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Monday, 20 October 2014

THE CHOCOLATE SHOW LONDON

If you remember last year, I attended Salon Du Chocolat, the first year that Salon Du Chocolat was hosted in London. I was lucky enough to bag another invite for it's return this year and it did not disappoint!

This time around I took my sister, another chocolate fan, and she really enjoyed herself. She and her boyfriend have a small part time business making and selling truffles, so she had fun getting some ideas of the different stalls that attended on Thursday night, and taking note of their selling styles and the presentation of their products. 

We had a great time strolling around the different stalls, trying testers of different products and falling in love with new chocolate brands. Some of the brands we particularly liked were Bad Brownie (adore the name!), Sweet Virtues (who had a stunning presentation of their chocolate) and Whisk & Whites who went all out and had a really interesting back story to their brand which I loved! The story of a chef who would leave secret treats around a house for other servants to find really gave this brand character.

Another favourite of mine especially was A Little Piece & Love who I bought this stunning skull & bones message in a bottle set from! I love anything quirky and hand on heart, have never seen anything like it before. A lot of their products mix chocolate with popping candy too - so retro!

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The fashion show was even more stunning this year. The dresses were breath taking and I also felt that the show was a little more upbeat too with dancers (who were hilarious) and Willy Wonka even made an appearance! 

Anyway, rather then telling you, why don't I just show you...

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As you can see from the photos, some of the dresses were absolutely stunning. Some of them looked like they belonged in a fairytale! I think, like my sister, one of my favourite parts of the evening (other than the fashion show) was also checking out everyone's designs and set ups of their stalls. Whisk & Whites had a stunning set up, all to do with the story behind the brand.

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It's not hard to see how much The Chocolate Show has grown in just 12 short months, doing little to help me overcome my chocolate addiction! However, technically attending was all in the name of the blog ha!

I had a lot of fun and cannot wait to attend next year. In the meantime I'll definitely be checking out my favourite brands from the evening a lot more...

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