The total UK chocolate market is worth about GBP3.7 billion a year, which is GBP62.64 per person. A family of four will spend, on average, GBP250 a year on chocolate. Although everyone knows the health risks of eating too much chocolate, a study in 2006, published by The New Scientist, found that a moderate, regular consumption of cocoa could actually lower blood pressure.
Everyone needs to treat themselves from time to time, and there's no better way than with the world's most naughty-but-unbelievably-nice ingredient. From cakes and bakes to desserts and sweets, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Chocolate Recipes provides you with 200 irresistible recipes to satisfy every sweet tooth, including clever variations and new ideas. Every recipe is illustrated and includes clear step-by-step instructions, making them suitable for any cook. Whether indulging yourself on the sofa or stunning guests with these tantalising dishes, you'll never need another chocolate recipe book again.
Felicity Barnum-Bobb is an experienced home economist and stylist. Having previously worked as Cookery Director for several national women's magazines including Good Housekeeping, Prima, Woman, and Best, she is currently Food Editor at Bella Magazine. Author of several cookery books ranging from one pot recipes to cakes and bakes, Felicity finally has the chance to well and truly satisfy her chocolate addiction with Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Chocolate Recipes.