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10 March, Malton Cookery School, North Yorkshire
Get stuck in to sweet pastry and meringue-making, tart and pie craft and more at Malton Cookery School’s version of a dessert party! A chance to learn how to nail the trickiest dinner party-worthy puds. £99 per person.
Chocolate Works Cooking Class
23 March, Blackfriars Restaurant, Newcastle
Make your own batch of artisan, soft-centered chocolates at Blackfriars’ oh-so-sweet workshop. You’ll learn how to temper chocolate, decorate like a pro and enjoy a communal lunch with wine. £110 per person.
Easter Egg Workshop
11 April, Davenport’s Chocolates, Gateshead
Ever dreamed of making your very own Easter egg? Then roll your sleeves up and get involved at Davenport’s Chocolates’ studio. You’ll create your very own seasonal showstopper, filled with yet more chocolate. £38 per person.
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There’s a reason why The Hudson’s Pistachio Espresso Martini (£7.50) is so popular. Alongside vanilla vodka and coffee liqueur, their version of the classic cocktail is ramped up with a good glug of chocolate liqueur for a rich, indulgent finish. Topped off with a pistachio crumb for nuttiness, it’s like a posh dessert in a glass. Delish.
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Let There Be Crumbs
Chocolate-lovers will be in their element at Let There Be Crumbs in Sunderland. Stop by the cakery and tearoom for gooey homemade brownies, chocolatey sundaes and Ferrero Rocher gelato.
For coffee-and-cake moments, why not stop by Songbird Bakery in Middlesbrough. Somewhere for fluffy, freshly-made goodness and imaginative flavours. Their chocolate peanut cupcakes are heaven-sent.
The ice cream at Vallum Farm, Northumberland, is something else. You can even have a go at making a pint or two yourselves and churn up your own flavours. Sweet combos like white chocolate and coconut, and milk chocolate and coffee are popular!
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Evolve Beauty Radiant Glow Organic Face Mark
A rich, exfoliating face mask that smells like chocolate fondant. Made with raw cacao powder, organic vanilla oil, natural sugar and clay. Apply a thick layer, gently massage with warm water and watch as it transforms into a milky cleanser. Just don’t lick it off – even though you’ll want to. £24.
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Sea Salt Caramels Egg
Made with 45% Venezuelan origin milk chocolate and filled with award-winning Dorset Sea Salt Caramel mini dark chocolate cocoa pods. Sweet, salty and super. £18.50.
Vego Fine Hazelnut Crunchy Chocolate Spread
Something in between Nutella and Ferrero Rocher in spread version. Dairy-free and a totally dreamy treat. £3.50.
Hotel Chocolat Triple Chocolate Grand Slab
A chocolate extravaganza with swirls of milk, mellow caramel and creamy high-cocoa white chocolate. For those who love a little bit of everything. £16.
Lauden Single Origin Chocolate Bar Collection
A triple whammy of milky, fruity and dark deliciousness, showcasing 70% Madagascan, 65% Peru and 44% Ghana origin. £12.