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Lindt opening Willy Wonka-style chocolate museum and tour complete with world’s biggest chocolate fountain

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Lindt is opening a brand new Willy Wonka-style chocolate museum and you don’t need a golden ticket to get in! 

Dedicated to the history and production of one of Switzerland’s most delicious exports, which dates back to 1845, this place will give Willy Wonka a run for his money. 

The museum will contain the world’s highest free-standing chocolate fountain standing a whopping 9.3 metres high, circulating 1,000 litres of liquid delicious chocolate.

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The huge exhibition space spans 1,500 square metres and gives you an insight into each aspect of the chocolate world through each different and specially designed room. 

The Chocolate History room will show guests the 5,000 year-long history of chocolate, and the Swiss Pioneers room explains how Switzerland became the home of chocolate.

There’s also a real-life factory that will demonstrate exactly how modern production actually works – plus you’ll get to taste springs of white, dark and milk chocolate in the Unlimited Chocolate Tasting room.

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Then there’s the wackiest room of all, the ‘Innovation Lab’, where you can get any of your wildest chocolatiest questions answered. 

The Chocolate Factory – sorry, Lindt Home of Chocolate – is opening in Zurich on September 13th, and is well worth a trip to Switzerland for.

Get ‘golden tickets’ and find out more info here.   

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A new spot dedicated to pastel de nata has opened in Manchester Arndale

This looks so good!

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If you love pastel de nata and are gutted that a trip to Portugal to sample them in their home country looks to be off the cards this year, then we’ve got some good news for you.

A new spot dedicated to the delicious little Portuguese treats has opened in the Arndale food market, and it looks so good.

Just Natas officially launched in the Arndale Market this week, joining established vendors like Viet Shack and Salt & Pepper.

Born out of a passion for the delicious, custard-filled snacks, Just Natas only serves up pastéis de nata and espresso – but what more could you want?

It’s open from 10am until 5pm – or until they sell-out, which has already happened this week – so you best be quick if you want to grab some.

It’s all baked fresh on-site daily, and you can even grab takeaway boxes stacked with as many natas as you like (all of them).

Just Natas is open every day from 10am at the Arndale Market, and you can follow them on Instagram here to stay up to date.

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Manchester’s newest outdoor food market is now doing brunch and it looks next level

That’s my weekend plans sorted…

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If you’re looking for somewhere to grab a brunch with a difference this weekend, then we’ve got just the place for you.

Head down to Escape To Freight Island, as it just got a whole lot better with the launch of its brand spanking new weekend brunch menu.

It’s available every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12pm, and it looks like some absolutely next level scran.

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You can expect a seriously good selection of delicious brunch dishes and plenty of cocktails (not just prosecco!). There’s loads on the menu, with the platform offering up plenty of veggie and vegan options too.

Grab yourself some delicious things like the Patty Queen Breakfast Bun (£6.50), with double sausage patty, free-range egg, proper American cheese, grilled potato, brioche bun, and top and bottom ketchup.

There’s also some great flatbreads on offer, like the Smashed Cannellini & Nduja Pizetta (£8), with Cannellini bean, Nduja, Cumberland sausage, red onion, kale and Fior di Latte cheese.

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There’s also a vegan favourite, Grilled Avo & Halloumi Khubz (£8), with avocado, grilled portobello mushroom, coriander and pickled cucumber.

As for drinks, you can choose from a great selection of beers, soft drinks and cocktails, including Mimosas and Bloody Marys –  a brunch classic.

So what are you waiting for? Get yourself booked in here!

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Manchester’s best tiki bar is back with brand new colourful cocktails AND pizza

If you like Pina Coladas…

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The city’s best tiki bar is back open with a brand new cocktail menu, new look and even pizza!

If you’re not going on holiday this year, treat yourself to some bright tiki cocktails in the colourful Liars Club. 

The Liars Club reopened on Wednesday September 23rd, with a whole new cocktail menu.

The ‘Liars Original’ menu includes a delicious Liars Club version of the classic Pornstar Martini, filled to the brim with Bacardi Blanca, Passionfruit, vanilla, lime, pineapple and plenty of bubbles.

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There’s also the classic and bright blue Cobalt Bay, a tangy concoction of Mount Gay rum, Cocchi Americano, lemon, guava and grapefruit.

And for those who like Campari drinks, try the Two Birds One Stone, a mix of 5 Golden Rums, Campari, Galliano, pineapple, pandan and lime.

There is, of course, Tiki Classics to really get you in that holiday mood including Liars’ Pina Colada, Mai Tai, Daigquiri and a Zombie that will make you feel as such the next day.

AND what’s more you can even order a pizza from Crazy Pedro’s next door! 

Get involved and find more info here! 

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