September 27th 2012
We are thrilled to announce that paul.a.young brownies are flying off the shelves in Fortnum and Mason with a new brownie.
Paul has created two exclusive recipes only available at Fortnum and Mason, not even in our shops.
New Rose and raspberry brownie with its vibrant raspberry reduction and floral rose essential oil and Sichuan flower pepper, stem ginger and chilli for warming anyone’s cold autumn evening.
Two of our favourite recipe brownies will also be available our famous classic fudge brownie and slated caramel and cocoa nib.
With demonstrations, tastings and book signings being planning at Fortnums we hope to see you in store for some very indulgent events.
July 5th 2012
We are thrilled to announce our recent success in the European semi finals of the International Chocolate Awards.
Gold Medal – Best dark chocolate caramel for our famous Sea salted caramel.
Gold Medal – Best dark chocolate truffle – 85% Raw Ecuadorian water ganache.
Three Silver Medals - Banoffee Pie truffle, Raspberry ganache, 70% Ecuadorian Raw chocolate bar with rose and Bergamot.
All winning chocolates are on sale in all three of our stores.
We are all looking forward to the World finals on October this year in National Chocolate Week.
May 30th 2012
Each year in August, Wallpaper* magazine commissions a number of artists and image makers to work on covers for its Handmade issue. This year they approached Darren Wall and his collaborator Kam Tang, who in turn came to Paul.
Paul worked with Michael, head chocolatier in the Soho store to create a uniform geometric inspired design with individual moulded blocks of white chocolate, with one gold wrapped block to give the piece depth and focus. The beautiful result made the cover below.
You can see the full set of covers on the Wallpaper* site and subscribers can choose which cover they’d like to receive in August.
March 12th 2012
Discover the source of Paul’s inspiration for chocolate, and see the magic that happens daily in the shops’ kitchens in this short film by the talented Erik Fors.
February 25th 2012
I thought I’d post up a few pictures from my recent trip to visit cocoa plantations in Honduras. It was a stunning and captivating trip with some of the world’s leading chocolate experts, growers, chocolate makers and me.
Our travels took us from Honduran plantation of Frank Homann of Xoco (who organised the trip) with one million grafted Mayan Red cocoa trees all the way to the remarkable tiny island of Grahams Place, Guanaja Islands for the very first Direct Cocoa conference organised by World chocolate expert Martin Christy.
To put in words what we experienced, tasted and learned is impossible so here are a few moments of an amazing trip to give you a taste of something extraordinary and unique.