Chocolate Week Is Fast Approaching!

It's Chocolate Week 2013 on 14th-20th October. Yes, the concept of these weeks is a tad silly; but we're up for any excuse to eat this excellent foodstuff. We've put together the best chocaholic-happenings for you to indulge in.


Scotland

Hilton Glasgow City (Glasgow)


Confessions of a Chocaholic Afternoon Tea

Served in the Ti Lounge, this afternoon tea ditches the traditional sandwiches in favour of a chocolate fondue and selection of yummy cakes. For just £15 per person, this is a truly rich treat.


Wholefoods Market (Glasgow)


IQ Chocolate Tasting

Join Scotland's first 'bean to bar' chocolate maker IQ for a chocolate-tasting event on 19th October between 11am-3pm. With a belief that chocolate can be both good for you, and taste good, Jane Shandley and Kate Hamilton set out to create a chocolate as healthy and delicious as possible, so get along and sample some!

Knock Castle (Perthshire)


Chocolate Facial
This £45 treatment for £45 will leave your skin soft, and smelling good enough to eat.

England


These hotels and restaurants have partnered with Fairtrade brand Divine to create some of the best chocolate treats, from Divine chocolate cocktails and afternoon teas to a full body chocolate body wrap.

K West Hotel & Spa (London)



Divine Chocolate Tiramisu Cocktail
This delicious treat will cost a mere £6, and is made from a luxurious blend of Amaretto, chocolate liquor, cream, sugar, butterscotch and Divine Milk Chocolate.


Divine Chocolate Day Spa Package with a 60 minute Chocolate Body Wrap
Priced at £105 for the day, this spa package is the ultimate choco-therapy for chocolate-lovers, and is surprisingly good for you! The cocoa in the Germaine de Capuccini chocolate wrap induces the production of endorphins (or ‘happiness molecules’) which generate sensations similar to falling in love and produce feelings of well-being. At a concentrated level, these molecules activate the natural process of fat elimination. Not only does this treatment leave you feeling great, it will also help reduce contours, counteract cellulite, and deeply nourish the skin. Not to mention leaving you smelling Divine!  The Divine Day Package includes a 60-minute chocolate wrap, a bar of Divine Chocolate and a Divine Chocolate Tiramisu Cocktail in K Lounge. Complimentary use of the Wet Spa is also included, which gives guests access to the award-winning K Spa facilities, including the unique ‘Snow Paradise’, a room filled with the finest real snow powder. The Wet Spa also features a twinkling hydrotherapy pool, sanarium, sauna and aromatic herbal steam room.

Lancaster London (London)



Divine Chocolate Afternoon Tea
Enjoy Divine chocolate chip scones, chocolate and coffee opera, vanilla and white chocolate macaroons, baked chocolate and banana tart, blackcurrant and Divine milk chocolate slice, and white chocolate and raspberry creme brulee.


2 x Divine Chocolate Desserts
Served in the Island Grill, these new lush desserts will leave you drooling- ‘Divine’ Chocolate and Peanut Butter (Divine chocolate and peanut butter cylinders, Lancaster London honey sponge and chocolate sorbet) and Almond ‘Divine’ Chocolate Crunch (Dark chocolate delice with slightly toasted almonds, Madagascar vanilla ice cream and light lime cream).

The Raithwaite Estate (Yorkshire)



Chocolate Afternoon Tea
The traditional Raithwaite Afternoon Tea has had a Divine makeover, and will now come with an assortment of exquisite miniature chocolate cakes and pastries, as well as fresh finger sandwiches and scones.  These treats will include Chocolate Tortes, Chocolate Sponge Cakes and Chocolate Mousse. Tea and coffee will be replaced by a (optional) cup of rich chocolate Cocoa.  The Divine Chocolate Afternoon Tea will be fantastically priced the same as the normal afternoon tea, at just £19 per person.


Divine Chocolate Sundae Cocktail

An extravagant dessert-cocktail to satisfy the sweetest of tooths, this cocktail is a blend of Hazelnut Liquor, Baileys, Divine Chocolate and Stolichnaya Vanil Vodka.

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