Just a quick one here. Delighted to learn that Julia Wenlock, whose TootSweets chocolate evening I wrote about just before Easter, has won a major, and highly coveted, national award. We should all be so proud of Julia - and hotfooting it to the market to buy her chocs.
The Award was presented by the Academy of Chocolate, founded by leading chocolate professionals with the purpose of promoting greater awareness of real chocolate in its unadulterated form. The ceremony took place at Fortnum & Masons, and Julia received the Silver Award for handmade Salted Caramels in the Best Filled Chocolate category before an audience of key movers and shakers from the world of fine chocolate.
There is no surprise on my part about this award. Two chocolates above all others stood on Julia’s chocolate evening. Her lavender-filled chocolates, using lavender from a farm near Newport, were sensational. But her salted caramels were without doubt the most eatable chocolates so far in my long love affair with chocolate.