Actually I’ve no idea, but I do know that they are all part of the recipe that has made the indulgent chocolatiers, Cocoa-Amore of Silver Street in the heart of Leicester.
Cocoa-Amore is a treasure trove of chocolate delights where truffles and chocolate creations are made in what was a Victorian shoe makers. We don’t mean they are just finished or parcelled up, no. Nearly everything is made from scratch down to each truffle, you can even see in store one of the chocolate wheels tempering fine Columbian chocolate, which conjures up thoughts of scenes from Dhal’s Willy Wonker and the Chocolate Factory. In fact you can buy your very own golden ticket, workshops or monthly supplies of scrumptious chocolates, a rather good Christmas present, we think, hint, hint.
Christmas is a natural time for indulgence, so of course chocolate is up there amongst those tempting treats, so much so that over 40% of the shop’s trade takes place in the lead up to Christmas, for what is one of the only high street chocolate makers in the UK outside of London, so in Leicester we are rather lucky to have such a great business, but don’t, worry Cocoa-Amore also do on-line shopping too. Its not just Leicestershire who rave about these chocolate wonders, like the house truffle, or white champagne, marmite, or one of our favourites, apple strudel truffles. The likes of Sainsburys who sent 1500 individually wrapped chocolates around the world to their TU factory workers as a thank you. Goldsmiths wanted 2000 hot chocolates and 2000 chocolates for Christmas this year. Watches of Switzerland commissioned over 3000 chocolates for the launch of their London, Regent Street store with then a further 400 boxes of chocolates eggs for a Christmas party which they themed around Hitchcock’s The Birds.