Top 5 chocolate indulgences

Top 5 Chocolate Indulgences

Emily May

Oompa Loompa doompety doo, we’ve got a delicious chocolate round up for you! It’s National Chocolate Week (15-21 October), so why not do the truffle-shuffle to some of the UK’s most delicious chocolate spots from our indulgent guide – it will definitely come in candy!

Get coated in cocoa at the Club Spa, Jersey
Thought chocolate was bad for you? Think again! Full of mood-boosting endorphins and anti-oxidants, it’s actually been proven that the tasty bean can actually be very good for you – particularly for women during their time of the month, and especially when paired with a duvet and good rom-com! With this in mind, head to Club Spa in Jersey for their Chocolate Rasul treatment, where you can enjoy all the benefits of chocolate without even having to consume it. The Chocolate Rasul treatment involves relaxing in your own private chamber with a star covered roof before you have the finest liquid chocolate applied all over your body by expert spa therapists. Afterwards, your skin should feel nourished and revitalised, as long as you’ve managed to leave the chocolate on your body, and haven’t been tempted to lick it off half way through!

Image Credit: Club Spa
The Club Spa is located at Green Street, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, JE2 4UH
Learn the process of bean to bar at Cadbury World, Birmingham
Is your glass half empty? Or is it a glass and a half full? Well it's sure to be the latter after a fun filled trip to Cadbury World. From learning about the cocoa bean’s Central American origins in the Aztec Jungle, to watching the 4D chocolate adventure featuring Freddo (everyone’s favourite chocolate frog), learning about the history of Bournville and the Cadbury company with live action experiences with professional actors, to seeing how your favourite brands are made, Cadbury World is choc-a-block full of activities, and of course sweet treats to tickle your taste-buds. After all the chocolate, you’ll definitely be mini-rolling out of there!

Image Credit: Cadbury World via Facebook
Cadbury World is located at Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1JR
Learn about Northern nibs at York’s Chocolate Story
When you think of York your first thought might be a certain famous cathedral or Grand Old Duke, but did you know that the northern city is in fact home to some of the nation’s favourite chocolate brands, including Terry’s and Rowntree’s? Find out more about York’s confectionary past at York’s Chocolate Story, where a knowledgeable guide will lead you through the stages of the city’s association with the sweet treat, starting with the discovery of the cocoa bean in Central America, and then moving on to the factory zone which will teach you about the chocolate making process, and allow you to reminisce about some of York’s best loved brands. Finish up by discovering the personal stories of the people who worked in the iconic factories, and made the UK’s chocolate landscape what it is today.

Image Credit: York's Chocolate Story via their website
York’s Chocolate Story is located at King’s Square, York, YO1 7LD
Become a chocolatier at the Chocolate Academy, Oxford
Ever fancied cooking up (or should I say tempering) your own creations? Then try your hand at becoming a chocolatier at the Chocolate Academy in Oxford. With classes ranging from chocolate decoration courses to perfecting your gelato skills, 5-day chocolate business start-up courses to learning how to ganache with panache, and teachers who have worked internationally, you’ll be a master in no time! And if not, at least you’ll have some tasty treats to share with your friends and family. Or just to eat by yourself…

Image Credit: UK Chocolate Academy Centre via Facebook
The Chocolate Academy is located at Wildmere Road Industrial Estate, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 3UU
Live your Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fantasy at Choccywoccydoodah, Brighton
Willy Wonka was known for his wacky chocolate creations, and there’s no better place to get some comparably weird and wonderful treats than Choccywoccydoodah in Brighton. Meander round their quirky, vintage style shop of delights that has giant jazzies, marshmallow pyramids, and intricately decorated cakes (there are even options for vegans!), then head upstairs to their café for an indulgent milk shake or delicious dipping pot!

Image Credit: Choccywoccydoodah via their website
Choccywoccydoodah is located at 3 Meeting Hose Lane, Brighton, BN1 1HB

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