decade, delighting fans including HRH Prince Charles and Philip Schofield. Prices from £10.

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Marimba

For an intense hot chocolate drink, look for cafés and coffee shops (like Home Café Deli in Birmingham) who serve the Marimba Hot Chocolate Melt. Made from a whole 40g of flakes of real single-origin chocolate the result is a richer, smoother and more indulgent hot chocolate experience.

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Choc n Roll 

Choc n Roll

Tony Davies has set up shop in a container at Fargo Village in Coventry, where he lovingly makes his handmade chocolates.  Choc ‘N’ Roll is a family business in Warwickshire that Tony started in 2014 after several years as a chef. He can also teach you the tricks of the trade in his chocolate making workshops.

 

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