National Chocolate Week
7th October 2017
9th to 15th October 2017 is National Chocolate Week
Every year the UK comes together to celebrate all things chocolate, culminating at The Chocolate Show, held at the Olympia, London on the final weekend. Events are taking place all around the country in celebration of the nation's favourite sweet treat. Happily, you don't have to bother going all the way to London to enjoy quality cocoa, brilliant blends of beans and more delicious treats than you can shake a stick at! We've got more than enough on offer at St Martin's Square to satisfy even the sweetest tooth.
Quality chocolate in the hands of everyone
Of course, leading the way is our very own Cocoa Amore - who have been bringing wonderful chocolate experiences to the people of Leicester since 2013. Their store is full of the familiar and the exotic. Chocolate you know and cocoa brought from far flung places that brings new, exciting aromas and tastes. If you are curious, ask questions! The knowledgeable team is always happy to give information about the origins of their chocolate and the practice of making artisan chocolate.
St Martin's Square is a haven for chocoholics
The highlight of Cocoa Amore's Chocolate Week activities will be a 6 course tasting menu at The Spotted Duck in Mountsorrel where each course is carefully paired with chocolate. Or you can pop in store and pick up a selection of their handcrafted chocolates, which are all made with Casa Luker chocolate from Columbia. Gelato Village is another place to head if you love the finer things in life - they use a range of high quality chocolates in their gelato and sorbetto. Look out for the dark chocolate sorbetto - made with Sur del Lago from Venezuela. You will be so distracted by the notes of coffee and almond coming from this excellent quality cocoa that you won't believe this is a dairy free and vegan friendly dessert! Just Fairtrade also stock an excellent range of chocolatey treats and you can rest assured that everything they sell is ethically sourced. If white chocolate is more your thing, then check out the innovative White Chocolate & Mojito Cheesecake at Bodega Cantina. Wash it all down with the spectacular Earl Grey of De Montfort cocktail at 33cankstreet, which contains gin, lavender, white chocolate and biscuit with an Earl Grey foam and special chocolate clock hands made by Cocoa Amore!