AFTERNOON TEA & HIGH TEA

Did you know? Afternoon Tea is such a quintessentially British ritual. Legend has it that this custom goes back to the mid 1800’s, to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. It was customary in the early 19th century to eat only two meals a day and dinner tended to be quite...

Press Release 2016

The Winelands Chocolate Festival at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate The second Winelands Chocolate Festival takes place at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on 20th and 21st of August 2016. This year’s festival is beautifully laid out on the expansive Blaauwklippen...

Winelands Chocolate Festival – that’s a wrap

Cape Town, 29 July 2015:   Blue skies and two perfect and sunny winter days made South Africa’s first-ever gourmet chocolate festival even more special. The Winelands Chocolate Festival took place at Lourensford Wine Estate in the Helderberg on Saturday 25 and Sunday...

Sonja Beutes Special Occasion Cake Maker

South Africa is home to a large number of talented people who have channelled their creativity into the making of glamorous and gorgeous signature cakes for special occasions. These days, chocolate cake is often the preferred cake at weddings – even though the...

Mini cranberry, orange and chocolate pavlovas

  Cakes, confectionery, pastries and desserts; fondant and sugar art – are all important members of the chocolate industry – because although chocolate is just one of the many ingredients these chefs use, it is the one ingredient that no well-rounded menu or...

Drinking Chocolate

Drinking chocolate was around for many more years before eating chocolate arrived on the scene. It was never called drinking chocolate, just ‘chocolate’, because eating chocolate had not yet been developed. The early Olmecs, Mayans and Aztecs treasured cacao as a...

Honest Chocolate Café

Honest Artisan Chocolate has recently opened their new ‘Honest Chocolate Café in 64a Wale Street Cape Town! For breakfast you can order a flat white locally roasted coffee plus a fresh-out-of-the-oven vegan croissant or a chocolate-centred bran muffin. It is open from...