I was recently luckily enough to be invited to a unique blogger event at a new artisan chocolate shop in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham City Centre.
The Chocolate Quarter is a family run, independent chocolatiers that has recently opened. Selling delicious, handcrafted chocolates that are made on site, traditional Aztec hot chocolate and much more, this quaint shop also offers workshops and tasting sessions that are perfect for hen parties, birthday parties or corporate team building days!
Once we arrived (and after taking money photos) we settled down with a hot chocolate – made the traditional way with melting real chocolate and mixing with water to make it a bit more liquefied. It was absolutely delicious, and felt way more indulgent than any hot chocolate I had before.
We learnt about chocolate, and tasted a few different types that had different levels of acidity which leaves a different flavour in your mouth.
Next we got messy! After watching the masters give a demonstration, we had a go at filling some chocolate shells with a coffee caramel, tempering milk chocolate, capping them and then coating them in melted chocolate and rolling in icing sugar, cocoa powder or coconut.
Next was on to the tasting session! The Chocolate Quarter have come up with three new flavours especially for Father’s Day and we got an exclusive taste – these were Stout, Bacon and Whiskey.
The stout one was definitely my favourite, but the bacon and whiskey flavours whilst unusual, I can see being a big hit with the whiskey loving Dads out there! If you’re looking for a unique Father’s Day present then this would be great, and can be ordered online.their website.