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Latest Manchester and Northwest Chocolate Workshop and Children's Party News

Here’s Chocolate Collectives latest news about all things chocolaty that we’ve been involved in, in and around Stockport, Manchester and the Northwest. 

More to Chocolate this Valentine’s Day

More to Chocolate this Valentine’s Day

Whether it’s the Milk Tray man charming a generation of women or Cadbury’s urging us to ‘Say it with chocolate’, Valentine’s Day and chocolate go hand in hand as the ultimate gesture of love…and temptation!

You can trace this back to the Victorian era when chocolates were part of courtship. Victorian etiquette books warned that single ladies should never accept chocolates ‘from gentlemen to whom they are neither related nor engaged’. Well, we may have moved on somewhat since the 1900s, but is chocolate still the fast track to falling in love?

New research suggests that there could be something in it after all.

Read more: More to Chocolate this Valentine’s Day

What to expect from a Chocolate Collective workshop

What to expect from our Chocolate Workshops

Chocolate Collective run decadent chocolate workshops to tempt the most discerning of chocolate lovers.

Lasting between 1.5 to 2.5 hours depending on the workshop you choose, the workshops are a fun and interactive way to learn the art of truffle making with the highest quality Belgian chocolate.

Perfect for hen parties, special occasions, team building exercises or chocolate lovers who simply want a reason to indulge, the workshops are led by chocolatier, Louise Attenborough and her team and are held in Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds.

Read more: What to expect from a Chocolate Collective workshop

Chocolate Collective Workshops and Hen Parties expand into Birmingham

Our 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. With easy travel links including both rail and motorway networks from the North and South it was an easy location to choose to expand our fabulous chocolate making workshops.

Now making chocolates in Birmingham

I can see why so many Hen Parties travel to Birmingham for their special weekend. So why, not enjoy the Express Hen Party or Deluxe Chocolate Workshops starting from February 2017.

Bookings being taken now, visit Birmingham Hen Party and Chocolate Workshops for more details.

Home Education in Manchester and Cheshire

Though 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.

Both Manchester and Leeds home educated groups have enjoyed chocolate learning / chocolate making sessions run by Chocolate Collective. The groups made varying chocolate goodies (depending upon age): from lollipops to piping, to making individual chocolates and truffles. The children also learnt about the history of chocolate, where chocolate is obtained from and the chocolate making process.

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Everyone had an enjoyable time including adults, children and myself.

Chocolate in Home Education could be great fun for your children too!

Chocolate Collective can tailor our chocolate workshops to your special needs, so if you are looking for something different as part of the home education of your children in the Stockport, Manchester or Cheshire areas, please get in touch to find out more.

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

I 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.

It's great to support Forever Manchester

Read more: Manchester Chocolate Workshop Voucher First Prize in "Co-operative Bake-Off"