Now, I am a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to all things chocolate and today I was treated to the most wonderful sea salted caramel pecan brownie from Paul A Young’s fabulous boutique chocolaterie at the Royal Exchange in London.
Ronnie Fox who introduced me to this chocolate heaven (and kindly bought me the brownie) assures me that the hot chocolate which is made on the premises is also particularly good. And it certainly smelled divine.
Paul was in the Royal Exchange shop today and told us that he is busy working on his mother’s day collection. We have offered to act as tasters – if the current selection is anything to go by, the mother’s day chocolates will be sensational!
If you ever get the chance to visit, do so. Paul also has a shop in Camden Passage in Islington where he hand-makes the chocolates. And there is a website where you can look longingly at some of his creations (but sadly can’t yet buy).
A word of caution to anyone planning to buy Paul’s chocolates as presents for other people or indeed asking someone else to buy them for you – there are many stories circulating of chocolates being consumed on the way home and never reaching their intended recipient…You have been warned!!
For more information, visit Paul A Young’s website http://www.paulayoung.co.uk/
PS Since I first posted this, I have been in touch with Judith Lewis who is a big fan of Paul and regularly blogs about his work at http://mostlyaboutchocolate.com/ A great blog for chocoholics!