Chocolate Utopia

30 Friar Lane Nottingham NG1 6DQ

Independent chocolatiers are thin on the ground in much of England, but this family-run business has ventured where others have feared to tread, selling delicious, hand-made chocolates from a small to medium range. The chocolates are made on the premises, so try, for example,  the Dutch Gold, comprising advocaat cream in a dark-chocolate casing; the Raspberry Buttercream, with a hint of berry flavour; and the Cinnamon chocolate, whose centre is of cinnamon ganache. Half the shop is given over to the counter and chocolate-making equipment, the other half is a pocket–sized café, where the hot chocolate is earth-shatteringly thick and oh, oh so tasty.