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Living in a Box

warns Iain Ball “You need help,” suggests a curly-haired man in a bright blue shirt, suddenly appearing from behind a shiny Ice Master Gold…

A Shed-Load of Beer

How the landlord of a local pub helped us create our astonishingly tasty and completely original Cocoa Beer. In his shed. The LANDLORD –…

Living in a Box

There is such a thing as free chocolate, discovers Iain Ball Zoe returns from the kitchen with a look: We’ve run out of chocolate….

The Island Growers

Seven years ago, Saint Lucia’s cocoa industry was close to extinction. Now, Saint Lucian farmers working with Hotel Chocolat grow some of the world’s most celebrated…

Living in a Box

You can be a better person. Or you can just give them chocolate, reports Iain Ball. I get home to find a big box…

His Nibs

They call him the ‘unsung hero’ of modern British cuisine. Meet Chef Jon Bentham, the man behind the menu at Hotel Chocolat’s new cocoa…

Living in a Box

Chocolate may not be an aphrodisiac. But it helps, discovers editor Iain Ball I’ve been glancing at her. She’s been glancing at me. At…

From Plantation to Plate

The story of Rabot 1745, our new restaurant in the heart of London’s food-obsessed Borough Market, is the story of the cocoa bean. It…