Haute Chocolate: From luxurious treats to quirky cacao

 alternative chocolate main image

While there’s nothing more satisfying than curling up after a long day with a big slab of your favourite chocolate, we can’t help but find ourselves tempted to wonder out into the cocoa world a little further this Chocolate Week. 

From quirky bacon slabs and tongue-burning chilli bars to indulgent truffles and luxurious caramel pods, there’s bound to be something here that will pique the interest of your taste buds. Scroll through our selection below to find your new flavourite…



Monty Bojangles Berry Bubbly Cocoa Dusted Truffles, £4

Once you bite through Monty Bojangle’s unique fruit berry cocoa dusted truffle, a wave of popping candy will explode in your mouth to tickle your taste buds. They recommend crumbling some over chocolate ice cream for an extra delicious treat. 

Available at Fenwick Kingston.




Pana Chocolate in Mint, £3.95 

As well as being raw, organic, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free and with no refined sugars, this Pana chocolate is packed with 60% raw cacoa and pure essential peppermint oil to help boost your energy and improve mental clarity. A chocolate that’s good for you? We'll be stocking up… 

Available at Fenwick Newcastle.



Ocelot in Fig & Orange, £5.50

Ocelot has mixed rich chocolate made from beans in the Eastern Congo with fragrant orange oil and chewy figs to create the ultimate indulgent treat. What’s more, for every 100g of this chocolate sold the brand will plant one cocoa tree in Eastern Congo, meaning you can enjoy a treat while doing your part. It’s a win win.

Available from Fenwick Newcastle.



Simply Chocolate in Yes, You Can Buy Love, £19.95

Get your hands on this mammoth 36-piece bar for an array of chocolate treats including dark chocolate, milk chocolate with liquorice, white chocolate with liquorice, milk chocolate with coconut grains, dark chocolate with almonds, white chocolate with raspberries and liquorice, dark chocolate with coffee and dark chocolate with ground hazelnut; you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

Available at Fenwick Newcastle.

 

Naïve Organic Dark Chocolate with Hops, £4.50 

Finally, a chocolate that children have to keep their hands off. Naïve’s medium roast chocolate is infused with hops and malt in Lithuania, a country known for its unfiltered raw beer. This treat has the bitter notes of the beverage but is balanced with fruity undertones. Just be weary of a chocolate binge – you might be left feeling slightly tipsy…

Available at Fenwick Newcastle.



Les Chocolat Francais in Noir 70% Cocoa, £5.50

This handmade French chocolate is both delicious and striking in equal measures. Made from 100% pure cocoa butter and free of palm oil and preservatives, this intensely dark chocolate is high in quality and taste. Its fun and colourful packaging also makes it an ideal gift for your loved ones. 

Available at Fenwick Newcastle.



The Chocolate Smiths Bizarre, from £3.70

Known for their quirky ‘Bizarre Bars’, The Chocolate Smiths have expanded on their eccentric range of Bacon flavoured chocolate and Festive Cheeseboard chocolate with their limited edition Christmas flavours, which include Trifle, Chrimbo Dinner (described as veggie Christmas dinner in a chocolate bar) and Honey Clementine. 

Available at Fenwick Kingston.



Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé in Matcha Tea, £5.95

Possibly the most beautiful chocolate we’ve ever laid eyes on, this deep olive green Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé bar is more like a work of art. It goes far beyond its unique moulding design, however - this chocolate blends Japanese green tea with white chocolate to create the taste of decadent sweet green tea.

Available at Fenwick Newcastle.

By Hanna Ibraheem