Delifonseca Dockside

Delifonseca Dockside is set to celebrate Chocolate Day (July 7) with a delicious discount on chocolate cakes and sweet treats from its award-winning food hall.

With a whole range of flavours on offer to suit all tastes and budgets, Delifonseca Dockside stocks a selection of luxury brands including Prestat, James Chocolate, Summerdown, Beech’s, Montezuma’s organic range, Divine’s Fairtrade and local chocolatier Rob Swindon.

Proprietor of Delifonseca Candice Fonseca said: “Chocolate has gone from being a luxury product to one consumed by many every day in some form or other. In terms of trends, there has been an increasing interest in ‘free-from’ and vegan chocolates as health considerations have been coming more to the fore. On top of that, we have been pleasantly surprised by the success of a ‘raw’ Pana chocolate bar range which, whilst more expensive, is flying out but is eaten with a little more restraint to make the small bars last! In terms of flavours – peanut, salted caramel and rose are all selling strongly with less interest in the old school mint and nut.

“However, it mustn’t be forgotten that chocolate isn’t just for dessert. The ingredient can be cooked with to add depth, slight bitterness and sweetness to a range of dishes, and we see a steady sale of Willie’s Cooking Chocolate Drops which are great when cooking recipes such as Chilli Con Carne. Chocolate Chilli Mustard sounds bizarre but actually works, and is a great talking point or silly little gift for any chocoholic you know. Finally, we have also found that Chocolate Wine is increasingly popular as an after-dinner drink.”

Delifonseca Dockside is offering 10% off its chocolate range this Chocolate Day (July 7). Prices of chocolates may vary.

For more information about Delifonseca visit www.delifonseca.co.uk or call 0151 255 0808.

Suites Hotel & Spa

Suites Hotel & Spa is offering guests the chance to indulge this Chocolate Day with a relaxing pamper perfectly accompanied by a sweet treat.

The award-winning Knowsley venue’s in-house spa is serving up a deliciously de-stressing combination to its guests which includes a chocolate fondue.

The ‘It’s All About the Fizz’ package includes a heavenly hand and arm massage, file and Vinylux polish of your choice followed by a glass of bubbles and chocolate fondue in the Spa Bistro.

Spa Manager at Suites Hotel & Spa Dee England said: “We all love to pamper ourselves and of course, indulge in some chocolate so what better way to mark the occasion than to combine the two for one amazing experience?”

The ‘It’s All About the Fizz’ package is priced at £30 per person for a minimum of two ladies.

For more information about Suites Hotel & Spa visit www.suiteshotelgroup.com or call 0151 549 2222.

Leasowe Castle

Leasowe Castle is celebrating Chocolate Day in style with its delicious desserts menu.

The in-house Brasserie 1593 is serving up a wide selection of desserts for those with a sweet tooth, including a mouth-watering Dark Chocolate Fondant with a Liquid Caramel Centre & Whiskey Ice Cream – the perfect choice for Chocolate Day.

Operations Manager at Leasowe Castle Joseph Williamson said: “Chocolate is a firm favourite throughout the nation and here at Leasowe Castle, we feel that it’s only right to enjoy it with a spectacular view on this special occasion. Whether our guests are hotel residents or visiting locals, those joining us can indulge in some chocolate goodness in Brasserie 1593 whilst overlooking the breath-taking sights of the Wirral Peninsula.”

For more information about Leasowe Castle visit www.leasowecastle.com or call 0151 606 9191.