During the Easter Break I googled chocolate related things, as you do, to find that London had its very own Chocolate Museum in Brixton. Their drop-in workshops were immediately added to my bucket list.
For £9.50 per child or £12 per adult, you could also take part in a drop-in workshop. What exactly happens at this workshop you ask? Well, you’re not alone as their website doesn’t clear things up. http://www.thechocolatemuseum.co.uk/dropin-workshops
Expect to make chocolate truffles and lollipops (as you can see from the photos I was evidently born to be a chocolatier). You too can bring home delicious creations if you haven’t eaten half the ingredients (which I would say was the highlight of the day).
If these series of snaps stolen from my Snapchat story haven’t explained anything, let’s take it from the top. Now to clear things up, you’re not actually making chocolate, you’re more chocolate shaping them.
On the day you’ll be given a set of instructions and asked whether you want white/milk truffle and white/milk chocolate. Rolling the truffle into balls, expect to then coat them in melted chocolate of your choice. You are also given a selection of things such as flakes, 100s &1000s and sprinkles to jazz up your creations (some at an additional cost). The remaining melted chocolate can then become a giant lollipop!
Is it worth the money and the time?
- It’s a fun experience to take the kids to or an interesting activity to do with a friend.
- I ate most of my ingredients, the chocolate tastes really nice, whatever you end up making tastes really good.
- Although the website says a session is 30mins long, we ended up being there for 1hour and 30mins. (Tip: they have upstairs and downstairs seating, don’t sit downstairs where no one can see you.)
- You get to wrap your creations, this can be a really nice personal gift for someone.
Would I do it again? Maybe if the sessions were actually 30minutes then yes. I must say their chocolate tasted pretty damn good.