Hearts will Melt…

February 1, 2008

Melt ChocolatesMy husband and I are huge, huge chocolate fans. Every single night after dinner, we bring out our trusty tin of chocolates. We’ve traveled Europe in search of the best chocolate, visiting chocolate shops big and small in Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, Amsterdam, etc. Luckily for us, we have never managed to find anything better than the chocolate from a little shop here in London…

Melt, a chocolate shop on Ledbury Road, is the crème de la crème of chocolate shops, and certainly worth a visit if you’re in town. Melt’s chocolates are hand-made in a small room at the back of the shop by award-winning chocolatiers and chefs. Their bonbons and truffles are divine! You can literally taste every unique ingredient in each of their concoctions. In fact, I’ve never had a chocolate from Melt that wasn’t amazing.

Melt Chocolate ShopThe shop is both trendy and beautiful, and the staff could not be nicer. It is the perfect stop-off during a busy shopping day in Notting Hill. I always go in for “just one” treat (a dark chocolate caramel…mmm), and walk out with a big bag of bonbons!

If you have a chocolate-obsessed child (who is age 6 and up), they have the CUTEST kid’s hour on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. They’ll teach your kids everything they need to know about chocolate, including where the beans come from, how they get to the kitchen, and how the chocolate is melted, etc. They’ll give them a mini-cooking lesson, let them paint their own moulds, and then send them home with a sac filled with chocolate! It could not be any cuter.

I’m trying to figure out just how to convince them that my (nowhere-near-6-year-old) son is just really short for his age… :)


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