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Chocolate Alchemy

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DJTrekkie wrote a review Dec 2019
Burlington, Connecticut169 contributions49 helpful votes
We sought this place out and were looking forward to the hot chocolate. Unfortunately it was only average. Also the shop is kind of hard to find.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Chog wrote a review Nov 2019
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Delicious afternoon tea with sandwiches, a large scone with jam and cream, 2 types of chocolate cake each, choc buttons and 2 handmade chocs each, plus any hot drink of your choice, all for £9.95 each! We were really full and ended up taking home a doggie bag,so it was really good value for money. Friendly service and the best hot choc in town! Would definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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nicelyiced wrote a review Oct 2019
Leicester, United Kingdom17 contributions4 helpful votes
We were given vouchers for a chocolate afternoon tea, and a basic cream tea, which we redeemed this week. The establishment is down a side path off the main shopping area, so parking is not easy, should this be important to you. The cafe seats about 18 customers, on rather hard and uncomfortable wooden chairs, and was cool, so we kept our coats on. There was no atmosphere, we were given our drinks, but had finished them by the time the food arrived. There was a lot of banging and crashing, which I think was the server emptying the coffee filter, but couldn’t see. It made me jump on several occasions. The food was certainly interesting, some bizarre sweet chocolate finger sandwiches made with brioche, as well as savoury ones, cake, a small pot of chocolate sauce, into which one was to dip marshmallows and fudge, using our fingers, and two rather mis-shapen scones with cream and jam. Mary Berry would not have approved! Scattered over these was a handful of chocolate buttons and 4 chocolates. We travelled some distance to partake of this “ feast” but I don’t think I would recommend it, or go there again. The toilet was up 18 steps, tricky if you have limited mobility.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from 420lizzyw, Owner at Chocolate Alchemy
Responded Nov 18, 2019
Hi, I'm sorry that you had a poor experience with us when you came to visit us for Chocolate Afternoon Tea. We are in the centre of Loughborough, which is mainly pedestrianised, so it's not possible to get a parking space right by the shop (although there are some disabled parking spaces only about 100m away), but there are a few parking options that are only a short walk away from us. As you mention, we are a very small shop so unfortunately it is not feasible for us to have a downstairs toilet as space is very limited. I will speak to our team regarding the temperature of the shop and also regarding the service that you received and assure you that we will learn from it so that it does not happen again. I am very sorry that you experienced this. All our scones, bakes, cakes and chocolates are handmade on site, which means that the shape of the scones is not always uniform. I do hope that they tasted delicious though! Best wishes, Lizi
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l_u_c_y018 wrote a review Jul 2019
England2 contributions
We asked Chocolate Alchemy to do a chocolate truffle rolling workshop and afternoon tea for my sister in law’s hen do. They were flexible enough to bring the workshop and afternoon tea to us and everything about it was absolutely perfect!! Isaac was brilliant and kept all the ladies well entertained during the workshop with lots of tasting opportunities! Everyone went home with a beautiful bag of hand rolled truffles that they had prepared themselves and which tasted amazing. The afternoon tea which followed afterwards was a sight for sore eyes - beautifully displayed and absolutely exquisite. It tasted delicious and there was enough left for us to take some home. Chocolate Alchemy’s prices were very reasonable too - I really can’t recommend this place enough for whatever event you are trying to organise!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Cathy Merrick wrote a review Jun 2019
Keele, United Kingdom45 contributions12 helpful votes
Chocolate Alchemy is easily my favourite cafe in Loughborough. I have visited several times and enjoyed my experience on every occasion. They have lots of lovely beverages, bakes and handmade chocolates, and offer fabulous cream teas when booking in advance. They even give classes so that you can get involved yourself! My only slightly negative feedback would be the lighting,as from outside the cafe seems very dark and looks like it is closed,just thinking of passing trade. Either way, it is definitely worth a visit! ❤️
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Date of experience: June 2019
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