High up above a chocolate shop, just off Carnaby Street in London, there is a secret room. And on Saturday, a group of bloggers met up to indulge in what can only be described as a little piece of chocolate heaven. Choccywoccydoodah, the famed Brighton chocolaterie, has opened a shop in London, and my oh my, is it ever amazing?! Based over three floors, if you’re a chocolate lover, this, my friends, is your very own Mecca.
We met up in the ground floor shop on Saturday afternoon, had a bit of a mingle, ogled the incredible things made in chocolate (from dainty florentines to kitsch puppies and kittens, complete with glitter dusting) and tasted samples of the moistest, richest cake, before being ushered upstairs, through a bustling tea room, and up to a fairly unassuming door. We all filed on through to what can only be described as some kind of Wonderland-Country Garden hybrid. And there, in the middle, was a table laden with a vast array of chocolatey treats.
There were slabs of cake, ice cream, chocolate fondue, with a choice of fruit, sweets or biscuits to dunk into velvety, molten chocolate, enormous glasses filled with sweets and bowls of chocolate chips. All for the taking.
The entire room has been carpeted with an artificial lawn, complimented with plastic plants and silk flowers. Friendly little bunnies peer out from between the pretend plants.
Nope, your eyes are not deceiving you, there is indeed a fake sheep in the secret room. Baa!
We laughed and chatted and nibbled and drank for two hours. Women of all ages, from different walks of life all united by chocolate and blogging. It was a truly lovely way to spend an afternoon, and our hostess at Choccywoccydoodah (who’s name, I think, was Laura) made us feel so welcome and like nothing was too much trouble. She rallied around topping up glasses of cava and taking orders for hot chocolate.
Look at all these beautiful ladies. I loved catching up with people I’ve met before as well as meeting new people.
If you ever find yourself wandering around Soho, I can’t recommend a trip to Choccywoccydoodah highly enough. Go to the tearoom, and treat yourself to a slab of cake and a hot chocolate – you won’t regret it! If you want to explore the secret room, details of that can be found here.
Nothing to disclose here. We all paid to come to the secret room, and a splendid time was had by all.