Cathy’s Chocolates and Cakes

I went down to the charity Rothley Pamper Night with Rothley Wine Estate a little while ago to help with giving out wine samples to the locals. Our stall was set up to the incredibly lovely Cathy, of the eponymous ‘Cathy’s Chocolates and Cakes‘ from Newark. What a hardship – we spent the whole evening within easy reach of her sample dish!

Anyway, I had to bring her to all of your attention because:
1. Her chocolate is delicious.
2. It looks epic too. She loves edible glitter more than even I do I think.

You like chocolate don’t you? How about the finest quality Belgian chocolate, imported for your delight and then hand tempered, hand decorated and made into a whole series of luscious creations?

That doesn’t float your boat?
Then I’ll raise you – Chocolate Unicorn. On a stick.

Still not enough? How about beautiful celebration cakes, flavoured chocolate bars featuring ginger, raspberry, coffee or a hundred other choice flavours? Yup, Cathy really has cornered the market on delicious treats. Dark, milk and white chocolate made into epic shapes, little bursts of flavour in sweet nuggets, she is the female equivalent of Willy Wonka. Without all the vindictive reshaping of young lives.

And guess what? She gave me a bar of her famous violet dark chocolate to sample. I tell you, this blogging lark gets harder and harder. As you can see, it’s quite a sight to behold with swirls of white chocolate standing out in sharp contrast to the rich darkness of the main bar. This is set off with nuggets of violet flavour and of course a generous sprinkle of purple edible glitter.

Safe to say as soon as I took it from its cellophane to take these pictures, The Boy and I demolished the whole thing in record time. The chocolate is gorgeous, rich and just the right amount of bitterness, which is then counterbalanced by the sweet, perfumed flavour of the violet. It’s unusual, soothing, and utterly delicious. An indulgent treat, but also great as a gift – if you can bear to part with it once you have got it home!

Two thumbs up and a big thanks to Cathy for the choccie!

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