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Chocolate Awards judge, Travel blogger, Search Awards judge, Digital Consultant, also blogging at the HuffPost. Email me: Judith.Lewis@outlook.com
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#nofilter because this #chocolate is just awesome! Some of the best #milkchocolate (and white and dark) on the planet!
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Flavour-wise this is an exceptional chocolate - made from some of the best beans from #madagascar🇲🇬 this chocolate is grown, fermented, dried, roasted, conched, and tempered into some of the finest #awardwinning chocolate on the planet before being packaged and shipped from Madagascar to us. That means all the added value bits happen in the country of origin meaning it’s about as ethical as you can get!
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This makes this chocolate better than Fairtrade, better than fairly traded - it’s totally ethicality awesome and it’s tasty.
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I’m always educating people about slavery and chocolate but I’d also like to remind people about the awesomeness that exists out there.
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At £5.99 a bar on #amazonprime it’s really worth buying lots. My current favourites are the 70% ORGANIC #darkchocolate bar and the 50% milk chocolate.
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To properly taste #beantobar chocolate of any kind, take a small (5g or so) piece and place it in your mouth. Don’t chew or suck - just let it melt normally and as it melts exhale through your nose. You’ll find the taste of the chocolate lasts and you feel satisfied longer. That way your bar lasts longer and voila - best bargain ever plus fewer calories consumed.
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#chocolatetasting in the proper way will help with your #weightlossplan through #portioncontrol and leaving you satisfied for longer.
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Keep to your #newyearsresolutions one step at a time without sacrificing #deliciouschocolate at all!
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#nofilter because this #chocolate is just awesome! Some of the best #milkchocolate (and white and dark) on the planet! . Flavour-wise this is an exceptional chocolate - made from some of the best beans from #madagascar 🇲🇬 this chocolate is grown, ferm

Nothing can compare to @konditor_and_cook to start the week back to work after time off. They rescued me! I love the balance of flavours but these really are my favourites.
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In about 3 days I’ll need a dozen to make it through to the end of Friday!
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What is rescuing you today - the first day back to a full, long, 5-day week?
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Nothing can compare to @konditor_and_cook to start the week back to work after time off. They rescued me! I love the balance of flavours but these really are my favourites. . In about 3 days I’ll need a dozen to make it through to the end of Friday!

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Whether your champagne is from @harrods or @aldiuk you’ll find these super reasonable champagne flutes from @lovewilko are absolutely perfect for any occasion. And both champagnes are delicious but I do prefer some @sfrisowinery prosecco 
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Whether your champagne is from @harrods or @aldiuk you’ll find these super reasonable champagne flutes from @lovewilko are absolutely perfect for any occasion. And both champagnes are delicious but I do prefer some @sfrisowinery prosecco . . #champa

There is STILL TIME to buy some of that most delicious @hotelchocolat  yummy Christmas chocolate like these penguins or any of their amazing Christmas deliciousness.
I really love their giant wreath of chocolates and I envy everyone getting one this Christmas!
They also have alternative mince pies which are yummy salted caramel and praline chocolates plus they have their chocolate wreaths, Yule logs, chocolate gingerbread men, boozy truffles and more.
Get yer butt to Hotel Chocolat fast for some Christmas treats!
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There is STILL TIME to buy some of that most delicious @hotelchocolat yummy Christmas chocolate like these penguins or any of their amazing Christmas deliciousness. I really love their giant wreath of chocolates and I envy everyone getting one this

For the best selection of reasonably priced but delicious wines this holiday you have to go to the @coopukfood *
With some stunning champagne, brilliant whites and juicy reds, the wine buyer at the Coop has gone above and beyond this holiday season with some of the best wines yet.
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Complimenting any festive table and @fairtradeuk certified, the Coop is the dark horse of the festive boozy season.
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For the best selection of reasonably priced but delicious wines this holiday you have to go to the @coopukfood * With some stunning champagne, brilliant whites and juicy reds, the wine buyer at the Coop has gone above and beyond this holiday season w

Pierre Marcolini’s Christmas 2018 collection is a delicious reason to visit their shop in London in Mayfair or their concession in Selfridges. @pierremarcolini are unusual Belgian chocolatiers (no not Italian) in that they make all their chocolate from the bean in their Brussels factory.
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Launching for the season are the usual array of deliciously flavoured filled chocolates which do feature more heavily on the praline side and stick to safe favourites. The Bouche he has created are also delicious crowd pleasers - perfect for any occasion over the holidays (except maybe breakfast).
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Pictured are two different delicacies of the season. The small parcels are actually tiny cakes available in the London shop at the patisserie in three flavours - chocolate caramel, rose with passion fruit and raspberries, and one called Merveilleux. I have tried the chocolate caramel and while rich (meaning one of these small cakes would be enough for anyone) it wasn’t too sweet.
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Also pictured is Le Sapin de Noël - This traditional and wonderful chocolate sculpture by Maison Marcolini looks like a magic Christmas tree covered in homemade dark and praline chocolate bells. Delicately created and perfect to show off this holiday season. There is, of course, an even larger size for those looking for a stunning edible centrepiece.
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All these delicious, edible Christmas treats are available from Pierre Marcolini in London until Christmas Eve (unless they totally sell out so get in fast!)
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Pierre Marcolini’s Christmas 2018 collection is a delicious reason to visit their shop in London in Mayfair or their concession in Selfridges. @pierremarcolini are unusual Belgian chocolatiers (no not Italian) in that they make all their chocolate fr

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It’s @baileysofficial #treatup Cafe/Bar time again in #london🇬🇧 with customisable boozy hot chocolate delights available for everyone! Younger people can get a non-alcoholic version while those who have braved the hoards in London can escape the hustle and grab a spiked version. Vegans are welcome to get the perfect boozy hot choc with the dairy-free almond based Baileys.
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Only in Soho and only until Dec 22 this is the perfect place to chill out in this holiday season whatever way you choose to celebrate!
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It’s @baileysofficial #treatup Cafe/Bar time again in #london 🇬🇧 with customisable boozy hot chocolate delights available for everyone! Younger people can get a non-alcoholic version while those who have braved the hoards in London can escape the hust

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These @paul_a_young sourdough, butter and sea salt #chocolatetruffles are utterly delightful. Made with @guittardchocolate and brought to the #guittard150 celebration in #london🇬🇧 these delightful chocolates had the sourdough crumb on the outside, encased in chocolate keeping them perfectly crunchy. The ganache filling was perfect as you would expect from Paul - the perfect celebration chocolate.
Last time I was in they were sold out so if you do get the chance to grab some, absolutely do!
What’s your favourite truffle?
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These @paul_a_young sourdough, butter and sea salt #chocolatetruffles are utterly delightful. Made with @guittardchocolate and brought to the #guittard150 celebration in #london 🇬🇧 these delightful chocolates had the sourdough crumb on the outside, en

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Cadello - a spirit inspired by the merchants of Venice and masked balls - but I’m not sure exactly how. I know the gentleman who created it was writing a novel about the history of Venice but I’m not sure how that progressed into making this spirit. *

The maker says that this provides  a distinct and singular experience. This drink is crafted with eight carefully selected ingredients which unveil flavours of coffee, chocolate, star anise and vanilla, with hints of caramel, hazelnut, mint and toffee. The ingredients are infused in grain alcohol and then distilled separately, before being carefully blended into French Oak barrels with coffee beans, to age into a spirit that encapsulates the depth, complexity and smoothness. *

Cadello works well as an aperitivo, digestivo and a delicious addition to any cocktail. It’s fun to add to your chocolate vodka (if you’ve been infusing nibs in vodka) as it adds that sweetness in to the mix. It’s actually better than I expected but the star anise can be dominant so using it with a 100% chocolate melted to create a hot chocolate shot would absolutely work.
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Cadello is available from Honest Grapes for £30 so why not give it a try?
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Cadello - a spirit inspired by the merchants of Venice and masked balls - but I’m not sure exactly how. I know the gentleman who created it was writing a novel about the history of Venice but I’m not sure how that progressed into making this spirit.

The gif says it all - what chocolate shops should I hit in Sydney NSW during my visit there next week?
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Help greatly appreciated! Looking forward to figuring out the public transport system!
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The gif says it all - what chocolate shops should I hit in Sydney NSW during my visit there next week? * Help greatly appreciated! Looking forward to figuring out the public transport system! * #chocolate #chocolateshop #chocolateshopping #beantobar

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It is so exciting !!!  @jagermeisteruk #JagerLCW is shaking up London Cocktail Week with a selection of tasty cocktails including; Jägermeister Mule, Manifest Hunters Tea, Jägermeister Sour and Jungle Hunt.
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They have this amazing pop-up bar in Brick lane but I know not everyone can make it into London so why not make your own pop-up bar experience by making these cocktails at home or for your next party? Come on - you know you want to! Or pop on down Sunday for the full experience and hey - KEYCHAIN!
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Want the full cocktail list? I’ll be blogging them soon!
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Jägermeister Sour
What you’ll need (per drink): 40ml Ice-cold Jägermeister, 25ml Lemon juice, 12.5ml Gomme, One egg white, Orange zests, Ice cubes, Tumbler glasses
How to Make
Step 1: Throw a handful of ice cubes in each tumbler
Step 2: Fill your cocktail shaker with everything else – then shake it like you mean it 
Step 3: Strain the liquid twice for good luck into the waiting tumblers
Step 4: Add with slices of oranges to taste. Now it’s all ready for you to drink it! .
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 Jungle Hunt
 What you’ll need (per drink): 20ml Jägermeister, 20ml Taylor’s Velvet Falernum, 20ml Plantation Pineapple, 20ml Lemon Juice, 40ml Pineapple Juice, 15ml Cinnamon Syrup (Giffard), 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters, 1 Pineapple Leaf, de-hydrated lemon wheel, Burnt cinnamon stick
How to Make
Step 1: Pour Jägermeister, Taylor’s Velvet Falernum, Plantation Pineapple, the lemon juice and cinnamon syrup together into a shaker – aaaand mix!
Step 2: Add two dashes of Angostura Bitters
Step 3: Decant into a glass of your choice and garnish with the pineapple leaf, the lemon wheel and cinnamon stick – now you’re ready for a hunt in the jungle, with a drink in hand. .
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It is so exciting !!! @jagermeisteruk #jagerlcw is shaking up London Cocktail Week with a selection of tasty cocktails including; Jägermeister Mule, Manifest Hunters Tea, Jägermeister Sour and Jungle Hunt. . They have this amazing pop-up bar in Bric

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Tasting coffee at the @nespresso.uk Boutique on Regent St and learning about the Master Origin range of pods made from single origin coffee (plus delicious desserts). I chose Nicaragua and Ethiopia and both were amazing - though the Nicaragua was a step above. Of all the @nespresso pods I’ve tried, the Nicaragua stands out in my mind as the most delightfully distinct, with a complex palate and little bitterness making it a sublime espresso shot. I don’t do plain espresso shots but I will with the Nicaragua pods.
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Tasting coffee at the @nespresso.uk Boutique on Regent St and learning about the Master Origin range of pods made from single origin coffee (plus delicious desserts). I chose Nicaragua and Ethiopia and both were amazing - though the Nicaragua was a s

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Repost of the beautiful @afternoontealife picture which is a @kaleidoscope_uk cupcake stand. I love this thing - perfect for any #cupcakelover , #afternoontea lover or really any #aliceinwonderland fan!!
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So who else is buying the whole set... or is it just me? 
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Repost of the beautiful @afternoontealife picture which is a @kaleidoscope_uk cupcake stand. I love this thing - perfect for any #cupcakelover , #afternoontea lover or really any #aliceinwonderland fan!! . So who else is buying the whole set... or is

Check the blog tomorrow for this Sarah’s Wonderful Honey Poached Pears with Drizzled Dark Chocolate and Ginger Honey recipe!!! Thanks to @mileevenfoods for the recipe and image 
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Check the blog tomorrow for this Sarah’s Wonderful Honey Poached Pears with Drizzled Dark Chocolate and Ginger Honey recipe!!! Thanks to @mileevenfoods for the recipe and image . . . #chocolate #chocolaterecipes #chocolaterecipe #ilovechocolate #cho

Beautiful @pierremarcolini desserts in their Marylebone shop. I very much enjoyed the wrong cake they selected for me (seriously - I was quite specific! What is it with PM shops and staff having a hate on for me?) as did my friend!
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There are some amazing new products in shop today so why not head on over and caramel up your life?
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What is your favourite caramel concoction? .
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Beautiful @pierremarcolini desserts in their Marylebone shop. I very much enjoyed the wrong cake they selected for me (seriously - I was quite specific! What is it with PM shops and staff having a hate on for me?) as did my friend! . There are some a

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#brownies made from @askinosie chocolate that bloomed when my wine fridge broke. Absolutely gorgeous and so easy to make!
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Melt 400g choc and 100g butter together in a ban marie. While that is going, beat 350g brown sugar with 200g of softened butter. Once creamed together, add one at a time 5 eggs and beat until lightly incorporated. Then add a tablespoon of vanilla bean paste and beat until fully blended. Once the chocolate and butter are cool, beat the chocolate into the sugar mix then add  200g plain flour with a teaspoon of salt and fold together.
Pour into a lined baking tin, tap out air bubbles and bake at 160C for 30min.
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Have you baked anything chocolatey or fun for the long weekend? (In the UK - might not be the same elsewhere)
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#brownies made from @askinosie chocolate that bloomed when my wine fridge broke. Absolutely gorgeous and so easy to make! . Melt 400g choc and 100g butter together in a ban marie. While that is going, beat 350g brown sugar with 200g of softened butte

🦄 Many happy unicorn cupcakes because friends are awesome! 🦄
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These hand-made unicorn cupcakes were rainbow cupcakes made with colourful layers and hand-made fondant tops expertly painted. I can only dream of making such awesome cupcakes...
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For @tanyalairduk birthday made by one of her amazing friends for her 40th birthday 🦄
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🦄 Many happy unicorn cupcakes because friends are awesome! 🦄 . These hand-made unicorn cupcakes were rainbow cupcakes made with colourful layers and hand-made fondant tops expertly painted. I can only dream of making such awesome cupcakes... . For @t

This is probably the world’s best #prosecco with probably the best flavour I’ve ever experienced. I’d like to fly over and bring back a few cases because it is absolutely worth it. If you want to taste the world’s best #prosecco you’ll need to buy it direct from the winery. It’s not the cheapest but it is the best!
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This is probably the world’s best #prosecco with probably the best flavour I’ve ever experienced. I’d like to fly over and bring back a few cases because it is absolutely worth it. If you want to taste the world’s best #prosecco you’ll need to buy it