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Steel drum music at the opening of the new Rabot Estate shop

Rabot Estate opens in Borough Market

Today saw the launch of UK premium chocolate chain Hotel Chocolat's new high end chocolate shop, Rabot Estate. I managed to pop down for the 11am opening, try some new St Lucia chocolate and suffer from some sneaky rum in my co...
by Martin Christy
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BBC Panorama: Chocolate – The Bitter Truth

On 26th March, the BBC's Panorama series ran an exposé of bulk cacao farming in West Africa - the source of the cocoa used in most 'chocolate' confectionery. Did the programme go after the right targets though, and was it who...
by Martin Christy
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Toleman TG183 - the first race car Duffy ever built

Announcement: F1 choc bar challenge

Seventypercent's editor foolishly takes on an 'F1 chocolate bar challenge ' from Duffy Sheardown, owner of new English chocolate Red Star Chocolate. Follow our race calls and progress here.
by Martin Christy
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Duffy Sheardown – a second UK bean to bar chocolate maker

Red Star Chocolate, a new UK artisanal bean to bar chocolate maker has started production in Cleethorpes, in the North East of England. Kate Johns of Nudge and I donned our winter woolies and set off on a mission in search of B...
by Martin Christy
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Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets – BBC fudge

Raymond Blanc hits our screens with his favourite chocolate recipes, but the BBC's inept editorial policies make it little more than eye candy.
by Martin Christy
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William Curley's new shop, Ebury Street, Pimlico, London

William Curley – new Pimlico shop

William Curley's new flagship store opens in London's Pimlico Green. More than just a chocolatier shop, this is a spacious chocolate emporium that raises the bar for London chocolate shops and gives London even more of a claim ...
by Martin Christy
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