Friday, 22 October 2010

Chocolate Unwrapped at Vinopolis + Giveaway

I'm sure all chocoholics know about the chocolate week.
There're a lot of events throughout the week but unfortunately I didn't have time to join the other except Chocolate Unwrapped at Vinopolis in London.
Because I just moved to a new flat a week ago so I was busy unpacking all my luggage & getting everything organised.

Back to Chocolate Unwrapped, it's held in Vinopolis & featured chocolate makers from all over  Britain.
You can eat as much as you like at the stalls & I got sick of chocolate at the end so you can tell I'd eaten too much :P
There're talks with chocolatiers & chocolate tastings during the talks.
The talks in this event were fantastic, lots of fun & information.
My favourite talk was by Paul A Young, he was so talented & charming.
I tried his best-selling marmite truffle during the talk, it's tangy & rich, a bit unusual for me as I don't really like marmite.
He also featured his award-winning book 'Adventures with Chocolate' & was signing the book at the stand.
I had a pecan & sea salt brownie at the stand after the talk & he was there wrapping brownies for customers :)
One of his tips was adding a pinch of sea salt to your chocolate dessert when you bake & it will 'transform'.
The current trend is salted caramel chocolate, salt adds flavours to chocolate.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Chocolate & Cheese Marble Brownie

It had been raining for days in London, it's really demotivating.
I've officially started my PhD & I have problems getting myself to focus.
Hmmm, I think I need comforting food.
It's time to have some chocolate desserts,my favourite one is fondant au chocolate.
Brownie is great but I made these lovely brownies a while ago.
As you can see from the recipe, with the cream cheese, butter & chocolate, it's quite heavy.
To avoid eating it all by myself, I shared with my colleagues on my 1st day back to the college :P  

Friday, 1 October 2010


I mentioned about a giveaway couple of weeks ago.
A bit late, but here it goes.
I'm giving an adorable perfume bottle charm made of sparkling Swarovski crystal & freshwater pearl, finished with a phone strap (all components are of sterling silver).
It can also be worn as a necklace, chain not included though.

To enter, simply leave a comment from now until midnight on Wednesday 6th October (UK standard time).
Only one entry per person & the winner will be drawn randomly.
Please leave an e-mail address so I can contact you if you win :)
I will ship worldwide so this is opened to anyone.

Good luck!


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