Paul A Young’s new shop in the Royal Exchange…

10/09/2007

About eighteen months ago a couple of friends of mine started a chocolate shop in Islington and I wrote about it on plasticbag.org. Today–in about half an hour in fact–they’re opening their second branch near Bank tube station in the Royal Exchange! If you’re in the area you should definitely go and see how they’re doing. Say hi from me! The address is: 20 Royal Exchange, Threadneedle St, London EC3V 3LP and their official website is paulayoung.co.uk. I offered my help in getting the place together on Sunday night, but to be honest they didn’t need me so I just sat around taking pictures of the chocolate-making process and letting my belly gurgle instead. You can see a couple below or go and see the full set over on Flickr.

Paul A Young Chocolates

Paul A Young Chocolates

Yum! Obviously, standard disclaimers apply: They didn’t ask me to write about them and I wouldn’t have done had they asked me to. They’re obviously friends, so I’m predisposed to like them and want them to do well. However, they really do make terribly nice things and I honestly feel that I would be remiss if I didn’t require you to go and try the Sea Salt Caramel. If you went along, tell me what you thought…