It's not long now until our days and nights will be filled with marzipan and magic, eggnog and elves, snowmen and sugarplums - and what better way to celebrate the sweetness of the season than with a handful (or more) of artisanal chocolates?
To be staged in the atmospheric surrounds of the Old Street Underground Station from 30 November to 13 December 2015, the Eat Chic Chocolate Pop Up Shop is opening just in time for Christmas. Its presence will provide sweet-toothed shoppers with an opportunity to snap up treats for people on their gift lists - while perhaps putting a few delicious bites aside for themselves.
Among the pleasures available for purchase from the Hackney-based artisan chocolatier will be the organic chocolate peanut butter cups which many customers describe as 'addictive'.
Crafted with premium quality British ingredients, the Eat Chic selection includes a range of different flavours, such as the classic peanut butter and jelly, coconut peanut butter and cinnamon peanut butter. (Not a peanut butter nut? Alternatives based on almond, cashew and hazelnut butter will also be available.)
Eat Chic chocolates are all naturally gluten-free, palm oil-free, and preservative-free, while the dark chocolate range is also vegan and soya-free.
The most difficult decision is knowing where to start. Image courtesy Eat Chic.
Limited edition Christmas themed boxes, smaller 'stocking stuffer' sized boxes and exquisite individual chocolates will cater for all tastes. If you're sufficiently organised to plan ahead, you can order online at the Eat Chic website - otherwise, just turn up to the pop up shop on the day.
Not satisfied with off-the-shelf service? Eat Chic also offers an online 'build your own box' feature enabling you to custom-create the chocolate collection of your dreams. If you've got other shopping to do elsewhere, it's also worth mentioning that Eat Chic chocolates are available at Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Sourced Market and Brooklyn Coffee.
Pink and dark chocolate peanut butter cups with raspberry jam. Image courtesy Eat Chic.