After eating a lot at EatMeUp last Saturday, I continued onwards to The Chocolate Festival at Southbank. It was bitterly cold but I am a dedicated chocoholic and very little deters me from a quest for quality cocoa products. As I type this, my belly is full of Lindt salted caramel chocolate which I may, or may not, have stolen out of the fridge (I don’t yet know if I will have to face my sister’s or my mother’s wrath – I am praying for the former).
The Chocolate Festival doesn’t need much of an introduction, other than that it was a bombardment of temptations in a VERY crowded setting. I found A Niche by Aneesh and sampled yet another one of their tasty cardamom-chocolate coffee beans. I also found one of the tastiest bars of chocolate I have ever tried, Red Star Chocolate Duffy’s Honduras 72% Dark Chocolate. I was seriously tempted, even at £6 a bar, but my friends slapped me with reality: I am a student.
Instead, I settled on a Nookie bar – an organic version of Snickers, and with a name worth snickering at. Very tasty indeed. I think the owner was a little taken aback by my brazen comments on how much I liked the name. At which point, my American friend, oblivious to its meaning, asked as to its origins. If you’re confused, click here.
I also wolfed down this honeycomb chocolate mousse pot and sadly forgot to note who actually made it. Whoever it was, please do it again and sell this everywhere. It was delicious – creamy and sweet, but not sickly.
UPDATE: This amazing dessert was made by The Dessert Deli. Check it out!
These Cornish sea salt caramels from Demarquette are dangerous. At £18 for a box of 12, I realised that I need to quit studying, get a job and work 18 hours a day, Tokyo-style, in order to pursue my salty caramel dreams. Or wait until I graduate next summer. Hmm.
Salivate over these photos below. (And a big thanks to Mia Dhillon for so many fantastic shots!)