This is a serious chocolate adventure for anyone who either loves to eat it, or loves to create with it. Head to the chocolate hub in London together, or one of the impressive hotel locations in Brighton and Manchester, to don your aprons and get creative. Your chocolatier will start the class off by giving you a fascinating insight into the history and process of chocolate, explaining every step from sourcing the cocoa beans to producing a tasty bar of chocolate. You can enjoy the cocoa in its natural state and then try a selection of different quality and exotically flavoured chocolate. Youll create a giant chocolate button and your chocolatier will demonstrate how to make a dark chocolate ganache and you will then have the opportunity to make your own. There will be cutting, dipping and decorating involved during your chocolatey experience and should you refrain from eating it all during the class - you should have plenty of creations to take home with you.
Need to Know
On arrival at your chosen location, you will be met by your guide for the day and introduced to your group. You'll pop your apron on and learn a short history on the process of creating chocolate, from bean to bar. You'll sample cocoa in its natural state and try a selection of different quality and exotically flavoured chocolate. You'll move on to melting and cooling,to create a giant chocolate button to decorate using techniques learned from the chocolatier. After which, you will set about decorating gooey fudge with toppings such as white chocolate flakes and strawberry curls. ' you should have plenty to take home, assuming you don't eat them all at the workshop.