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SEEN Loves: Jaz and Jul’s Chocolate House

SEEN had a high old time celebrating with ethical choclatiers Jaz and Juls at their warm and cosy Chocolate House in Chapel Market, Islington at the beginning of this month. Located at the far end of the market (from Angel tube), SEEN can tell you that it is a very welcome destination in the colder weather.

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SEEN had a high old time celebrating with ethical choclatiers Jaz and Juls at their warm and cosy Chocolate House in Chapel Market, Islington at the beginning of this month. Located at the far end of the market (from Angel tube), SEEN can tell you that it is a very welcome destination in the colder weather.

I ordered Mintchievous hot chocolate with rum (and almond milk) whilst my guest ordered Chilli con Choccy (perfect if you have a winter virus). They were delicious and, refreshingly for this drinker, not too sweet. The service was as warming as the beverages. We sipped and chatted to co-founder Jasmine Kershaw who told us that their own brand of hot chocolate is now served in 150 cafés. The Chocolate House occupies a light and airy two-storey building with space in the basement for ‘dating and tasting’ workshops, bringing a sweet flavour to the potentially stressful dating scenario.

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SEEN noted the varieties of hot chocolate available: Cinnamon Rose (like Turkish Delight); Chilli con Choccy; Gingerbread Man!; Masala Mojo (spicy chai); Mintchievous; Raspberry Dream; Caralimelicious; Orangeytang and Quite White. I purchased three sample packs to take away. We also tried samples of the patisserie which, like the hot chocolate, tasted properly of themselves and not too sugary. The great thing about these flavours is that Jaz and Juls are clearly not afraid to experiment with big, bold flavours. SEEN will be back for a spot of Christmas shopping.

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Chocolate fans should go to Jaz & Jul’s wooden chalet at Southbank Centre Winter Market and take their pick from an array of unique drinking chocolates by co-founders Jasmine Kershaw and Juliet Sampson. Vegan-friendly and optionally dairy-free, the hot chocolates can all be ordered with toppings of whipped coconut cream and handcrafted marshmallows for an ultra luxurious experience, and guests wishing to get into the festive spirit even further can add a shot of their favourite organic liqueur. Quite honestly, SEEN can think of nothing more magical than enjoying a hot chocolate on the banks of the Thames just as night falls.

Chocolate purists seeking an unadulterated cocoa hit can choose from Jaz & Jul’s latest Origin drinking chocolates; four rich, single-origin, dark, hot chocolates, which each celebrate the subtly distinctive flavour notes produced by cacao grown in one of the diverse regions of Madagascar (61% and 100%), Peru (75%) and Brazil (70%).

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www.jazandjuls.co.uk

Jaz & Jul’s Chocolate House
1 Chapel Market
London
N1 9EZ

Southbank Centre Winter Market
The Queen’s Walk
London
SE1 8XX

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