Easter Gift! Try Me, Test Me, Taste Me...
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Do you recall the many sweet temptations wrapped up in ‘Chocolat’, bestselling novel - and Hollywood film - from Joanne Harris? Can you conjure memories of an egg-shattering Easter celebration hosted by the mysterious Vianne Rocher? And the storm of scandal she whipped up in a sleepy French village?

Well, we’re excited to share a little piece of gossip from Lansquenet-sous-Tannes. Vianne is back! Recently, our own enchanting chocolatier - Sophie - was delighted to meet Joanne Harris at Topping & Company Booksellers of St Andrews. Joanne was there to read excerpts from her brand new book, ’The Strawberry Thief,’ a continuation of the spellbinding Chocolat story.

And, as a special Easter treat, we’re giving away a hardback copy of The Strawberry Thief, signed by Joanne Harris, alongside two of our luxury Hot Chocolate eggs on a spoonhandmade in Pittenweem. Firstly though, here’s a little taster to whet your appetite…

In ’The Strawberry Thief,’ Vianne has calmed the clever north wind and is running her chocolate shop in the village square, accompanied by her 'special' child, Rosette. All seems quiet in Lansquenet-sous-Tannes. Yet, like a fine chocolate egg, if you crack open the shell, you may discover a few surprises…

GIFT AWAY! Would you love to unwrap this delicious new novel? Here’s your chance! In the comments section of this post on our instagram or facebook pages, simply tell us your favourite place to curl up with a great holiday read AND who you’d choose to share your luxury hot chocolates! We’ll name the lucky recipient of our gift on Easter Monday.

Wishing you a Happy Easter, a peaceful reading ‘neuk’ and chocolates filled with charm….

All Sweetness & Light! A Spring Market At Bowhouse...
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Savour the taste of Spring this weekend at Bowhouse! We’ll be in the big barn, just outside St Monans on Saturday and Sunday (13-14 April) with our all too tempting, artisan Easter treats including handmade, ‘hot chocolate on a spoon’ and our popular, chocolate hens! We’ll also be pouring lashings of our own luxurious hot chocolate - in fact, it’s on tap...

And, if you’re day tripping or on holiday in the East Neuk, you can also discover our chocolate shop and cafe, on the village high street in picture-postcard Pittenweem. Meanwhile, international chocolate lovers can order via our online shop at pittenweemchocolate.co.uk

Wishing you a weekend that’s all sweetness and light! xo

Food For Thought...

Oh, we do love receiving your reviews! They always give us food for thought…

‘lovely wee cafe with brilliant cakes and scrumptious chocolate’ - 5 star review by Emma, (March 2019) via google my business

‘We stopped off here for lunch and wow 😊 what a fantastic place, gorgeous food - yummy crepes (even gluten free) scrummy cakes, beautiful handmade chocolates. totally wonderful. See you again sometime.’ - review by Jan (March 2019) via Facebook

‘I found this little place online whilst doing research for my holiday and decided to give it a go. I emailed first to check it was okay to bring my little dog in and got a lovely reply saying yes! On arrival we had such a warm welcome fro the lovely lady behind the counter. It really does make a difference when you walk into somewhere and see a smile (especially on a cold and miserable day) We chose a seat next to the log burner on the sofas and looked over the menu. The menu is not huge but the choices are great. We decided on two hot chocolates, one milk and one dark, they were both delicious! We then had a brie and cranberry sandwich and a piece of ginger cake with cream to share, it was delicious and very filling! The nice lady explained to me that they have a full time chocolatier who makes all the chocolates that you can buy in the shop. I love to find somewhere with great food, drink, atmosphere and most importantly that allows dogs!’ - review by Joanna, (March 2019) via Trip Advisor

We went in after finding it online, when we were away for a few days. We had hot chocolate, sandwiches and cake all of which were homemade and delicious.’ - 5 star review by Ryan, (March 2019) via Trip Advisor

’What a quaint little cafe. The green tea was apparently very nice as was the coffee, but I had a milk hot chocolate which was simply superb. I would highly recommend this place if you love chocolate.’ - 5 star review by SandM, (March 2019), via Trip Advisor

Sophie Latinis
Want To Make It Memorable? Mum's The Word!
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This Mothers Day - Sunday 31st March - melt her heart at the Pittenweem Chocolate Company and our Cocoa Tree Cafe, a year-round coastal haven in the picturesque East Neuk of Fife.

Step into our independent, family-run village shop and discover a celebration of speciality chocolates, including single-origin varieties from hand-selected plantations around the world and our own chocolate range – handmade in Pittenweem. Our signature collection also includes an exclusive series of single-malt whisky and gin liqueurs. Developed by the Pittenweem Chocolate Company and crafted by our artisan chocolatiers in Belgium, the liqueurs are presented in attractive, wooden boxes - an imaginative gift for gin, whisky and chocolate connoisseurs!

Beyond the chocolate boutique, experience our cafe’s inviting ambience. Vintage charm and stylish chocolat’-inspired décor provide a relaxing backdrop for artisan coffee & good conversation, a continental-style lunch, afternoon tea and scones, signature chocolate cake or one of our luxury hot chocolates – handmade in Pittenweem. In spring sunshine, relax in our sheltered courtyard. On chillier days, enjoy the warming stove fire and cinnamon aromas.

Give her a thoughtful gift, memorable day out – or both – and create a perfect Mothers Day with the Pittenweem Chocolate Company. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. Shop online too and have a gift or vouchers delivered to her door.