Oysters at Hix Oyster & Chop House

Aw Shucks The Best Dressed Irish Oyster 2017

Whether you love or hate them, is there any food more Valentine’s than oysters? Oysters have a reputation as aphrodisiacs – Casanova used to eat 50 a day – rather excessive but what can you expect from a casanova? Scientific research actually supports the claim with a respected study showing that oyster consumption triggers the release of increased levels of sex hormones in males and females. That aside … Continue reading Aw Shucks The Best Dressed Irish Oyster 2017

Dervishly Delicious Cocoa Hernando Damascan Rose Chocolate

Cocoa Hernando make gourmet chocolate bars inspired by their globetrotting travels. The latest flavour in the range is Syria, a rose dark chocolate. I’m a rose fiend so when I heard about this new bar I had to try it. The tale behind this bar is a visit to Damascus where a confectionery stall holder was handing out rose petal sweets and shared tales of the … Continue reading Dervishly Delicious Cocoa Hernando Damascan Rose Chocolate

Cocoa Hernando Chocolate Discoveries

It seems chocolate inspired by travel with retro vintage look wrapper designs are the latest choco trend. Fine by me. Cocoa Hernando is the newest kid on the gourmet chocolate block with four bars based on recent exotic journeys by the founder. I tried India and Himalaya and they were rather tasty with the flavours well balanced and melding in a moreish way.  Available at http://www.cocoahernando.comContinue reading Cocoa Hernando Chocolate Discoveries

Cocomaya Mumbai chocolate bar

Around The World in Chocolate Bars – Liquorice & Hemp or Curry Chocolate anyone?

I spotted these in the chocolate room at Liberty. Are they not the most delightfully packaged chocolate bars? I love the vintage postcard design and theme of this limited edition collection from chocolatiers Cocomaya. The set of ‘Around the world’ chocolate bars have flavours inspired by various cities to let your tastebuds travel via the medium of chocolate. So they look great, how do they taste? I decided … Continue reading Around The World in Chocolate Bars – Liquorice & Hemp or Curry Chocolate anyone?