THE sweet smell of spring is in the air – because, to celebrate Easter, The Swan Hotel in Kineton is hosting a charity Chocolate Tasting Afternoon.
The event, on Sunday, April 14th, will be presented by Henley Chocolates founder Sally Daniels, who will talk about the history of chocolate followed by a chocolate-making demonstration and even the chance to taste.
The self-taught chocolatier’s business grew from humble beginnings, making a few truffles in her kitchen, to her current artisan shop and workshop at Yew Tree Farm Craft Centre in Henley-in-Arden where customers can watch their chocolates being made. She also runs chocolate-making workshops.
The chocolates are all handmade by Sally and her team using sustainable ingredients purchased where possible from small local producers.
Proceeds from the event, as well as a raffle on the day, will go to Friends of Kineton Primary School.
Sally said: “I am super excited to be supporting such a great cause. At Henley Chocolates we are passionate about hand crafting delicious artisan chocolate from real sustainable ingredients and looking after the people and environment around us.
“We also believe in having fun and so as a mum it is great to have the opportunity to contribute to the amazing work of The Friends of Kineton Primary School- not only assisting with purchasing educational materials but also helping to fund extra-curricular fun activities for the children.
“I really enjoy sharing my knowledge of chocolate with others, enabling them to discover fantastic flavours and maybe even inspiring them to have a go at chocolate-making in the future.
“The afternoon will be a celebration of all things chocolate, from its fun playful nature to the serious world of award-winning truffle making.”
The talk and demonstration start at 2pm and there will also be the opportunity to buy chocolates at the end.
Tickets cost £10 and include a welcome glass of prosecco and nibbles. They are available behind the bar at The Swan or by calling 01926 640664.
The Swan www.theswankineton.co.uk
Henley Chocolates www.henleychocolates.co.uk