My toddler in a secret chocolate factory somewhere in East London
London is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, FACT! As a Londoner, this is just something I know and don’t need to quote sources to back me up ehehehehe. However, being a Londoner means ‘we’ assume ‘we’ know everything there is to know about the city. So you can imagine my AMAZEMENT when the owner of valuemytime.co.uk invites me to a chocolate tasting at a secret location somewhere in East London.
I will admit, I did have ‘reservations’ about East London and tend to avoid it like the plague. However, the allure of a chocolate tasting was just too strong and I couldn’t help but agree to check it out and to be honest I’m glad I did.
East London isn’t so bad
Getting to East London from South London wasn’t so bad with the London Overground. As soon as I got outside the station in East London, my nose was bombarded with the most delicious assortment of food smells. I temporarily forgot I was there for chocolate and tried to follow my nose to the street food stalls.
Whilst on the train, I had told my little human that we were going to have chocolate and that got her super excited. Our meet up location was outside the Overground station and as we got there early, we had to wait for the other members of the group to arrive. My little human couldn’t understand this, so kept going “where’s the chocolate?”
The secret chocolate factory
Our host, Clarisse, was super lovely. She took us to the venue and introduced us to the venue’s host. She had to go back to the station to get the last member of the group who was delayed.
I think the best part of the day was the staff. People tend to talk about places being unwelcoming to children but the staff here were absolutely amazing. I had space to park my pram and the staff were attentive to my little girl. It made me feel so comfortable being there. The other members of the group were amazing too.
The next best bit was the chocolate, there was an array of flavours I never imagined possible. Can you believe it, they even had plantain chocolate.
It was a fun mother and daughter day out and I definitely recommend you connecting with Clarisse to find out her latest secret experiences or even the secret chocolate factory.
If I was going to pick a negative about the day, I would have to say that I was disappointed there wasn’t a chocolate fountain. I would have also liked to see where/how they made their different chocolates. But seriously, it was a fab day out with my daughter.
Have you visited a secret chocolate factory anywhere? What was your experience like? Please leave a comment below
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