Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Orgasmic chocolate

That get your attention?

This is a company that launched in 2005, out of the Business Design Centre in Islington. I went to a talk last night and was sitting in the rafters looking down on the audience below during question time and saw what looked like people eating chocolate! I nudged my friends and leant further to determine if my eyes had not deceived me. I quickly concluded that the man handing out the small bars must own or work for the company (because he had several and was handing them out freely) and that I had never seen them before. I decided that I had better find out what this chocolate was. As the presentation was ending I made a quick escape down the stairs to accost the chocolate man. I stood near him as he finished his conversation and then introduced myself. Turns out it was Orgasmic chocolate he was handing out, and the company is reopening and relaunching in the coming months. (Ahem.) He is going to be responsible for the new design. Very exciting. I was pleased to hear they are planning a new price point as well (I'm all for paying for quality but the previous prices were a bit crazy). The nice chocolate man gave us some chocolate to try. Hooray, I had scored dessert! It was the milk variety (which is obviously not as big a winner with me as dark). Organic and fair trade, made in Switzerland, a good quality chocolate. But this chocolate is not about the chocolate buzz, but the buzz that goes in it. Over 18's only. Harley Street men and women have been busy concocting secret herb combinations to elicit all sorts of feelings from these bards. I'm looking forward to their relaunch later in the year.

In other news, apparently people in Japan are having communal baths in chocolate in public spaces, as part of some Valentine's publicity stunt. Hmmm... I like the idea of bathing in chocolate, I'm not so sure I want it to be with a group of strangers though...

2 comments:

Jonny, Hammersmith said...

So who *would* you like to bathe in chocolate with then?

Jennifer said...

Jonny Depp ;-)
Not really, he scared me in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Some other Jonny, perhaps...