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7 July 2021 UK


Exciting times… World Chocolate Day is upon on us. 7th of July to be exact. Chocolate enchants us, infiltrating our senses with its heavenly taste and aroma. Whether you are more of a hot chocolate in a quiet cosy café or an exotic chocolate tasting outing type; here is a selection of experiences that are worth considering for World Chocolate Day in Bristol. Praise to cacao!


1. Visit & Indulge @ Mrs’ Potts Chocolate House – link here

Mrs Potts Chocolate House. To the right we have optional topping if needed. Link here.  

Walking up Bristol’s frenetic Park Street, you might be forgiven for being puzzled by the near constant queue outside a café, not knowing the wildly popular hedo-choco-masterpiece that is Mrs Potts. Made fresh in the kitchen on-site, order bites of all sizes; from their salted caramel cake, carrot cake, brownies, tarts, hot chocolates and coffees. I’d say it’s the one and only but that would be a lie as there is now a new Bath venue…


Where? 50 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JN.




2. Lolly Kit @ Zara’s Chocolates – link here

Lolly Kit. Link here.

Bedminster’s North Street regulars will know Zara’s Chocolates well. Founded by Zara Narracott, the award-winning (the prestigious Bristol Good Food Award) small shop and chocolatier is busy creating all manner of truffles, bars and drinks. Zara’s Chocolates also create a range of DIY chocolate kits including hazelnut and raspberry Lolly Kits. We love the dinosaur moulds…


Where? 200 North St, Southville, Bristol BS3 1JF.




3. Wine & Chocolate Tasting @ Clifton Wine Tasting – link here

Wine and chocolate? Yep. Link here.

I don’t need to tell you that wine and chocolate pair well, do I? This 2-hour-long tasting event by Clifton Wine School will involve sampling a selection of six different wines; all paired with a complimentary artisanal chocolate. Hosted at the 17th century townhouse pub, The Royal Navy Volunteer (Volly for short), learn more about your taste in style. We’ve heard that chocolate cake is also involved…


Where? The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, 17-18 King St, Bristol BS1 4EF.




4 Curious Kids Chocolate Workshop @ Aztec Hotel & Spa – link here

Curious Kids Chocolate Workshop. Link here.

Do you have kids that are aged 4-8 that are mad about chocolate? Keen to leverage that desire in the acquisition of new skills? Bingo. Sign them up to the Curious Kids Chocolate Workshop at the 4 star Aztec Hotel & Spa. This workshop will involve a 60-minute-long chocolate introduction session and then an ice-cream fuelled movie.


As for you…maybe check yourself into the spa?

Workshops available to book from July 26th.

Where? Aztec Hotel and Spa, Aztec West, Bristol, BS32 4TS.




Book The Chocolate Course @ The Little Kitchen – link here

The fine work of The Little Kitchen. Link here.

Opened in Totterdown in 2020, The Little Kitchen is a one-stop-shop for cookery classes. The session we’ve eyed up is the titular The Chocolate Course which now has dates for October and September. Taught by chocolate-pro Louise Claridge, this is a comprehensive entry-level class that will cover tasting, cacao origins, tempering, moulding and much more. The last element of the workshop will involve applying the lessons and decorating your very own cake.


Where? Little Kitchen Cookery School, 32 Oxford Street, Totterdown, Bristol, BS34RJ.