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LPT has had a great year at York Food and Drink Festival

posted Sep 26, 2010, 3:07 PM by Sophie Jewett   [ updated Sep 26, 2010, 3:51 PM ]
Well, the festival is finally over, and it's always a sad time for us, we've been doing so many wonderful events and met so many lovely chocolate lovers it's a shame it's had to come to an end. This last week we've been busy making and selling our Autumnal chocolate range complete with Ginger Parkin, Apple Crumble, Apple & Bramble as well as Blackcurrant & Lavender and our latest addition - Yorkshire Rose a rose water flavoured ganache with a soft gentle piece of Rose Petal Jelly hand made by our friend Clare at Grace - she uses fresh rose petals from her own garden in York to create a wonderful delicate fragrant flavour. We're so excited by this addition to the collection we are certain it's going to be with us for a while - or at least as long as the rose petal jelly lasts for this season at least.

We would love to thank lots of people for their help putting together a fantastic program for this year's festival, we had some wonderful chocolate demonstrations throughout the festival we'd like to thank the following chocolate lovers for their assistance: The Minister for Chocolate joined us for a fantastic fair trade chocolate tasting, Phil Hindmarch from The Grange made the most amazing chocolate soufflé, York Castle Museum shared a secret historic recipe for chocolate wine, Go Choc Chick shared her great new home chocolate making kits with us, Duffy Sheardown showed off his bean to bar chocolates from his factory in Cleethorpes, Fiona Sciolti gave a great insight into her botanical creations, Pivni shared their love of beers with a special chocolate and beer matching, Nestle joined us to celebrate Kit Kat's 75th birthday by making them live on stage, and finally Keith Miller from The Cooking Rooms opened up the savoury side of chocolate.

What an amazing 10 days, thank you to everyone who took part, attended and indulged in chocolate!