Are you are “Milk Tray” man
or a “Black Magic” kind of gal??
Or can you just simply not resist the call of
a Bounty Bar or your favourite chocolate chip
cookies? Do you love your Yorkie bars or is it
a luxurious Thorntons Continental gift boxes
that takes your fancy? This month on the in-the-spirit,
we didn’t take a lot of persuading to have
a chocolate theme!! Much research has been done
- oh its such a tough job!! – with the
sole purpose of ensuring we can bring you the
latest in chocolate inspired cocktails!!
But first - useless but fascinating
facts for chocoholics …
Did you know … the UK is second only to Switzerland
in consumption of chocolate? Each person in the
UK consumes an average of 13.7 kg per year!!
Did you know … in the UK, we spent just under £4
billion on chocolate in the year 2000?
Did you know … 47 Kit Kats are eaten per
second in the UK?
Did you know … nearly 16,000 Smarties are
eaten every minute in the UK?
Did you know … if a year’s production
of After Eight was laid flat, it would cover an
area equivalent to 328 football pitches?
And finally … did you know … Cadbury’s
produce an amazing 370 million Crème Eggs
higher level of cocoa solids which gives it a
much stronger flavour. Milk chocolate is the
preferred choice in the UK, while the Americans
favour dark chocolate with the smoky flavours
of cocoa beans from South America. Another important
difference between the recipes for continental
and UK chocolates is the kind of milk used. Continental
manufacturers used dried milk powder – often
mixed with whey powder while in the UK the very
best milk chocolate is made with fresh milk.
And so … to the most important bit!! Please
see below for the latest additions to our cocktail
directory – all inspired by our love of