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October 16, 2010Posted by on
We went to visit friends in Brighton and they first whetted our appetite for Choccywoccydoodah, an arty chocolatier, by taking us in to their shop. It was all decked out for Halloween and was quite simply incredible – it was also utterly packed which is why we didn’t take a picture [edit: I've just found their Halloween Album on Facebook]. There were towering cakes, sculpted with all sorts of adornments (apparently a tall wedding cake with all the fancy theming would set you back around £2000) and it just smelt divine.
We were then taken to the café (or the ‘Bar du Chocolat’ as they call it). The inside was so kitch, and again absolutely packed (though it emptied momentarily for us to take a quick snap). Much to our surprise, none of the cakes on offer took our fancy so we had to ‘settle’ for a chocolate sundae.
You remember the diner scene from Pulp Fiction? And the $5 shake? Well this is what a £5 sundae looks like:
And by golly, it was good. From top to bottom: raspberry and strawberry coulis (with whole chunks of fruit, a vanilla-y custardy cream with banana slices, thick melted belgian chocolate with chunks of chocolate, more melted chocolate with chunks of biscuit and some chunks of tiffin, topped by chocolate ice cream, covered in cream and drizzled in chocolate sauce.
It was so rich and so stuffing that we had to retreat to the beach (luckily it’s just a stone’s throw – ho ho!) and lie with our bellies up for some time.
Once we’d recovered, it was time for fun and frolics on the pier, and a good time was had by all!