Calling all chocoholics!
Buyagift.com’s Top Chocolate Experiences for National Chocolate Week
Buyagift.com has a whole variety of choc-tastic experiences for the chocolate lovers out there, and what better time to enjoy them than during National Chocolate Week.
Treat the chocoholic in your life to a mouthwatering treat; sample the delights of a cocoa inspired afternoon tea at the Hilton or why not even learn how to make chocolate yourself with Hotel Chocolat’s Bean to Bar experience!
Spoil the chocolate lover in your life to a fantastic tour of London’s finest shopping district. You’ll start the tour at Green Park Underground Station, where you’ll be met by your friendly and knowledgeable guide, who is a former coffee and cocoa commodity trader. You’ll then pay a visit to a number of chocolate suppliers including the Queen’s supplier, before relishing the chance to sample six types of chocolate and truffles. It’s a delicious experience and a unique day out in the capital!
Feel like a master chocolatier with this incredible chocolate workshop for two. Located at the My Chocolate studious in Brighton, Manchester or London (the choice is yours), you will be tutored by professionals in the delicate art of piping, cutting, dipping and decorating. A delicious treat perfect for any occasion, the day will start with a fascinating history lesson before you taste a wonderful selection of hand-crafted chocolate. You can then look forward to creating your own personalised giant chocolate button and create your own scrumptious fresh-cream truffles that you can take home with you as a fabulous memento of the day!
For an award-winning afternoon tea with a twist look no further than this central London hot spot! The May Fair Hotel has taken the traditional British afternoon tea and added a delicious chocolate injection of flavour. Accompanying a delicious range of sandwiches, will be such tempting treats as doughnuts with chocolate sauce, chocolate scones, tiramisu and flourless chocolate and orange cake, plus a tempting assortment of Charbonnel et Walker truffles, making this signature afternoon tea a sure hit for anyone with decadent tastes!
Treat yourself and a friend to an afternoon of crafting a selection of chocolatey delights in South London. From sculpting your own truffles to dipping, colouring and finishing them off in a number of different chocolate shells, this three and a half hour workshop, led by a knowledgeable chocolatier, is the perfect way to while away a decadent Saturday. After you’ve created your masterpieces, you’ll be able to take them all home – if you can resist eating them on the way back that is!
The Shard, with its gleaming 95-storey glass structure designed by Renzo Piano, dominates the London skyline and is home to city’s highest viewing platform. You and your guest will ascend up through the building in the high speed lifts and arrive onto the observational deck, where you’ll be able to enjoy stunning 360-degree views of the capital for up to 40 miles around. Once you’ve captured those prestigious landmarks and fantastic sights on camera, take a short walk to the famous Borough Market where you’ll enjoy a divine sparkling afternoon tea for two at Hotel Chocolat’s Rabot 1745. A colonial plantation-inspired space, Hotel Chocolat serves a delectable array of dainty treats from scones, hot chocolate, banana bread and more. Why not enjoy this typical British tradition from the eatery’s open-air roof terrace? The covered outdoor space offers blankets for those who like to wrap up – the perfect way to end this magical day!
If the thrill of riding in a helicopter isn’t quite enough for you, then flying one yourself could be exactly what you’re looking for! You and a loved one have the chance to experience the unforgettable thrilling sensation of hovering hundreds of feet above the ground as you learn the techniques from the expert guidance of a qualified instructor. This amazing experience is not be missed as you’ll be flying in a Robinson R44 helicopter, an amazing piece of technology that will give you a brand new perspective on this kind of domestic aircraft.
A chocolate workshop at the renowned Hotel Chocolat is a dream come true for any child with a sweet tooth. At Hotel Chocolat’s cocoa vaults in Leeds and Covent Garden your children can discover the enticing world of cocoa. A welcome drink will kick off the workshop alongside an introduction to the experience before the real fun begins! They’ll be able to get stuck into a memorable chocolate decorating session with the guidance of an expert. Once they’ve completed their mouth-watering masterpiece, they’ll package it up in a beautiful box, ready to take away and feast upon at home!
Buckingham Palace Queen’s Gallery with Afternoon tea for Two at Hilton Park Lane £79
For the art enthusiast in your life with a sweet tooth, this two-part experience couldn’t be a more perfect gift! You’ll both begin with entry to The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace, a resplendent gallery featuring changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection. With up to 450 artworks and artefacts on display at any one time, you’ll be able to marvel at the likes of renaissance paintings, historical royal portraits and even furniture and décor from the Georgian era. Next up on the agenda is an indulgent afternoon tea at the prestigious London Hilton Park Lane. In the stylish surroundings of the hotel’s Podium Restaurant, tuck into summer themed afternoon tea treat created by this year’s winners of Bake Off: The Professionals – Emmanuel and Sam. Their light sandwiches, scone options of classic plain, raisin or chocolate chip endorse a light seasonal touch. Brightly coloured miniature fancies, deconstructed black forest gateaux and fruit tartlets each introduce fresh contemporary flavours which will leave you wanting more. Specially blended infusion teas from Twinings complete a treat that is as indulgent as it is delicious!
Upper Circle Theatre Show and Chocoholic Afternoon Tea at Hilton Park Lane £125
Indulge in the best that London has to offer with a spectacular theatre show of your choice on the glittering West End and a unique summer afternoon tea at Hilton Park Lane’s Podium restaurant, created by the winners of Bake Off: The Professionals 2018. Tuck into your mouth-watering selection of unique treats (think outside the box, Pina Colada cheesecake and chocolate coconut with rum jelly are just a couple of the contemporary creations waiting to delight your taste buds). But first, immerse yourselves in some magnificent entertainment. Does the sassy storyline, dialogue, and eye-catching costumes of Kinky Boots take your fancy? Love the adrenaline? It’s The Woman in Black for you!
This novel tour for two gives you the chance to discover the original hot chocolate as you journey from the Tropical Islands to the Amazon through the Eden Project’s biome rainforest. You’ll scour the jungle, learning of its fascinating history, before indulging in an Aztec style hot chocolate, spiked with spices. After your memorable private tour, you and your guest can enjoy day admission to the Eden Project; all the components of a perfect day out!