It was a momentous day on Sunday, 25 November and this day shall be remembered from here on as the day that brought us the delicious new dating event Speed Dating Chocolat.
It's always a day of mixed emotions when I'm hosting a new event type, as those feelings of excitement, anticipation and apprehension fly around. Thankfully, I had some salted caramel vodka shots to wash them down.
As far as new events go, Speed Dating Chocolat went as smooth as a 72% dark chocolate. It's amazing what you learn in the Cocoa Vaults.
Not only did Hotel Chocolat supply a complimentary salted caramel vodka shot on arrival they also gave everyone 15% off the shop upstairs. What a great start to the event and what a great turn out too – not an empty seat in the house.
The event consisted of 8 rounds of chocolate tasting where in our groups we would taste each chocolate and try to guess the flavour.
But I don't even know where to begin with chocolate tasting?
Well that's where our expert chocolatier Dom comes in, by explaining how to tell a piece of chocolates quality and some fun facts about the history of Chocolate.
At the same time as tasting and guessing these flavours we're also getting to know each other in our groups before moving on to the next group for the next chocolate. Can you think of a better icebreaker than a heavenly piece of flavoured chocolate?
We're already selling tickets but they're limited to 38 places and believe me this event will sell out – FAST.
Stuart is the Business Development Director for Original Dating and has been a regular host for many years, making him an expert in the field of offline dating. Watch out for his regular posts full of dating tips and advice.