Eponine Chocolatiers at Whitmore & White

Eponine Chocolatiers at Whitmore & White

Whitmore & White
We're thrilled to be working with Chris and Natalie, who together are Eponine Patisserie and Chocolatiers. To introduce their approach and their range, here's Chris with our new Guest Blog!

Eponine Chocolate Tasting - Saturday 1st August, Frodsham Store


Hi, I'm Chris from Eponine! We are very excited to announce that you can now find a selection of Éponine chocolate boxes and bars on the shelves of Whitmore & White in Heswall and Frodsham, and I'm delighted to have been asked to do this guest blog to introduce the range. We are very much a local company - Natalie and I started up in Greasby at the end of 2013, and since then we have been popping up at farmers' markets and food fairs throughout the Wirral and Cheshire. Everything is handmade in our kitchens using the finest ingredients and chocolate couvertures from a leading French producer, as used in many of the world's top restaurants and pastry kitchens. We also try to keep everything as natural as possible, so you won't find our chocolates pumped full of the added sugars and preservatives used by many of the larger brands to increase shelf life. This lets us show off these fabulous chocolates at their very best, and just means that you have to eat them a little sooner - oh what a shame! Our range is ever changing, so expect to see seasonal specials sneaking in now and then, but for now here's what you can find at Whitmore & White: Chocolate Boxes Choose from a selection of 6 or 12 handmade truffles, featuring fresh fruit jellies, golden caramels and nutty pralines. You can also pick up a box of our bestselling sea salted caramels, with their crisp dark chocolate shell and distinctive gold lustre hiding a beautifully soft, buttery caramel - they make a wonderful gift (not necessarily for someone else!). Artisan Bars These generous 100g bars are a chocoholics dream! Each bar is individually crafted from ultra-premium milk, white, or dark chocolate made with Ecuadorian cocoa beans, then hand decorated with a range of delicious toppings, from crunchy praline pieces to fiery crystallised ginger. For the chocolate purists, we know that plain bars can be a bit uninspiring in the looks department, so our pure 38% milk and 64% dark bars offer gorgeous chocolate, beautifully dressed in patterns of coloured cocoa butter. Gourmet Snack Bars If solid chocolate isn't your thing, our gourmet snack bars offer a selection of fabulous fillings, all enrobed in luxury chocolate. Choose from: - Super creamy vanilla pod fudge - Luxury marzipan made with Mediterranean almonds - Caramelised hazelnut praline with crunchy wafers - Cherry pate de fruit topped with pistachio marzipan - Toasted coconut macaroon - Strawberry pate de fruit topped with vanilla white chocolate ganache Hot Chocolate Spoons For the perfect cup of real hot chocolate, we melt our luxury French chocolate couvertures into hot milk, and our hot chocolate spoons let you do this at home. With the perfect portion of chocolate on each spoon, simply boil some milk, pour into your favourite mug and stir in (trying to avoid the temptation to lick the melting chocolate off the spoon as you go!). Choose from milk chocolate, salted caramel, Sorrento orange or amaretto, all made with 100% luxury chocolate and flavoured with natural oils. We kicked off the launch of this new range at Whitmore & White with a chocolate tasting in the Heswall store, followed by a second tasting in the Frodsham store this weekend, and have had some really fantastic feedback from customers. If you couldn't catch us for the tastings, you can still find all these chocolate treats in both stores from this week onwards. We do hope that you will pop in and try these new chocolates at Whitmore & White, and would love to hear from you if you do! Let us know what you think by dropping us an email - contact@eponinepatisserie.co.uk And of course... Enjoy! Chris Eponine Patisserie & Chocolaterie