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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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Absolutely the best way to start Easter morning. These @aldiuk #moserroth #chocolateeastereggs are little parcels of deliciousness! I wish I had posted these yesterday but I was saving them for today.
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As Mitch Benn said in his performance “HAPPY ZOMBIE JESUS CHOCOLATE DAY!”
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Absolutely the best way to start Easter morning. These @aldiuk #moserroth #chocolateeastereggs are little parcels of deliciousness! I wish I had posted these yesterday but I was saving them for today. 🥚 As Mitch Benn said in his performance “HAPPY ZO

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Forget everything else - buy a #honeycomb studded #easteregg from @chocsoc in John Lewis or from their factory shop in Somerset.
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I was sent this egg by the Chocolate Society as a gift and generously donated it to my husband. This milk chocolate egg is studded liberally on the inside with their signature chocolate covered #hokeypokey Husband did share and I was able to indulge in some of this delicious sweet #honeycomb milk chocolate!
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Now, The Chocolate Society have had a winning mix of honeycomb and chocolate going for awhile - both the milk chocolate and dark chocolate kind but I have to admit I’ve always been partial to their milk chocolate version. They sell it in bags and it is dangerously moreish!
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Besides being a delicious chocolate covered hokey pokey studded Easter egg, this also comes with a bag of chunks of hokey pokey so you can *SHARE* 
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Forget everything else - buy a #honeycomb studded #easteregg from @chocsoc in John Lewis or from their factory shop in Somerset. 🥚 I was sent this egg by the Chocolate Society as a gift and generously donated it to my husband. This milk chocolate egg

Buy delicious ethical chocolate this #easter and every Easter by choosing quality #eastereggs like this one from @chocsoc 🥚
I was sent this egg by the Chocolate Society. This generously thick milk chocolate egg is absolutely gorgeous. It’s so thick I had to use a knife to break in and I just couldn’t wait. Thank goodness the six truffles were in a separate box because I absolutely could not wait!
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Thick milk chocolate, six milk chocolate truffles and delivered for Easter? I’m in! IN LOVE!
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I’ve been a fan of The Chocolate Society for many years now and this is just another win!
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Buy delicious ethical chocolate this #easter and every Easter by choosing quality #eastereggs like this one from @chocsoc 🥚 I was sent this egg by the Chocolate Society. This generously thick milk chocolate egg is absolutely gorgeous. It’s so thick I

Getting seriously judgemental and judging the #academyofchocolate awards yesterday (and pretty much every Saturday plus extra days).
It’s lots of work but hugely professional team of judges doing spreads and bars. Both tables gave amazing feedback and quality points. So honoured to have a massively experienced chocolate maker on my table too.

Guys you totally earned that curry! Thank you for being awesome and fair and balanced and looking at bars impartially. You were all awesome!

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Getting seriously judgemental and judging the #academyofchocolate awards yesterday (and pretty much every Saturday plus extra days). It’s lots of work but hugely professional team of judges doing spreads and bars. Both tables gave amazing feedback an

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It’s Mother’s Day! DON’T PANIC! The amazing Afternoon Tea at @twgteaofficial is perfect and £26.50 without champagne but hey - add some!
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They have 2 versions but only the London version has scones. The cakes are delicious and the sandwiches are filling but get London for the tea jelly. Paris has croques monsieur but no scones. So choose wisely. You can also choose any tea you wish and it comes in a gorgeous tea pot surrounded with a highly polished cover. It’s definitely an event!
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So don’t panic today - TWG has your back. Can’t go today? They have Afternoon Tea every day of the week!
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It’s Mother’s Day! DON’T PANIC! The amazing Afternoon Tea at @twgteaofficial is perfect and £26.50 without champagne but hey - add some! ️🥂 They have 2 versions but only the London version has scones. The cakes are delicious and the sandwiches are fi

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At the @aldiuk Easter goodies preview I saw and tasted some amazing chocolate.

Some of my favourites were this amazing birdcage chocolate with an #Easteregg inside it with chocolate eggs inside the Easter egg. It was tasty and beautiful and at only £14.99 for 750g of chocolate in such an amazing stunning, handmade piece, it was worth it!

The other egg is actually a single origin cocoa pod from Peruvian chocolate in the #moserroth range. It is new and at £4.99 for 150g I thought it was the best tasting #chocolateegg of the day. You can really taste the difference in the chocolate.

Also on show were a stunning #rubychocolate hollow diamond surrounded by chocolate gemstones, a beautiful #moserrothchocolate egg and a really fun and innovative hollow chocolate hot cross bun with candied fruit!

I do think the most popular will be the stunning flavour filled egg chocolates. I tried a maple caramel and knew what I was buying myself!

What are you buying yourself this Easter?

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At the @aldiuk Easter goodies preview I saw and tasted some amazing chocolate. Some of my favourites were this amazing birdcage chocolate with an #easteregg inside it with chocolate eggs inside the Easter egg. It was tasty and beautiful and at only

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Brand new from @valrhonauk comes this amazing chocolate from Belize with a fun name. 
Tulakalum means “together” in Mayan dialect, and it was only thanks to collaborative efforts between @valrhonafrance ’s partner-producer Maya Mountain and their sourcing team that they were able to relaunch this exceptionally rare Belizean cocoa variety. So it was a real coming together of effort that resulted in this rare cocoa blend.

At first, the sharp tartness blends with the sweetness of the spices. Bitter, with only a hint of sweetness, Tulakalum surprises with sumptuous ripe fruit notes. I enjoyed the surprising flavour notes and the long evolution in my mouth. I’m sure everyone will have a different experience and it will suit so many different desserts. Forget just making a chocolate - make patisserie and get super creative.

Valrhona flavour experts got to work so that we could enjoy this chocolate just as nature intended it. Tulakalum has a cocoa content of 75% and does not contain any soya lecithin. Its high fat content comes from its cocoa and offers an ideal texture for all kinds of pastry-making and chocolatier’s applications, including coating.

This is some of the best of Belizean cocoa in a chocolate with a high cocoa content and a unique sensory profile.

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Brand new from @valrhonauk comes this amazing chocolate from Belize with a fun name. Tulakalum means “together” in Mayan dialect, and it was only thanks to collaborative efforts between @valrhonafrance ’s partner-producer Maya Mountain and their sou

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#abusivechocolate I felt sorry for it. I thought it was a mistake. I thought it was an accident. I was ashamed to have been faced with it. I wondered what I could do to cover it up. I didn’t want to tell anyone as I thought it would cause unnecessary embarrassment.

Then I thought about the message and I knew it was deliberate. I’d been sent a box of four chocolates from Paul A Young to support the Women’s trust because one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lives. Paul A Young & Women’s Trust have created a box of 4 chocolates which all look the same, however, 3 are officially the world’s best sea salted caramel and 1 is probably the most shocking, a durian fruit caramel. Durian fruit itself has been described as 'the world’s worst tasting food’ and is banned from public transport in some countries.

Figures show that around 4.3 million women aged 16-59 have experienced domestic abuse in the UK. However, there are still few organisations that make the connection between domestic abuse and the long-term impact it can have on women’s emotional wellbeing.

Putting officially the world’s best and possibly the world’s worst caramel truffle in the same box, Paul said: “It was incredibly challenging trying to make a chocolate people would hate, and goes against everything I try to do with my craft. But it was for such a worthy cause, I couldn’t not give it a go. Chocolate is associated with luxurious, indulgent and pleasurable experiences which leave you wanting more. By contrast, the durian, like domestic abuse, stays with you long after your first encounter, so it seemed like a perfect way to illustrate the heart-breaking experience of so many women and raise awareness of a cause I feel passionate about.”

Last year Woman’s Trust helped over 1000 women in their journey to recover from abuse. Run entirely on donations and grants, visit them at www.womanstrust.org.uk or buy the chocolate at www.chocolatdegoutant.com

#ilovechocolate #cocoalove #seasaltedcaramel #chocolatelover #chocaholic #darkchocolate #chocolatelovers #instachoco #chocolateaddict #ilovechocolate #chocolateporn #chocolateheaven
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#abusivechocolate I felt sorry for it. I thought it was a mistake. I thought it was an accident. I was ashamed to have been faced with it. I wondered what I could do to cover it up. I didn’t want to tell anyone as I thought it would cause unnecessary

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I’ll be taking my #ginandtonic in #chocolate form from now on! Thanks to @divinechocolateuk for creating the ultimate in indulgence - #gandt will never be the same!

It’s actually lemon and juniper but really it’s secretly #gintonic flavour. The #70percent chocolate has the perfect balance of juniper for the gin and lemon for the slice in the tonic.

It’s a #limitededition #chocolatebar so grab it while it’s available!

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I’ll be taking my #ginandtonic in #chocolate form from now on! Thanks to @divinechocolateuk for creating the ultimate in indulgence - #gandt will never be the same! It’s actually lemon and juniper but really it’s secretly #gintonic flavour. The #70p

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I wish you wealth and prosperity. May harmony bring wealth. May wealth flow in. May your gold and jade fill the halls. May you find wealth and treasures. May you have great luck and great profit and may you have abundance every year.
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May the five blessings come to you. May you hear tidings of peace. May everything go well with you. May you have peace at every age. May you enjoy both longevity and blessing.
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Maythis day be special and bring only health, wealth and happiness in to your life from this point forward. May your blessings only increase and may you see only success.
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Gong hei fat choy! Gong xi fa cai!
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🧨🧨🧨 I wish you wealth and prosperity. May harmony bring wealth. May wealth flow in. May your gold and jade fill the halls. May you find wealth and treasures. May you have great luck and great profit and may you have abundance every year. 🧨 May the fi

Oh hell YES! Invited to the press launch of #bonnemaman fruit conserves and got to try my hand at making crepes for #chandeleur and I made the BEST #crepe of the day - GO ME!
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So as I was with Bonne Maman I thought I’d take the opportunity to request some salted caramel sauce which is DIVINE! I cannot find it locally (either they hide it or don’t stock it) and as I was getting a jar LOOK at what they created for #lachandeleur 🤤
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They of course do all things sweet but they also made me a savoury crepe with goats cheese and their fig conservative and it was magical! So delicious I ate all of it!
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So these amazing salted caramel crepes are easy to replicate if you have a few minutes and a jar of salted caramel sauce!
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Just make 10 traditional crepes:
125g plain flour
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp caster sugar
2 eggs beaten
25g melted butter plus extra for cooking
250ml semi-skim milk
3 tbsp cold water
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Method:
Add dry ingredients into a bowl and make a well in the centre.
Add the beaten eggs to the well.
Whisk slowly with a balloon whisk and as you do, add in the melted butter, milk and water.
Whisk briskly into a thin batter.
Heat a pan and wipe a little melted butter over the base. A crepe pan works best though.
Drop a ladle full of batter and swirl around pan to thinly coat base.
Cook for 2 mins until underside golden, then flip and cook other side. Because it will be mostly cooked, you can fold to flip.
Cook for 1 more minute.
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Stack the 10 crepes one by one, melting a 4 tbsp of salted caramel sauce and spreading a little between each layer.
On the top, drizzle the remaining salted caramel over the top.
If you are like me, you’ll likely use around 6tbsp of salted caramel sauce (ish) and there is no shame in licking the plate clean 
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Oh hell YES! Invited to the press launch of #bonnemaman fruit conserves and got to try my hand at making crepes for #chandeleur and I made the BEST #crepe of the day - GO ME! . So as I was with Bonne Maman I thought I’d take the opportunity to reques

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There’s something about chocolate dipped strawberries that just makes the combination perfect with champagne...

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There’s something about chocolate dipped strawberries that just makes the combination perfect with champagne... What’s your perfect pairing? . . . #chocolatelover #chocaholic #darkchocolate #chocolatelovers #instachoco #chocolateaddict #ilovechocola

#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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