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Coco in the capital: New chocolate lovers' city break

5th July 2012 Print
Princes Street Suites

Sweet-toothed travellers can now enjoy the ideal gourmet getaway with a choice of new and exclusive chocolate lovers' city breaks in Edinburgh.

This summer, prestigious city centre apartments, Princes Street Suites, has teamed up with luxury boutique chocolatier, Coco Chocolate, to offer two deliciously indulgent experiences, from a personal tasting evening to a hands-on chocolate school.

The award-winning organic chocolatiers that brought the city haggis-spiced chocolate, Coco has two boutique outlets in Edinburgh and is sold in both Harvey Nichols and Selfridges in London. Established in 2004, Coco Chocolate has established an enviable reputation as a specialist in the art of fine handmade chocolate and prides itself on creating only 'real chocolate' - high in cocoa content and rich cocoa butter.

Taste of Coco is a personal tasting experience, accompanied by a glass of champagne, in the comfort of a stylish two or three bedroom apartment at Princes Street Suites. The one-hour masterclass is hosted by a Coco connoisseur, who will guide guests through the mouth-watering range of delectable treats.

Prices start from £70BB per person, based on four adults sharing a two bedroom apartment, or £60BB per person, based on six adults sharing a three bedroom apartment. (Minimum four people)

For those looking to step into complete chocolate heaven, Coco Chocolate School is the ideal experience. The two-hour masterclass offers the rare opportunity to learn how to hand temper chocolate on marble, along with making a selection of organic chocolate bars, moulded chocolates and fruit filled broken chocolate.  The package includes private transfers to and from the Coco Kitchen, champagne on arrival and a luxury Coco hamper.

Prices start from £160BB per person, based on two adults sharing a one bedroom apartment, or £120BB per person based on four adults sharing a two bedroom apartment.

Located in the heart of Edinburgh city centre, Princes Street Suites boasts a stunning collection of one, two and three bedroom holiday apartments, plus an impressive 1500sqft three bedroom penthouse, housed within an iconic 19th Century building.

The largest serviced apartments in the city, each suite comprises exceptionally bright and spacious interiors, including a large open plan living and dining space featuring unrivalled views across the city skyline. The kitchen or kitchenette comes complete with a host of appliances including oven, hob, washing machine and dishwasher, while the master bedrooms are finished with a private en suite shower room. Princes Street Suites also offers a range of extra services from private in-room catering and babysitting to airport transfers and business secretarial services.

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