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The seven best chocolate shops in Europe

May 10th 2017

We are thrilled to have been picked as one of the seven best chocolate shops in Europe by The Week!

Paul A Young

Marmite, sourdough and goats' cheese may not seem like natural choices to pair with chocolate, but in the expert hands of Paul A Young they are transformed into some of the most delicious truffles to be found in London. He now has outposts in Soho, Islington and The Royal Exchange. Whichever branch you go into, it's impossible to leave without a bag of his signature salted caramel truffles. If you're brave enough, you can even try your hand at making these and his legendary brownies at his regular masterclasses.

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Easter opening hours

March 16th 2017

With Easter fast approaching, we want to make sure you maximise your egg shopping time!

Here are the opening hours of all of our shops leading up to Easter.

Royal Exchange Wardour Street Camden Passage
Monday 10th April 9-7.30pm 10-8pm 10-7pm
Tuesday 11th April 9-7.30pm 10-8pm 10-7pm
Wednesday 12th April 8-7.30pm 10-8pm 10-7pm
Thursday 13th April 8-7.30pm 9-9pm 10-8pm
Good Friday, 14th April CLOSED 9-9pm 10-8pm
Saturday 15th April CLOSED 10-8pm 10-8pm
Easter Sunday, 16th April CLOSED 12-7pm 11-6pm
Easter Monday, 17th April CLOSED 12-7pm 11-6pm

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mothering Sunday

March 2nd 2017

This month we are looking forward to celebrating Mother's Day!

We have a beautiful selection of new chocolates coming on to the collection including:

  • Peach Belinni - made with 38% Guittard milk chocolate, Prosecco and Peach schnapps
  • Bergamot tea and orange shortbread – using Earl grey tea,  Bergamot and Orange short bread
  • California prune and pecan praline
  • Pear, white port and rosemary – with 64% Valrhona dark chocolate using Churchill's white port
  • Lemon and lavender curd – comprising a mix of 66% Valrhona dark chocolate and Guittard white chocolate
  • Golden Milk  – flavoured with coconut milk, spiced turmeric, pepper corns, ginger and cinnamon

A perfect treat for Mums everywhere! Come and try these new flavours in our shops soon.

EVERYTHING YOUR (CHOCOLATE) HEART DESIRES…

January 30th 2017

Spoil your loved one (or yourself!) this Valentine’s Day with Paul's indulgent 2017 collection, which this year has taken inspiration from around the globe. Including new truffles such as Pisco Sour, California Prune & Madagascan Vanilla Caramel and Pink Grapefruit & Thyme Martini, this collection takes you on a journey of taste explosions that will hopefully evoke the feeling of true love!

 

For that special dinner guest, why not impress them with Paul’s Valentine Dessert Dome, made up of dark chocolate with a delicious Raspberry and Rose Cheesecake centre. Alternatively Paul's Sea Salted Caramel Filled Heart, combining 64% Madagascan chocolate with award winning Sea Salted Caramel and decorated with gold leaf, is perfect for sharing!

If there is one day to shower them with kisses, let it be the 14th. And what better kisses than Salted Caramel Kisses? Paul’s 10 milk chocolate kisses are filled with Sea Salted Caramel and covered with decorative red hearts. Or give someone your whole heart(s) this Valentine’s Day with Paul’s Solid Heart Box, a selection of milk, white and dark solid chocolate hearts, or Paul’s gold decorated Milk and Dark Chocolate Heart Shaped Lolly. All products will be available in our shops soon!

a merry ‘Scandi’ christmas

December 7th 2016

choc03This Christmas, the paul.a.young fine chocolates’ seasonal collection draws on influences from Scandi and European sources, with a range sprinkled with berries, warm toffees and the comfort of caramels. New items in the collection include a Winter Forest and Cranberry chocolate, a Winter Berry and Almond bar and a Pink Praline White Chocolate Christmas Tree.

Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness

Paul’s famous Brownie Mince Pies are back and better than ever this Christmas, with Ligonberry as the signature filling for December. Paul’s Christmas Pudding Brownies are also sure to win you brownie points this Christmas!

Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness

Paul has also taken some of our favourite nostalgic traditional sweets and transformed them with a touch of extravagance this winter. Expect Figgy Pudding and Port, Marzipan, California Prunes and Cognac and the intriguing sounding Smouldering Embers, a 72% Venezuelan dark chocolate with tobacco caramel and Lapsang Souchong tea.

choc02This season's stocking fillers include Salted Liquorice and Cocoa Nib Toffee Tins, Crackling Embers Reindeer tiles and Cinder Toffee. A perfect treat to pop into your loved one's stocking this Christmas!

All Christmas goodies will be available in our shops soon!

Christmas opening hours

December 1st 2016

We don't want you to miss out on your festive favourites, so here is a complete list of our Christmas opening hours:

Wardour Street Camden Passage Royal Exchange
Day Date Open Close Open Close Open Close
Monday 12 10.00 8.00 10.00 6.30 9.00 6.30
Tuesday 13 10.00 8.00 10.00 6.30 9.00 6.30
Wednesday 14 10.00 8.00 10.00 6.30 9.00 6.30
Thursday 15 9.00 9.00 10.00 6.30 9.00 7.00
Friday 16 9.00 9.00 10.00 7.00 9.00 6.30
Saturday 17 9.00 9.00 10.00 6.30 CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday 18 11.00 7.00 11.00 6.00 CLOSED CLOSED
Monday 19 9.00 9.00 10.00 8.00 8.00 7.00
Tuesday 20 9.00 9.00 9.00 8.00 8.00 7.00
Wednesday 21 9.00 9.00 9.00 8.00 8.00 7.00
Thursday 22 9.00 9.00 9.00 8.00 8.00 7.30
Friday 23 9.00 9.00 9.00 8.00 8.00 7.00
Saturday 24 9.00 4.00 9.00 4.00 CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday 25 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Monday 26 12.00 7.00 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Tuesday 27 10.00 8.00 11.00 6.30 CLOSED CLOSED
Wednesday 28 10.00 8.00 10.00 6.30 CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday 29 10.00 9.00 10.00 6.30 CLOSED CLOSED
Friday 30 10.00 8.00 10.00 6.30 CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday 31 10.00 6.00 10.00 6.30 CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday 1 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Monday 2 10.00 8.00 11.00 6.30 CLOSED CLOSED

 

We look forward to seeing you soon for all your festive treats!

‘The Ultimate Chocolate Box Set’

July 14th 2016

Sky Box Sets has teamed up with our very own Master Chocolatier to create a limited edition range of chocolates, inspired by the service’s addictively good box sets.

Available to buy in all our stores now, ‘The Ultimate Chocolate Box Set’ features nine unique handcrafted chocolates. With each bite, the sweet treats promise to delight and tantalise viewers’ taste buds through a range of flavours and designs that match the themes of popular box sets.  From a bourbon and smoky paprika filled Mad Men chocolate, to a stamina inducing coffee bean and thyme infused creation for 24, the chocolate box set creates an immersive tasting and viewing experience with something for everyone to enjoy. One of the chocolates in each box represents Sky Box Sets and the addictively good shows available on the service.

‘The Ultimate Chocolate Box Set’ is on sale for £15.50. All proceeds will be donated to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

‘The Ultimate Chocolate Box Set’ is available whilst stocks last.

Top 10: World’s Best Chocolate Shops

July 12th 2016

We are thrilled to have been voted as one of the Top 10 Best Chocolate Shops in the World by National Geographic!

"Paul A. Young, London, England

Award-winning author and master chocolatier Paul A. Young deserves the accolades he receives for his creativity and mastery with all things chocolate. Walk into his tiny Camden Passage original chocolate shop and inhale the intoxicating aroma of fresh chocolate being made on-site. Young is one of the British chocolatiers who launched the chocolate revolution in London about 15 years ago, casting aside the overly sweet British chocolate of old for the fresh and innovative chocolate offerings that you’ll now find in at least a dozen top-notch chocolatiers in the capital city. Try his dark chocolate sea salt caramel pecan brownies—guaranteed to seduce every unsuspecting chocolate lover. Three locations in London found in Camden Passage, Royal Exchange, and Soho".

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We are now available online!

June 16th 2016

We are very excited to announce that we are now available online through the following delivery partners:

 

 

amazon fresh

uberEats

 

 

 

 

We now have a selection of our award-winning fresh filled chocolates, our mouth-watering brownies and a wide variety of bars, paves and other addictive chocolate goodies available online - meaning you can get your paul.a.young fix delivered directly to your door!

Click on the logos to see if our delivery partners deliver to you and start shopping now!

 

2016 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor

June 15th 2016

We have been recognised by Tripadvisor for Superior Service!

We are thrilled to announce that paul.a.young fine chocolates has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews we have earned on Tripadvisor!

Thank you very much to all of our team for their constant and continued hard work and thank you to you for supporting us with your kind reviews!

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