Thursday, October 4, 2012

Deal Chocolate Week 8th - 14th October

“Deal Chocolate week is coming!”
Deal’s own local community chocolatier ‘Chocolution’ is launching a celebration of real chocolate at the beginning of October. 

During National Chocolate Week, 8th - 14th October, The Chocolution is undertaking a number of talks and workshops in Deal, exploring all aspects of chocolate from its history, to production and issues of fair trade.

Pure chocolate has long been recognized as containing the potential to improve heart health, a fact which is supported by current scientific research.

Kieran Renihan, Chocolution’s Founder said: We aim to provide opportunities for everyone in Deal to understand what benefits they will have by upgrading their chocolate. Most commercially sold chocolate has been heavily processed and no longer contains the beneficial antioxidant flavanols. Also important is the peace of mind that chocolate is coming from sustainable sources which trade fairly with producers.

We see the Chocolate Week as a great opportunity to reconnect people with healthy chocolate and the world around them so that we can change the chocolate industry for the better.”

Kieran is doing several sessions at local schools during the week. He has also got public sessions on Friday 12th October 10am to 12 at Café Eden, St Richard’s Church Mill Hill and three sessions at the Astor Community Theatre on Saturday 13th October at 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm. All sessions involve a talk, tasting and demonstration of real chocolate making. All sessions are free.

The Deal based social business, The Chocolution, sources its raw ingredients ethically with a direct relationship with the Cocao producers and is registered with the Soil Association.

Chocolution’s products, are all hand-made here in the town; in a variety of ad-hoc production sites such as kitchens in local churches, theatres and schools and sold via a number of local independent outlets. It also has a distinct passion for educating people about what real chocolate is and where it comes from.

If you would like more information and / or your community group or school wants to hold a talk / workshop please contact Kieran Renihan: Phone 07846 094220, email or see website at

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