Every girl loves good chocolate.... right? Excellent! I'm so glad you agree with me, because I certainly love it!
I was privileged to be on the guest list for the first ever evening VIP / Press event of Salon Du Chocolate 2013 at Olympia in London on Friday 18th October. This event is the culmination of Chocolate Week and was, to say the least, decadent in chocolate goodness!!! It's held over 3 days from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October 2013. It's open to the public each day and tickets can be purchased on the door.
Chantal Coady and her team from Rococo Chocolates were there with their beautifully designed and packaged selection of chocolates. I have to say a HUGE congratulations to their Principal Chocolatier, Barry Johnson, for winning the UK Pastry Open 2013. A local boy to me who studied in my home town, not to mention an all round nice guy!
Lauden using the most incredible fruit purees - the flavour was intense and mouthwateringly good!
Iain Burnett, The Highland Chocolatier kindly provided a sample of 4 of his chocolates in a beautifully decadent red magnetic box for the 'goodie bag'.
I did buy some amazing salted caramel sauce from Bellanger, which (hopefully) the rest of my family won't like so I can enjoy it myself!
I even bumped into a couple of lovely people who were watching the chocolate catwalk. John Whaite and Cathryn Dresser from Series 3 of the Great British Bake Off. They were both under strict instructions not to make me look short between them - they failed miserably!
Thank you to Nudge PR for allowing me to attend the event. Can't wait until next year!