Here at Cocoa Runners, we know there is only one thing better than curling up with a good book, and that’s curling up with a good book and an amazing bar of chocolate. So we’ve joined forces with Pushkin Press to create the perfect series of gifts for book-worms and chocolate-lovers alike.
The Pushkin Collection is a beautifully designed, wide-ranging series of 20th century classics from around the world. The collection invites English-speaking readers to discover – or rediscover – authors from across the globe. The elegant series style, designed by David Pearson and Clare Skeats, is a beautifully crafted arrangement of the modern and traditional.
Each pairing has been lovingly crafted – with a book to be enjoyed forever, and one bar (or two!) that might not last quite as long…
…tells the tale of a taxi-driver in 1930’s Vienna, who impersonates a murder-victim with sinister consequences.
Zotter ‘For Those in Love’ is a selection of two smaller bars. One 60% single origin dark chocolate from Ecuador, which is slightly sweet with an intense chocolatey flavour. The second is made with a finely ground dried raspberry powder. The result is something deliciously fruity, sweet and beautifully deep pink in colour. Two entirely different, but beautifully complimentary bars.
…is a selection of Antal Szerb’s stories and novellas. Set first in a quasi-mythical past and then in the London and Paris of the Thirties, they provide an exhilarating guide to the writer’s development, from precocious beginnings to a masterful maturity.
In these unforgettable tales, Szerb displays his irrepressible love of life and the gentle irony that became his hallmark.
This book comes with two full-sized Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé ‘Kardamom 77%’ – a beautiful chocolate that looks almost as good as it tastes. Made with organic cane sugar and added cardamom for a wonderfully deep and gently spicy flavour.
…by Machi Tawara took the world by storm when it was first released, and has become something of a cult classic. It is written in Tanka poetry, and although light and accessible, Machi received multiple awards and international recognition for her writing. It is a book about the small events in life, and is as perfectly humorous as it is wonderfully touching.
This book comes with a full-sized bar of Jordi’s ‘Matcha’ – an unusual white chocolate made with Japanese green Matcha tea powder.
…by Paul Fournel takes a wry, affectionate look at the world of publishing, books and authors, and is a funny, moving story about the passing of the old and the excitement of the new.
This book comes with a full-sized Pralus ‘Melissa Milk 45%’ – A bar with a wonderful creamy and chocolatey flavour, and hints of banana, caramel and honey.