In collaboration with our friends at Cocoa Encounters, we are delighted to present the Craft Chocolate Book Club.
It’s a compelling new format for pairing the world’s best chocolate with the some of the greatest writing around.
How does it work? How do you get involved?
Read on to find out!
Our Current Pairings
Here are the pairings that we’ve already collaborated on.
Follow the links to get the chocolate, and the accompanying tasting videos.
And stay tuned for more pairings to come!
‘The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle’ by Matt Cain
This life affirming novel by Matt Cain paired beautifully with a selection of bars which helped give a sense of place and meaning.
The tasting kit includes a diverse range of chocolate types and flavour experiences, and will help you have an even deeper connection with the colour characters of the novel.
‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens
This beloved classic novel gives us a story we’re all familiar with, but by tasting chocolate paired with its themes, we can learn even more about it.
The tasting kit includes a diverse range of chocolate types, connecting us with the past, present, and future.
Pairing Craft Chocolate with Books
On the surface, you might wonder how on Earth books and chocolate could have a relationship.
Sure, we might enjoy a nibble of our favourite chocolate while curled up with a good book – but what else is there to it? Well, it turns out the relationship can be much deeper and more rewarding than you might expect.
The key themes of a story, its setting, the attributes of its characters; all of these present routes for connecting to chocolate. And craft chocolate, with its myriad of flavour and texture dimensions, provides a diverse world within which to make those connections.
With a good book and chocolate pairing, you read and talk about the book, you taste and talk about the chocolate. Crucially, by bringing the two together, you can explore the intricacies of each, furthering your discussion and understanding of both.Kathryn Laverack
In our new book club, our hosts, Kathryn and Cat, will read a book with you each month, and pick a selection of superb craft chocolate from our library to form these unexpected literary pairings. Let them explain more:
Meet the Hosts
How does it work?
– Sign up to our book club mailing list.
– We’ll keep you informed with the upcoming book, and which bars we’ll be tasting.
– Once it’s available, buy the carefully curated box.
– We’ll send you the link to the monthly discussion video, where you can taste and read along with the hosts.
Ready to get started on this adventure?
If you want more information about the Craft Chocolate Book Club, and want to keep up-to-date with new pairings and tastings, register your interest by clicking below and joining our mailing list.
We’ll let you know when the next book is coming up, and share the link to the bars, and the tasting videos.