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'From Bean to Bar, A Chocolate Lover's Guide to Britain' Book

A perfect gift for a chocolate lover this Christmas
'Like all lovingly prepared treats, this book is designed to be savoured little & often. But the likelihood is you'll scoff it in one sitting' - Hugh Bonneville

  • Beautiful hard back book with colour photographs
  • 'A tantalising tour of the best chocolatiers in the UK'
  • Chococo is effectively the chapter on Dorset!
  • Find out more about the world of British fine chocolate
  • 'Explore chunks of Britain while enjoying the country's best & most authentic chocolate'
  • Written by leading journalist Andrew Baker
  • Andrew's writing style is very witty - it will have you laughing at times
  • Endorsed by Hugh Bonneville, a fine chocolate fan!
  • RRP is usually £15.99 - so enjoy a discount vs that price




We were delighted to be included in this wonderful book written by journalist & chocolate lover Andrew Baker for the AA. Published in September 2019, this new book is both travelog around the UK & homage to the world of fine chocolate. Andrew explores every corner of the country in his quest to seek out & share for his readers both the rising stars and more established businesses (like ours) of fine chocolate industry in the UK.
He visits chocolatiers and bean to bar makers in York, East Anglia, London, The South West, Dorset (we get a whole chapter!), Manchester, Huntingdon, The South (we get another mention as he visits Winchester),  Wales & Scotland.
It is also a very amusing read - his commentary about his travels and experiences with everyone he visits has some genuinely funny laugh out loud moments which just add to the joy of reading about such a joyful, life affirming product as chocolate!

Andrew came to visit us in Dorset back in January 2019 & spent a very happy day with us both in our chocolate kitchen in Wareham & at our original Chocolate House in Swanage - he had a go at piping truffles with Emma, which he describes with some glee, and he was also very taken with how we make & decorate everything by hand. He then enjoyed a hot chocolate in Swanage and had a long chat about life, the universe & everything related to chocolate with co-founder Claire. Our passion for doing the right thing comes through in his observations about us & our ethos.

If you are someone who loves fine chocolate and wants to know more about it, there are also sections on how it is produced from tree to bar, how to taste chocolate & which brands to look out for to expand your knowledge of fine chocolate.

It is indeed the most perfect  gift to give a chocolate lover!


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