How to celebrate: Chocolate Week! (13 - 19th October)

Cat Byers |


We've filled our faces with Afternoon Tea Week and London Restaurant Week,  washed it down London Cocktail Week and now it's time for dessert...London Chocolate Week!

After a difficult round of testing, we've narrowed down our suggestions to five different ways to celebrate this most joyous of weeks. If you'd prefer to gorge in the comfort of your own home, we'll be adding recipes throughout the week too. Let #ChocolateWeek commence!

The healthy way: a guilt-free chocolate fix at The Good Life Eatery

image It might be London's favourite healthy eating cafe but even The Good Life Eatery will celebrating Chocolate Week. For a guilt-free chocolate fix, try  their energising Choc Norris superfood smoothie, made using cacao and cacao nibs. If you prefer your chocolate in a  more solid form, we recommend the peanut butter cups and chocolate brownies (gluten and dairy free) from their ever-popular bakery.
The Good Life Eatery, 59 Sloane Avenue, London SW3 3DH

The free way: Mochagato pop-up from Jude's Ice Cream and Noble Espresso 


To celebrate the launch of their new flavour, Truly Chocolate,  Jude's Ice Cream is teaming up with Noble Espresso to create London's first Mochagato pop-up. Serving FREE mochagatos, made with a scoop of the luxurious Truly Chocolate ice cream and a shot of rich Noble espresso, the pop-up will be running on 13th and 14th October from 11.30am - 2.30pm at Kings Cross Boulevard.

Kings Cross Boulevard, N1C

The food porn way: Clerkenwell Boy and Paul A Young Chocolate collaboration

Master chocolatier Paul A Young has teamed up with one of London's most prolific foodie instagrammers, Clerkenwell Boy, to bring you a whole week of drool-worthy images and posts from Paul's London stores. Head down to one of the shops to try delicious artisan truffles, chocolates, brownies, cookies, hot chocolate and more (we recommend the award-winning salted caramel and the marmite brownies), or just gaze sadly at your phone screen as you eat a supermarket sandwich al-desko. Your choice...
Paul a Young Fine Chocolates, 143 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 8WA

The official way: The annual Salon du Chocolat show

The-Chocolate-Show For one whole weekend (17th - 19th October), Olympia Exhibition Centre will be transformed into a Willy Wonka-esque wonderland of chocolate, as the world's largest chocolate show comes to London. Highlights include demonstrations, talks, interactive workshops and tastings with some of the leading figures in the industry. Plus, they're even putting on a chocolate fashion show, if you prefer to wear your food.  Tickets are £12.50 per person.
 Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX
@salonchocolat, #thechocolateshow

The mysterious way: The Cafe at Hotel Cafe Royal in partnership with Valrhona

The Cafe at Hotel Cafe Royal, in partnership with Valrhona, are taking the opportunity this Chocolate Week to announce a new and exclusive launch with an unnamed luxury chocolate brand. We'll let you know when all has been revealed…
Hotel Cafe Royal, 68 Regent St, London W1B 4DY
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