All the latest from our chocolate making world

Our blog musings on all things chocolatey and latest news about events and activities that we’ve been involved in, in and around Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds.

So much more to chocolate this Valentine's Day

More to chocolate on Valentine's DayValentine’s – Chocolate is the ultimate gesture of love and temptation. It’s a proven fact that the taste of chocolate produces dopamine, which increases the amount of attraction we feel. So, what better way to get that romantic feeling tingling, than taking part as a couple in our deluxe, chocolate truffle making workshop? Find out how our workshops get sparks flying in our blog.

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What to expect from a Chocolate Workshop

What to expect from a chocolate workshopWorkshop – Ever wondered exactly what happens at a Chocolate Collective workshop? Our blog gives you the full, chocolate-y rundown. Designed with novice chocolatiers in mind, all you need is a willingness to learn and a sweet tooth, we provide the rest! And best of all, you’ll be leaving us laden with delicious Belgian chocolate truffles and some very impressive patisserie skills.

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Chocolate Madness hits city of Birmingham in 2017

Chocolate making workshops BirminghamOur Workshops and Hen Parties are expanding down the M6 into Birmingham as of February 2017.

Birmingham is a city that likes to party - with star-filled theatres and comedy clubs, stylish bars and the hottest nightspots there is something to suit every taste just a stone's throw from our workshop venue on Broad Street.

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Chocolate can be part of Home Education in Manchester

Home education with chocolateThough education is compulsory in the UK for ages 5-16, school is not. Many families choose to educate their children in other ways than through a school and it is their right to do so. Home educated families do not have to follow the National Curriculum and there is no "right" way to educate a child at home.

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Chocolate Workshop Voucher First Prize in "Co-operative Bake-Off"

Chocolate making bake-offI was contacted by Co-operative Foods who were running a "Co-operative Bake-Off" to coincide with the Great British Bake Off final shown on BBC1 at the beginning of October. The event was to raise funds for the Community Youth Fund, part of a local charity Forever Manchester that supports disadvantaged young people throughout the city. The event had many entrants from across the Co-Op organisation and I was asked whether I would be willing to contribute a prize.

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