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We can’t get enough of our TasteMaker Isabelle’s delicious handmade chocolates so, with Easter just around the corner, we thought it was the perfect time for a catch-up.

To kick things off we’ve got an Easter-egg hunt with handcrafted eggs to be won and of course more from our award-winning chocolatier, Isabelle.

Best get stuck in then.

Chocolate and coffee. Are they a match made in heaven?

Definitely! Coffee can darken the sweetness of a milk chocolate and can showcase a dark chocolate’s bitterness. You can mix the two flavours with so many different spices - I mix mine with aniseed. There are endless possibilities.

What’s the most exciting project you’ve worked on?

Opening my chocolate shop, Mélange, in Peckham. At the start I only had 5 flavours on the menu, now I have over 15, as well as two hot chocolates, a few cakes and fresh truffles. You should come and visit to see for yourself!

How do you make the perfect hot chocolate?

Haha! Well, giving you a recipe is almost impossible – the perfect hot chocolate is different for everyone. Some people love dark hot chocolates, others prefer white, some with regular milk, some with coconut. For me? I love my hot chocolates as thick as possible. They’re about as close to melted chocolate in a cup as you can get.

Your shop has some very exciting chocolate-flavour-combos. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever paired with chocolate?

I’ve always found that chocolate goes with most flavours. You’ve got to remember that chocolate is not only a sweet product. 100% cocoa chocolate is very bitter. I’ve paired it with meats, cheeses and vegetables – and it’s always worked. Some people even have white chocolate with seafood. For a twist on your chilli-con-carne add a thumbnail of dark chocolate. It’s delicious. Anything is possible with chocolate, you’ve just got to get out there and experiment!


Get your baskets ready, it’s time for an egg hunt. Let us know how many large chocolate eggs you can find hidden on this page and you could win four beautiful, handmade Easter eggs to share with your family and friends.

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There’s nothing quite like a warming cup of hot chocolate, that’s why our webshop has three different chocolatey drinks for you to choose from, all with a signature NESACAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® twist.
So, what’s it going to be? An indulgent Chococino, a Chococino Caramel? Or a classic Mocha?