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Hotel Chocolat Bean to Bar Experience

Cambridge, Leeds, London   
REF: HCBEAN

• Learn about chocolate at Hotel Chocolat's school!
• Discover the whole process from bean to bar
• Hand-make a bar from roasted cocoa beans
• A glass of Prosecco served whilst you work
Hotel Chocolat Bean to Bar Experience

Price

£65.00

What's Included

• Take part in an interactive journey of bean to bar
• Learn from skilled chocolatiers
• Watch how tempering perfects chocolate
• Enjoy a glass of Prosecco Superiore DOCG
• Hotel Chocolat goody bag to take home with you
• Save 10% on any purchases from the shop on the day
• You will form part of a group of up to 28 participants

What Can I Expect

Go on a journey with Hotel Chocolat from bean to bar on these brilliant chocolate experiences! Spend a couple of hours at one of Hotel Chocolat's very own chocolate schools to learn how cocoa beans get transformed into the glossy bars of chocolate that Hotel Chocolat is renowned for.

It's going to be a taste and smell sensation on these workshops. We all know chocolate tastes so good, but what do cocoa beans actually smell like? You'll be immersed in the world of cocoa during these experiences, so you'll be tasting and smelling all the way through the chocolate-making process.

The chocolate laboratory is a special place. The vibe is very much one of a cocoa plantation, with the mix of metal and wood, with hurricane lamps and hessian sacks. In fact, Hotel Chocolat owns it's own plantation in Saint Lucia, so that's how they know they are getting the very best cocoa beans to create their renowned and much-loved chocolate range.

And it's this process you'll be learning about. The Hotel Chocolat conching machines whirr away, whilst your chocolatier host explains how their chocolate is made. But you're not just here to listen - you're here to make your very own chocolate bar from roasted cocoa beans! Time to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in.

As your expert chocolatier explains, the purest chocolate is just cocoa beans, some sugar and maybe a little milk. So you'll be given your own stash of freshly roasted Hotel Chocolat cocoa beans to grind by hand. The smell at this point is incredible - earthy and intense. As the cocoa powder separates from the cocoa butter, you start to get a paste and you're well on the way to making your bar!

Time for some tempering to bring the paste up to temperature to get that perfect crystal structure, giving it that smooth and glossy finish. Once poured into the moulds (with a little bash to get the air out) you're done. Time to reflect with a glass of bubbly on how you took cocoa beans and made them into an actual chocolate bar. Chocolate set and ready, you'll leave this Hotel Chocolat bean to bar experience with your very own hand-made slab of chocolate. Yum!

Availability

• Selected weekdays and weekends throughout the year
• Dates and session times are subject to availability at your chosen location
• Experiences last for one and a half hours

Location

• Lion Yard, Cambridge
• Chocolate Metropolis, Leeds
• Cocoa Vaults, Covent Garden, London

Suitable For

• Minimum age 18
• Not suitable for severe nut allergy sufferers

Spectators

• Not suitable for spectators
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50
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All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

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Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

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Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

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E-Voucher

The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice

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Vouchers are usually valid for 12 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 12 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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Hotel Chocolat Bean to Bar Experience
Hotel Chocolat Bean to Bar Experience
Total Price£65.00
 
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