April 14th 2014
Despite hailing from the North of England, Paul is now a proud Londoner who loves his adopted city, which is why this Easter weekend Paul will be holding a London Trivia Trail.
Chocolate fans that want to take up the challenge can pick up a question sheet in either the Wardour Street or Heal’s stores and follow the questions through the streets of Fitzrovia and Soho to the other shop. Answer every question correctly and each participant will receive a Hot Cross Bun Truffle for free. The lucky competitor who comes closest to guessing how many eggs Paul will make this Easter will also win a hamper of goodies!
Join us on Good Friday or Easter Saturday for a bit of Easter fun!
April 8th 2014
Our original store, Camden Passage, is 8 years old this week. We cannot believe how fast time has flown – and how much has changed!
Thank you so much to all of our loyal customers who have supported us from the very beginning, we couldn’t have done it without you.
Happy 8th Birthday Camden Passage. The best is yet to come!
March 26th 2014
paul.a.young is renowned for breaking the mould and he’s set to do it again with his latest creation.
Not only is Paul joining a select group of UK bean-to-bar chocolate makers (there are less than 10 throughout the country) his bars are also Europe’s first whole bean chocolate bars. Paul has created two whole bean chocolate bars, a 73% and 64% using a blend of Criollo, Trinitario and Forestero beans bought direct from Menakao in Madagascar.
Where other makers go through the time consuming process of shelling every bean, Paul has once again demonstrated his unique experimental approach by developing a chocolate bar that bypasses this process and avoids waste. The entire bean is granite ground with Billington’s Organic Unrefined Demerara sugar and the result is an intoxicating, soft-fruited chocolate bars with a distinct acidity and a unique nutty, toasted flavour, which is characteristic of the outer shell of the bean.
Paul says: “It’s the most exciting project for us at paul.a.young and it’s something we have been developing for some months. The cocoa bean is so precious and special that I didn’t want to waste any part of it. I’m so proud of what we have produced and I hope it will pave the way for others to try this new way of making bean-to-bar chocolate.”
March 26th 2014
Exciting news – Paul has been working very hard with the team at Grosvenor House Hotel to create a very special offering - ’Paul A. Young’s Chocolate Inspired Afternoon Tea’.
Including some of Paul’s delicious creations such as Earl Grey Tea Chocolate Tart with Salted Lemon Truffle and some Orange, English Honey and Geranium Ganache, this deluxe offering is exclusively available in the Park Room at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, from 14th April 2014, it costs £39.50 per person and is available from 1pm – 6pm.
For reservations call 020 7399 8452 or click here. Gift Vouchers are also available to buy online and in the Park Room.
Also, for the ultimate treat, why not enjoy a chocolate infused stay at Grosvenor House with the ‘Chocolate Adventure with Paul A. Young’ package. Indulge in a ‘Paul A. Young Chocolate Inspired Afternoon Tea’ for two in the Park Room, before relaxing with an overnight stay including breakfast. A signed copy of Paul’s award-winning ‘Adventure’s with Chocolate’ book will be yours to take home and look out for a surprise chocolate treat during your stay.
Click here for full details & to book your ‘Adventure with Paul A. Young’ package now!
January 31st 2014
We having an exciting line up of shows to visit in the next couple of months, as Paul is doing demonstrations at the Country Living Fair, the Ideal Home Show and the Cake & Bake Show, Manchester!
Come and join us:
Country Living Fair
Business Design Centre, Islington, London
Demonstrations on Thursday 20th & Friday 21st March at 1pm
For more details go to www.countrylivingfair.com
Ideal Home Show
Earls Court, London
Demonstrations on Thursday 27th March at 5pm & 6.30pm.
For more details go to www.idealhomeshow.co.uk
The Cake & Bake Show
Manchester Central, Manchester
Demonstrations & classroom sessions on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th April
For more details, including a complete schedule, go to thecakeandbakeshow.co.uk/manchester
We hope to see you there!
Following the sell-out success of our Beer and Chocolate pairing with Brewdog at their Camden bar in February, we have decided to do another here in our Soho kitchen!
Join Michael and Kieran at our Wardour Street store to discover some more diverse and unusual beer and chocolate combinations, including Brewdog’s unique Shipwrecker Circus, Tokyo Bottle and guest beer Freimans Dunkelweiss by Pressure Drop brewing.
Time – 7pm – 8.30pm
Location – paul.a.young fine chocolates, 143 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8WA
£42 per person.
12 people maximum per class.
To book your place please call paul.a.young’s Soho store on 020 7437 0011. Limited spaces are available so please call today to avoid disappointment!
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December 5th 2013
We love Christmas here at paul.a.young, and this year Paul has created a sparkling collection of Christmas treats!
Paul’s Christmas truffle inventions include Mulled wine, Log fire, Stollen Marzipan, Driving home, Orange and cinnamon dark muscovado caramel and Gold, frankincense and Myrrh truffles!
Our Christmas collection also includes Christmas Cantucinni, Plum Pudding Brownies, Brownie mince pies, Biscotti bars, Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh bars, Sparkling stars pave, Plum pudding domes and our famous Cocoa nib mulled wine spice mix.
We also have a new range of paul.a.young Christmas hampers for the 2013 Festive Season! The range includes:
Chocolate Baking hamper £46.00- Our Chocolate Baking Hamper is the perfect gift for anyone who loves baking and contains Paul’s award-winning book “Adventures with Chocolate”, Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Nibs, Chocolate Beans and a paul.a.young chocolate bar.
Ultimate Chocolate Lovers hamper £142.00 - Our Chocolate Lovers Hamper is literally bursting with chocolate, and is designed as a great sharing hamper for office gifts & dinner parties.
Chocolate Making hamper £175.00 - The ultimate hamper for all budding chocolatiers with everything you need to start tempering, rolling, ganache-making and more!
We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with the exclusive St. James’s Hotel and Club to host “the Art of Chocolate Making” in 2014!
The day will begin with a fun and interactive masterclass with paul.a.young’s Head Chocolatier, who will lead the group in tasting a variety of chocolate, before demonstrating the classic art of marble tempering. The group can then roll up their sleeves and have a go at making their very own truffles!
St James’s Michelin starred Chef, William Drabble, has created a chocolate-themed 3 course lunch to follow the class, which will culminate in a chocolate and wine pairing, carefully selected by paul.a.young and the hotel’s expert Sommelier, Marco Feraldi.
The Art of Chocolate Making class is £99.00 per person and includes:
- One hour hands-on masterclass with paul.a.young’s Head Chocolatier
- 3 course chocolate-themed lunch, with matching wines
- Chocolate and wine pairing, with the hotel’s Sommelier
- Your very own hand-made truffles!
The Art of Chocolate Making starts at 11am, and runs for approximately 3 hours. To book, please contact the St. James’s Hotel and Club Events department directly at 0207 316 1616 or [email protected]
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November 1st 2013
We love having our customers join us in our production kitchens so we are delighted to release the dates for paul.a.young’s classes and workshops for the first quarter of 2014!
Our range of classes and workshops vary from Tasting evenings for those who want to dabble in chocolate, to the hands-on Tasting & Making workshop for all those budding chocolatiers! New for 2014, we will also be hosting regular Kids’ Workshops in our Islington kitchen where children will learn new skills whilst playing with chocolate – the perfect combination!
Go to our Events page for all dates & details of how you can sign up to these classes today!
October 21st 2013
The 2013 International Chocolate Awards recognise the best fine quality chocolate from around the world, at all stages from cacao farmers through to the chocolatiers.
With over 1500 entries, competition was stronger than ever, but we are thrilled to announce that paul.a.young was presented with the following awards:
WORLD GOLD AWARD – Dark Caramels
Sea Salted Caramel
WORLD GOLD AWARD –Unflavoured Dark Ganache and Truffles
85% Ecuadorian Dark Chocolate Truffle
WORLD GOLD AWARD –Mixed Dark, Milk or White Ganaches and Truffles
Passion Fruit Curd
All of our award-winning handmade artisan chocolates and chocolate bars are available in store now – come and join in the celebrations!