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Cocoa Black Chocolate & Pastry School

3 Cuddy Bridge | Peebles, Peebles EH45 8JB, Scotland
01721 723 764
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Peebles
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: Run by UK World Chocolate Master & UK Confectioner of the Year, Ruth Hinks, Cocoa Black offers a wide range of Chocolate & Pastry classes suitable for... more » Owner description: Run by UK World Chocolate Master & UK Confectioner of the Year, Ruth Hinks, Cocoa Black offers a wide range of Chocolate & Pastry classes suitable for all levels of experience. As one of Europe's leading Chocolate and Pastry schools, we teach our students using the very best ingredients and equipment in our purpose-fitted kitchen. « less
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Went to the school rather than the café. Really enjoyed myself and having always wanted to know how to temper chocolate but been rather intimidated by it, now I can. Had taken the truffles and praline class before and really enjoyed it too. Left at the end of the 2 day masterclass with lots of chocolate and my head bursting.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I have just been on the 2 day chocolate course on the 28th and 29th April. The first day was hard going as Ruth tries to tell you as much as see can. Ruth is a fantastic and lively bubblie person. I know the course is alot off money but well worth it. The amount off chocolates you make is... More

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Fabulous classes, lovely cook school with talented tutors, delicious take home goodies to wow friends and family! Perfect way to pass a day.

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Attended the Chocolate Masterclass (3rd. & 4th. Feb.), had a fabulous time,got over my fear of chocolate making technicalities thanks to the very informative & hands on approach. Chef Ruth Hinks is a total professional but very down to earth at the same time ably assisted by a super Team. Thank you. Joseph.

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Dundee
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

This time I attended the Cheesecake and custard tarts class. We were given a very warm welcome by Ruth and her team on a cold and wet day in Peebles. I'm not an experienced baker but managed to produce some amazing looking and tasty treats. Recipes that I thought would be difficult were explained and made relatively simple. You don't... More

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

ruth is very friendly funny and totally professional. learnt so much from her and hope to put it into practies. thank you ruth once again for a very enjoyable first experience to your class. it will not be the last. every good wish for your future success and look forward to learning more.

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Scotland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I had a great time, learnt a lot and Ruth was very friendly, welcoming and helpful. I would love to return for a more in depth course. Highly recommend for a gift or just a treat!

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I attended a 2 hour truffle making class a couple of weeks ago and would highly recommend this to others. The staff were friendly and relaxed and the teacher (Ruth Hinks) was just terrific. I've booked on another chocolate course at the same place now. Can't praise it highly enough.

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Dundee
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Spent an afternoon with Ruth learning how to make chocolates and truffles. Ruth is very friendly and welcoming and didn't mind one bit that I left trails of chocolate everywhere! Took home about 50 chocolates, some in lovely boxes that will make great gifts. Definitely worth the trip to Peebles.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I have never tasted a better bakewell tart - and it looked divine. I confess I bought 2 on leaving one for me and my sister back in Glasgow and I have to be honest I struggled parting with it! Staff were really lovely and I think they deserve their confectionery 2011 award

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