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See below for news and events at Alexeeva & Jones in Notting Hill.
  • Easter Drawing Competition!

    March 27, 2017

    We are celebrating Easter with a competition for our young chocolate tasters – the challenge: create a picture on the theme ‘Easter’ to win some delicious Easter chocolates.
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    The entries will be judged by the the special jury who will choose 1 winner and 2 runners-up to receive some delicious chocolate Eggs. The winning entries will also be displayed on our website and Facebook.

    To participate, please note:

    1. Entries are welcome from all participants between the ages of 3-7 years and should be on A4 or A5 paper or card and may use pencils, paints, crayons and/or pastels.
    2. Please mark it with the your name, age and contact details and send it to us by post or email by 10th April 2017.

    The winner and runners-up will be contacted by us and announced on Sunday, 16th April.

    Have fun and good luck!

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  • Mother's Day gifts

    March 1, 2017

    Do you want to show mum how much you love her? Our selections of luxury chocolates are a perfect chocolate gift for her.
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    Shop now and get free delivery after £20.00 orders!

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  • New artisan chocolate selection

    January 23, 2017

    Try our new artisan selection which brings together award winning chocolatiers
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    including Franck Daubos from France, Centho from Belgium, Guido Gobino from Italy, Paul Wayne Gregory and the Alexeeva & Jones house brand - to create a wonderful new selection guaranteed to delight all lovers of fine chocolate.   

    The Selection is available in Dark, Milk and Dark&Milk chocolates. Check it online here

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  • Make it a Christmas to remember!

    December 15, 2016

    Indulge your love of chocolate and make this Christmas extra special for your loved ones
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    with exclusive, luxury handmade chocolates created by leading artisan chocolatiers from the UK and abroad.

    We want to help you with the Christmas presents for the ones you love! We have a selection of beautiful Christmas presents, stocking fillers and hampers for you or you can put together your own selection. Just give us a call or come in to see us at the shop and we'll be delighted to help you put together your own individual presents!

    Last orders for Christmas delivery - Tuesday the 20th of December. Special delivery - Wednesday the 21st of December. 

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  • Autumn Warming Pairing Menu

    October 5, 2016

    Devoted chocoholics and whisky connoisseurs take note! On the 15th of October we are launching our Chocolate and Whisky Pairing Menu.
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    This autumn Alexeeva & Jones is partnering with The Dalmore Whisky to introduce a chocolate and whisky pairing menu. We, with a selection of luxury chocolates from over twenty of the world's best artisan chocolatiers, and the Scottish distillery have created a menu of five drams paired with five chocolates, carefully selected to enhance and compliment each other.

    We wanted to create an exclusive menu for those who enjoy the finer things in life, designed to enthuse both chocolate and whisky fanatics. As the days turn cold, customers are invited to tuck themselves away in the warm and welcoming shop, and follow the tasting notes provided to guide them through five pairings.

    For example,  The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve and Franck Daubos' Raspberry truffle,  Franck Daubos' Raspberry truffle enhances the red fruit aroma of The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve. Tropical fruits, banana toffee and vanilla ice cream are all accentuated in this expression, by Daubos' fruity chocolate.

     

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  • Summer' still here

    August 25, 2016

    Fabulous chocolates for a nice summer evening with your friends - Rum Ganache and Ghana origin ganache with a hint
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    of rosemary on a bed of raspberry - all with a glass of champagne! What can be better? 

    Order our Summer Collection to try this beautiful combination - Rum Ganache with a glass of champagne. Don't forget to share with your family and friends!

    Get free delivery for orders more than £20,00!

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  • Favourites from the best chocolatiers

    June 27, 2016

    The sun is still shining and it's summer, what better excuse to order your favourite box of chocolates and share them with your friends.
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    We have new arrivals from our chocolatiers! Dark chocolate-enrobed slivers of lemon and ginger peel. And of course our favourite fresh silky smooth PRALINES in dark and milk chocolate beautifully finished and dressed in our stylish box. 

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  • New flavours for this summer

    June 1, 2016

    We have new flavours for this summer! Order our new Summer Selection to try them.
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    Our Chocolatiers work hard on the new flavours for this summer. Some of them work only with single origin ganache and the others are concentrating on the flavour and experimenting with the different mix of flavours you would hardly can imagine to mix. It's worth try their new inventions. 

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  • Join our Tasting Club

    April 18, 2016

    We are delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to join our Connoisseur Tasting Club. Each month we’ll send you a carefully selected ultimate assortment of classic truffles, delicate ganaches and beautifully roasted pralines, delicious artisan chocolate bars from all over the world, caramelized hazelnuts and more.
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    It's the ideal way to explore and enjoy our amazing international range of award-winning world-class artisan chocolatiers and be among the first to enjoy exciting new arrivals to the range.  

    Let us know if you have any particular favourites, likes or dislikes and we'll make sure the selections you receive match your personal preferences. Just note your preferences in the message box. 

    If you'd like to take out a membership for someone else, simply complete the delivery name and address section with their details for them to receive a delicious selection every month. If you'd like to send a message, please enter the message details in the message box.

    Find more detail here, give us a call to the shop +44 (0) 207 229 1199 or send us an email to natalia@alexeevajones.com.

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  • Paul Smith Event

    February 12, 2016

    We are so proud to work together with Paul Smith! Join us on Saturday for artisan chocolate tasting by us at Paul Smith Kensington Shop.
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  • Chocolate and Champagne

    December 9, 2015

    Join us for a very Special Chocolate tasting evening at Agent Provocateur, Notting Hill store.
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    With Christmas fast approaching, what better gift than a selection of luxury handmade chocolates and the sensual new collection from Agent Provocateur?

    Join us on Wednesday 9th December and taste a carefully selected assortment of luxury chocolates from some of the world's best artisan chocolatiers, accompanied by champagne cocktails. 

    The event starts at 5.30pm (till around 6.30) and all guests will receive a 10% discount on all purchases made during the evening.

    Spaces are limited and we're sure demand will be high so RSVP to natalia@alexeevajones.com to secure your place.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Battle of the Ganaches

    October 12, 2015

    During chocolate week this October, join us for ‘The International Battle of the Ganaches’ tasting event.
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    All chocaholics are welcome to attend, free of charge, and participate in a delicious tasting after which they will be asked to rate the various chocolates. The winning chocolate will be available at 25% off for the rest of Chocolate Week.

    We will pre-select a short-list of chocolates from our unrivalled selection of over 20 of the world's best artisans, from every corner of the globe including the UK, Europe, Africa, North America and South America.

    Attendees will also be granted a 10% discount across the range on the night, so it is an opportunity to stock up the chocolate stash!
     
    The event takes place on Monday 12th October from 6.30pm-7.30pm. It's free to attend but to book your place please call 0207 229 1199.
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  • 5 baking tips for the best chocolate brownies

    August 5, 2015

    Inspired to make your own homemade treats? Check an easy recipe for brownies from Alexeeva & Jones, along with our expert advice on how to make sure they’re gooey and delicious
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    1. Brownies don't require that many ingredients so the star of the show - the chocolate - needs to be good! Use the best quality chocolate.

    2. Bring your ingredients to room temperature before starting to cook. They will combine much better that way.

    3. Melt the chocolate and butter slowly otherwise you burn out some of the delicate flavours of the chocolate, and the eggs can start to scramble.

    4. Don't under-bake your brownies. The sought-after 'gooey-ness' will come from the mixture being right, not from taking them out of the oven early.

    5. Leave the brownies to cool properly as they then come out of the baking tray more easily and neatly, if you can resist! They can be re-heated in 15 seconds in a microwave, or you can add a hot chocolate sauce! This goes well with cold ice-cream - we recommend the Purbeck Vanilla Bean.

    Read the full recipe here - http://www.theresident.co.uk/food-drink-london/recipes/chocolate-brownies-baking-tips/

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  • Here’s an event for all fine chocolate enthusiasts

    July 7, 2015

    We are very pleased to welcome Martin Christy who will be with us for a special event on Thursday July 16th.
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    Martin is a leading voice in the fine chocolate industry, passionate about the promotion and preservation of fine chocolate and cacao and with 20 years' experience as an expert in tasting and promoting fine chocolate.

    Martin has travelled extensively visiting cacao plantations, networking with the world's top cacao and chocolate producers and actively supporting those who grow or work with fine cacao.  He is also Judging Director of the International Chocolate Awards, which he founded in the UK with Kate Johns of Chocolate Week.

    He co-created the Chocolate Tasting Certificate Course, the first such course in the world, which teaches people the skills to recognise and truly appreciate fine chocolate.

    Come and join us with Martin for an evening of chocolate exploration. Using fun and innovative sensory games, Martin will share with you the depth of his chocolate knowledge, sharing tips and introducing you to new ways to enjoy fine chocolate.

    There will be a welcome drink awaiting you from 6.00pm with the tasting event itself starting at 6.30 sharp and running to around 7.30.

    Entry to the event is complimentary and there will be a 10% discount off all purchases made during the evening. As you know space at the Alexeeva & Jones boutique is limited and we're sure demand will be high, so RSVP to natalia@alexeevajones.com to secure your place.

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  • Summer's here

    June 11, 2015

    Fabulous chocolates for a nice summer evening with your freinds - Rum Ganache and Ghana origin ganache with a hint
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    of rosemary on a bed of raspberry - all with a glass of champagne! What can be better? 

    Come to the shop to try the beautiful combination - Rum Ganache with a glass of champagne. Don't forget, now we are open on Mondays.

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  • Chocolate Tasting with Lauden

    May 21, 2015

    Join us on Thursday, May 21 for a great chance to meet Sun and Stephen the famous chocolatiers, discover more about Lauden chocolate making philosophy and try for yourself the unique and exciting new development.
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    There will be a welcome drink awaiting you from 6.00pm with the tasting event itself starting at 6.30 and running to around 7.30.

    Entry to the event is complimentary and of course there will be a 10% discount off all purchases made during the evening. As you know space at the Alexeeva & Jones boutique is limited and we're sure demand will be high, so RSVP to natalia@alexeevajones.com to secure your place.

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  • New flavours for this summer

    May 12, 2015

    We have new flavours for this summer! Come to the shop to try them or order online our new Summer Selection.
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    Our Belgian Chocolatier Geert Decoster worked hard on the new flavours for this summer. He works only with single origin ganache and it's worth to come and try his new invention: 

    Summer -  Ghana origin ganache with a hint of rosemary on a bed of raspberry

    and Samba -  A fruity tea infused with Grenada origin on a layer of 'wild rose' conserve.

    We hope you will enjoy it.

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  • The Italian job

    April 23, 2015

    On Thursday evening we are going to enjoy Guido Gobino chocolates directly from Italy!
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    This is a great opportunity to find out everything there is to know about the range of Italian famous chocolate maker - Guido Gobino. 

    Guido Gobino has been a hugely popular range since we introduced it to our shop in May 2013. Based in Turin, their range is inspired by local ingredients and traditional artisanal methods of production.

    The town of Turin has long been revered for the flavourful hazelnuts that grow in the area and the speciality that they are used to produce - gianduja, a smooth hazelnut and chocolate praline which melts as soon as it hits the tongue. Trained and guided by his father who managed the company before him, Guido Gobino is a true specialist in gianduja and works hard to preserve the traditional regional recipes as well as creating new innovations in flavour and texture, such as the Sea Salt & Olive Oil Cremini. As well as creating gianduja, Guido also makes his base chocolate from the cocoa bean itself, which gives his chocolates a truly distinctive set of flavour notes.

    The tasting event is starting at 6.30 and running to around 7.30. Entry to the event is complimentary and of course there will be a 10% discount off all purchases made during the evening. As you know space at the Alexeeva & Jones boutique is limited and we're sure demand will be high, so RSVP to natalia@alexeevajones.com to secure your place.

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  • Chocolate evening with Damian Allsop

    March 26, 2015

    Join us for an informal festive tasting of Damian Allsop renowned Water Ganache Chocolates range
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    This is a rare opportunity to meet one of the most innovative chocolatiers on the planet and indulge in a little Chocolate Therapy - all in the relaxed and elegant surroundings of London's newest chocolate boutique; and entry to the event is free.

    With more than twenty years experience working as a pastry chef in Michelin-starred kitchens, Damian is an expert in all things chocolate.  

    By removing the cream and butter from the classic ganache recipe and replacing it with locally sourced spring water, Damian's ganache is both more intense and brings out the exact flavour of the chocolate used.  At the same time the 'mouth feel' is exceptionally smooth, leaving a clean, fresh sensation.

    We'll be starting at 6.30 and the event will run to 7.30. RSVP by email to natalia@alexeevajones.com or by phone to the shop on 020 7229 1199.

     

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  • New Sea-Water Ganache

    March 2, 2015

    We are delighted to announce the arrival of famous chocolatier Damian Allsop’s new sea-water ganaches, in-store and at alexeevajones.com.
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    The new ganaches, available exclusively through Alexeeva & Jones in the UK, are made with filtered Spanish Seawater. 

    Allsop has earned himself a reputation as one of the world's very best chocolatiers, now creating delicious masterpieces in his kitchen in Catalunya, Spain to where he recently relocated. Having experimented with removing the cream and butter from a classic ganache recipe and replacing it with water, he discovered how he could intensify the flavours of chocolate dramatically. Having established himself as the inventor of the water ganache, which he previously used spring water to create, he has now developed a new sea-water ganache, the like of which has , never been done before.

    Damian has been referred to as the 'Merlin' of the chocolate world, coaxing flavours out of chocolate that were never thought to be possible. The new sea-water ganaches mark yet another break-through in chocolate making, and deliver a fresh, light, pure tasting chocolate quite unlike any other.

    Come to the shop or order online here.

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  • Valentine’s Day Tasting Event

    February 12, 2015

    Join us for a relaxed tasting evening combined with as much help as you need choosing the ideal Valentine’s day gift
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    For a real chocolate aficionado, nothing beats a set of some of the best artisan chocolate bars from some of the most renowned chocolate makers in the world.

    Or you could relive the romance of one of your favourite places with help from a beautiful chocolate selection from France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium - or even the UK!

    You could treat your partner to a romantic private chocolate tasting event, pairing world class chocolates with the various expressions of our fine whisky partner The Dalmore.

    Honestly we understand you probably don't need very much help to decide what's needed, but it is an ideal excuse to indulge in a little chocolate therapy and make sure you're not missing the ideal Valentine day's gift.   

    We'd love to see you, there will be a welcome drink awaiting you from 6.00pm and the tasting event itself will start at 6.30, running to around 7.30.

    Entry to the event is complimentary and of course there will be a 10% discount off all purchases made during the evening.

    As you know space at the Alexeeva & Jones boutique is limited and we're sure demand will be high, so RSVP to natalia@alexeevajones.com to secure your place.

     

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  • New artisan chocolate selection

    January 23, 2015

    Try our new artisan selection which brings together award winning chocolatiers from the different countries
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    including Franck Daubos from France, Beschle from Switzerland, Centho from Belgium, Guido Gobino from Italy, Paul Wayne Gregory and the Alexeeva & Jones house brand - to create a wonderful new selection guaranteed to delight all lovers of fine chocolate.   

    The Selection is available in Dark, Milk and Dark&Milk chocolates. Check it online here

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  • Winter Warming Pairing Menu

    November 27, 2014

    Devoted chocoholics and whisky connoisseurs take note! On the 27th of November we are launching our Chocolate and Whisky Pairing Menu.
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    This winter Alexeeva & Jones is partnering with The Dalmore Whisky to introduce a chocolate and whisky pairing menu. We, with a selection of luxury chocolates from over twenty of the world's best artisan chocolatiers, and the Scottish distillery have created a menu of five drams paired with five chocolates, carefully selected to enhance and compliment each other. The new menu will be available at Alexeeva & Jones from the day after St Andrew's Day (1 December) for the duration of the winter. 

    We wanted to create an exclusive menu for those who enjoy the finer things in life, designed to enthuse both chocolate and whisky fanatics. As the days turn cold, customers are invited to tuck themselves away in the warm and welcoming shop, and follow the tasting notes provided to guide them through five pairings.

    For example,  The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve and Franck Daubos' Raspberry truffle,  Franck Daubos' Raspberry truffle enhances the red fruit aroma of The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve. Tropical fruits, banana toffee and vanilla ice cream are all accentuated in this expression, by Daubos' fruity chocolate.

    The event starts at 6.30 and runs to around 7.30pm. It's a free event and we expect high demand for the limited places. So RSVP in good time please to natalia@alexeevajones.com or by phone 020 7229 1199. 

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  • An Evening with Bertil Akesson

    October 16, 2014

    We are delighted to invite you to the meet Bertil Akesson - one of the world’s best bean-to-bar producers. 6.30pm-7.30pm
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    This will be a rare opportunity to meet Bertil Akesson, founder of Akesson's, who will speak about his experiences as a bean-to-bar chocolate producer and to taste some of his highly-awarded chocolate bar range.

    Akesson will talk about how he carefully chooses the varieties of cocoa used in each bar and pairs with ingredients cultivated in the same plantations. Guests will also participate in a tasting trying 5 of Akesson's bars.

    As one of the most successful fine cocoa-producing plantation owners, Bertil Åkesson of Åkesson's Fine Foods oversees the entire process of making chocolate from the cocoa bean to chocolate bar, which allows him to create a very distinctive style of chocolate. Join us to hear about Bertil's approach to the world of cocoa and sample some of his stunning chocolate bars from Madagascar, Brazil and Bali. 

    Check Akesson's products on-line here Tickets must be reserved, but there is no cost, by emailing natalia@alexeevajones.com or calling +44 (0) 207 229 1199.

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  • Chocolate Hampers

    September 30, 2014

    With Christmas rapidly approaching, what could be a more perfect gift than a hand picked chocolate hamper full of luxury naughtiness?
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    There is something for everyone here, whether you prefer vegan, fairtrade, sugar free, or simply colourful, rich and intense chocolate, these three women have it covered! With three very unique hampers to choose from, there is sure to be one that suits your taste, or to make the perfect gift for that special someone in your life.

    This Christmas Alexeeva & Jones has partnered with three local ladies, Sophie Conran, Bec Astley Clarke and Nikki Tibbles, each of whom have created their own hamper. On sale from Chocolate Week on 13th October, 10% of the proceeds from each of the deliciously decadent hampers will be donated to the Rugby Portobello Trust, a charity that helps local young people to build their community by providing facilities, skills, activities and guidance to support and develop them to reach their potential and become healthy, happy and productive adults.

    Mark Simms, CEO, of The Rugby Portobello Trust says, 'We are thrilled that Alexeeva & Jones and this trio of ladies from the Portobello neck of the woods have decided to support us with this initiative. The project beautifully illustrates what a vibrant and exciting place Notting Hill is to be, with so much to offer. I am sure that they will raise much-needed funds for our charity to continue its work in the local community'.

    For more information contact us by email to  natalia@alexeevajones.com  or by phone to the shop on 020 7229 1199. 

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  • The Battle of the Sea Salt Caramels

    September 18, 2014

    Join us on Thursday September 18th when we pitch our range of Sea Salt Caramels one against the other.
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    Obviously it will be a fairly tough and arduous undertaking to decide which is the best Sea Salt Caramel from our range of outstanding examples of the flavour of the moment. But we're confident that with your help we can do it.

    As if testing the range of Sea Salt Caramels weren't enough, it's also a chance to meet Maria Veresova who joined us this week to manage the boutique.  

    We'll be starting at 6.30 and the event will run to 7.30.

    RSVP by email to natalia@alexeevajones.com or by phone to the shop on 020 7229 1199.

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  • Vogue loves Alexeeva&Jones

    August 1, 2014

    A great end to the week - Vogue has checked out Alexeeva&Jones and they loved it as much as we do!
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  • Favourites from France

    July 26, 2014

    The sun is shining and it's Friday, what better excuse to come to Alexeeva & Jones for a glass of champagne and some chocolates!
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    We have new arrivals from our famous French chocolatier - Franck Dabous! Dark chocolate-enrobed slivers of candied orange, lemon and ginger peel. And of course our favourite caramelized almonds enrobed in dark Grenadan chocolate and rolled in icing sugar. 

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  • New arrival

    July 7, 2014

    We have a new arrival - wonderful bars from the famous chocolatier Duffy. International chocolate Awards winner!
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    Discover single origin artisan chocolate bars made from cacao sourced from different regions all over the world.

    Duffy has total control of the roasting and processing of the cocoa beans as they do it all ourselves in Lincolnshire. Sensitive and delicate control can deliver the complex currant and tangy orange notes of the Honduras Indio Rojo (Academy of Chocolate "Golden Bean" award, 2011) or the nut and raspberry notes of the Venezuela Ocumare 72%.

    Visit our shop to try these luxury chocolate bars. 

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  • Discover the secrets of ganache

    June 12, 2014

    With the launch of our new truffles from France, we now have probably the best range of highest quality chocolates available anywhere – certainly in London, maybe the world!
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    June 12th  at 6.30pm we are offering you the chance to sample some of this fabulous range along with our team experts - Helen and Kelda.

    Discover the secrets of the ganache, find out a difference between French, Belgian, Swiss and British ganache - and treat yourself to a taste of some of the very best chocolate in the world.

    RSVP by email, or if you prefer by phone to the shop on 0207 229 1199.  We look forward to seeing you.

     

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