Chocolate Week

Chocolate Week (10 and 16 October 2016), the UK’s biggest celebration of chocolate, returns next month for the 12th consecutive year. Great news! Chocolate is really good for you.

  1. Chocolate is good for your skin: It’s true. Dark chocolate is good for your skin because cocoa is full of antioxidants called flavonoids which can also protect against sun damage.

  2. Chocolate reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks: Cocoa has anti-clogging and blood thinning properties which are thought to improve blood flow and circulation

  3. Chocolate improves vision: Chocolate is also believed to improve your vision due to increased blood flow to the retina.  

  4. Chocolate is full of minerals: Cocoa has an abundance of minerals, from iron and magnesium to phosphorous and zinc.

  5. Chocolate makes you feel good: It contains a phenylethylamine (PEA) which is the same chemical our brain releases when we fall in love. Are you convinced now?

If you are in London over Chocolate Week, head over to the Chocolate Show at Olympia London exhibition centre.

Enjoy hands on workshops, celebrity demonstrations, tasting sessions and more. There will also be a fashion show every day, bringing together the best of chocolatiers and designers to showcase magnificent dresses made out of chocolate.

The City Continental Kensington – London, located within walking distance from Olympia London offers the perfect base for exploring chocolate from every part of London!


Travelling to York? Then you can indulge with the Hotel Indigo York’s Chocolate package, located in the heart of the chocolate making empire.

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