Chocoholics were in for a treat last week when the UK’s largest chocolate hamper payed a visit to the East Midlands Designer Outlet.
The hamper, which was created by online boutique Chocolat Lovers, contained over 50 different products from brands including Iain Burnett, Highland Chocolatier, Paul Wayne Gregory, Cocomaya and Fudge Kitchen.
It visited the South Normanton centre as part of a tour of the UK, and coincided with the end of National Chocolate Week.
And chocolate enthusiasts can have a go at winning the entire hamper, with all money raised going to The Alzheimers Society and The Sick Children’s Trust, organisers said.
Centre manager Kenny Murray told the Chad: “We were delighted to welcome the biggest chocolate hamper to the centre and to raise money for such great causes. “
National Chocolate Week 2013 was a celebration of all things chocolate, and included tastings and events from the UK’s best producers.
Enjoyed by millions today, the tasty treate originated from South America around 4,000 years ago and comes from the cacao tree.
Used as a treatment for fatigue by the Aztecs, chocolate was consumed as a drink until relatively recently, and was brought to Europe by the Spanish in 1527.
To enter the competition and stand a chance of winning the hamper, go to www.chocolatlovers.co.uk/biggest-chocolate-hamper-competition.asp.
Pictured: Lisa Morrow from Chocolat Lovers, with the UK’s biggest chocolate hamper at the East Midlands Designer Outlet.