Chocolate cake

If you’re an absolute choc-aholic like me, you’ll love Chocolate Week!

Held from 14-20 October 2013, it is seven solid days of indulging your sweet-tooth and trying out the best chocolates.

Head down to the website for all the details on events and who is contributing to this delicious week.

With chocolate now known for its endorphins effect and that it’s actually good for you, this makes it a week when chocolate ‘has’ to be consumed.

A whole host of the country’s finest chocolatiers including Thorntons and Divine Chocolate will be taking part during Chocolate Week and holding events that will get you salivating!

It’s thought that Hernan Cortes, one of Christopher Columbus’s ambassadors first received cocoa as a gift from an Aztec emperor.  He took cocoa back to Spain in 1527 where the Spanish kept it a secret for over a century, and they taxed it so highly that only the rich people could afford it.  Eventually in around 1650, chocolate came to the UK and the Chocolate Houses of London were born, but it was still a drink for only the rich.

It was only in the 18th and 19th century that it began to be produced in the chocolate form we recognise today!

Chocolate Week 2013 looks set to be bigger and better than ever, with chocolate tasting and chocolate making demonstrations being held around the country.


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