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Following our series of events for Fairtrade Fortnight, on Tuesday the 7th of March, Divine’s exclusive chocolatier Erik, came to our Marylebone campus to present its own Fairtrade Chocolate Workshop.

Students and members of staff have actively participated in the lecture given by Erik, where he has first explored the origin of cocoa and chocolate, moving on to the chocolate making process and ending his speech talking about Fairtrade. He has explained to the audience how Divine makes sure that their employees are fairly treated and are able to live the dignified life they deserve. Divine is the only Fairtrade chocolate company which is 44% owned by cocoa farmers.

Following the lecture, Erik has moved on to introduce its chocolate tasting activity, in which he invited the participants to use all of the five senses (yes, even hearing!) before eating the chocolate. The result was extraordinary as everybody agreed on how different the chocolate tasted like.

Lastly, Erik demonstrated how to do a chocolate ganache and how to use this to make exquisite chocolate truffles. All the participants had the opportunity to make their own truffles and bring home all the goodies that they had made.

The event was a great opportunity to talk about Fairtrade, while tasting delicious chocolate and having fun with colleagues and friends. Thank you very much to all the participants!

Here are some pictures taken at the event:

 

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Alessio Norrito

Alessio Norrito

Sustainable Events Assistants at University of Westminster
I work for the sustainability department, helping the organization of events around the University campuses.
Alessio Norrito

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