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National Chocolate Week: How to Celebrate

As if we needed another excuse to indulge.

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Looking for an excuse to reach for a sweet treat? Enter National Chocolate Week. Make the most of the special, one-off celebrations going on this week in and around the city, and discover (if you haven’t already) the power of the mighty cocoa bean… 

How to Celebrate National Chocolate Week, 15 – 21 October 2018


Malmaison, From Chocolate With Love

To celebrate the auspicious occasion, the From Chocolate With Love cocktail will be available at Malmaison’s hotels. The limited-edition cocktail that will make chocolate-lovers melt is available solely for the celebrations this week, for only £6. Enjoy the decadent concoction of Absolut Vanilla mixed with Crème de Cacao, Chocolate Bitters, Chocolate Milk and a generous dusting of grated chocolate on top.

South Place Hotel

South Place Hotel

Life is sweet at the South Place Hotel, where they’re launching their own chocolate bars, alongside an unbelievably mouth-watering Chocolate Bomb dessert this week. Head to the South Place Chop House for the special occasion pudding. The £9.50 pudding consists of fresh vanilla ice cream nestled in with poached pears and sponge, surrounded by a chocolate shell and drenched in warm chocolate sauce. Make sure to pick up the chocolates, made in collaboration with artisan experts Lauden Chocolates, available to buy from your room’s mini-bar or the 3 Bar, only during National Chocolate Week!

The Varsity Hotel & Spa, Cambridge

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Immerse yourself in chocolate. No, we’re not talking about laying in a bath full of the exquisite, warm, gooey goodness (although we’re not opposed to it), we’re talking about an epic chocoholic mini-break at The Varsity Hotel & Spa in Cambridge. The lavish overnight experience will commence with guests being welcomed into the cosy Cambridge hotel with a bespoke box of chocolates curated by Hotel Chocolat, before being directed to the 6th floor SIX Brasserie, where you’ll enjoy a Nutella cocktail and picture-perfect views of Cambridge.

The Delaunay

The Delaunay

Go to The Delaunay, order the Sachertorte, and wonder why you ever ate anything else. The dessert has been on The Delaunay’s menu since its launch and is understandably one of its most popular puddings, a real best-seller – don’t believe us? Try it for yourself and feel like a very happy Bruce Bogtrotter in the process.

The Wolseley


The newly-launched Chocolate Afternoon Tea at The Wolseley is the perfect way to celebrate National Chocolate Week in an elegant way whilst still leaving full up on chocolatey goodness. The £29.75 tea begins with their classic finger-sandwiches including a new addition of roast beef with pumpernickel & cocoa bread, continues with warm sultana scones served with the usual jam and the new white chocolate cream, then is concluded with the pastry level which boasts a dark chocolate and raspberry éclair, a milk chocolate orange tart and more tasty treats. During the refined feast, you’ll be served The Wolseley’s very own Chocolate Tea which is a delightful blend of Assam and Yunnan, Madagascan vanilla and Peruvian cocoa nibs.

The Bottle Club

Rubis Chocolate Wine

Come next week, Chocolate Week may only be a distant memory, but thanks to The Bottle Club’s Rubis Chocolate Wine, we’ll be continuing our delicious love affair with chocolate long afterwards. Made from 100% Tempranillo Grape and blended with elegant chocolate flavours, this luxurious libation is perfect for a soothing winter sip. Rubis Chocolate Wine, £11,

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