‘Chocolate Alchemy Ltd’ can only be described as a sweet paradise, so when the opportunity arose to attend one of their workshops I just couldn’t resist. It was an amazing experience and I cannot recommend booking yourself into one of their classes enough (details at the bottom of the post) but for now relax and enjoy reading all about it.*
*Warning: I suggest you have some chocolate at the ready, huge cravings are about to commence.
Seriously…. how could anyone resist this!
The lovely Dan (manager & director) and I
As I walked in, the wonderful aroma of melted chocolate filled the air and I was greeted by the sights of freshly baked chocolate cakes and cookies, slabs of heavenly chocolate and delectable truffles. Lloyd, my chocolatier for the afternoon, greeted me with a big friendly smile and offered me a drink before we moved on upstairs to the workshop where all the chocolate-making fun happens.
The workshop began with a short lesson about the production of chocolate (starting right back to the cocoa pod!), where it comes from in the world and what ingredients are needed to create pure, organic, good quality chocolate. I have always wondered about how chocolate is actually made, therefore I found the whole thing very interesting and it certainly made me appreciate how much work goes into making just one bar! I was totally impressed with my chocolatier who knew literally everything about chocolate and who kept the whole lesson fun, exciting and very enjoyable.
I then sampled chocolate from all over the world which obviously I LOVED! My least favourite being 100% dark chocolate (eeek) and my favourite being the 71% dark chocolate from Ecuodor (mmmmmm).
The chocolate testing box!