Some Like It Hot!

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A thing of abstract beauty

Following on from the slightly oversweet, but churros-perfect hot chocolate experience in Madrid, I thought I’d try out one of London’s best.

The wonderful chocolate aroma that hit me the minute I walked in transported me to a sunlit heaven.

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The chocolates here at Paul A Young are all made on site, in the kitchen at each shop.  I could hear them working away downstairs while I browsed the overwhelming selection of chocolates upstairs.  So hard to decide…

I tried some of the samples to aid the decision…

Then I made my choice

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and I bought a cup of hot chocolate too.

There is no cafe here, so it’s back outside to enjoy the warming drink.  It was perfect! It had a real chocolate flavour, aromatic, with a hint of bitterness and not too much sugar. They also have a small selection of spices that you can add to suit your personal taste.  As a first-timer, I took mine naked, but I shall be back and will be probably be tempted to add a smidgen of chilli.

There are currently four Paul A Young locations in London.  I visited the Soho store, at 143 Wardour Street.  They change the chocolate flavours regularly, so there will be plenty of excuses to return or to try the other outposts.

Mmmm!

27 thoughts on “Some Like It Hot!

  1. Can’t get any sweeter 🙂 I love it Debbie, and I believe Suzanne will too. I like the way your mind works, and isn’t that the point to go out of one’s usual ways…

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