If there’s one place we would willingly take on a food challenge, it’d be here. What can only be described as Manchester’s chocolate paradise, Slattery has become an iconic brand in the North West, well-known for its fine chocolates and pâtissier in Whitefield and their food challenge.
An absolute haven for milk chocolate, the chocolatiers have been experts in their field since 1967 – where they started life as a bakery in Higher Broughton. Now, over 50 years later, the brand has grown into a well-respected chocolatier and pâtissier, still to this day offering cakes and confectionery inspired by the founder’s son John Slattery’s time training in Switzerland. But anyway, more of what we actually came for. The ultimate food challenge.
Coming up with a serious dose of sugar for chocolate lovers to try, Slattery launched their beloved chocolate challenge around nine years ago – and it gives us serious ‘eyes bigger than the belly’ syndrome.
Available to try at their Masons Dining Room – where you can also just enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate with cake at your own pace – the chocolate challenge consists of some of Slattery’s very best goodies, with an intense amount of chocolate to get through. So much so, they warn that only ‘serious chocoholics’ should attempt to complete it. And we, of course, think we fit the bill.
Including a giant slab of American-style chocolate fudge cake, fresh cream, a portion of chocolate ice cream, two chocolate pots filled with melted chocolate and a tall hot chocolate topped off with cream and a piece of chocolate, the challenge is an absolute dream for those with a sweet tooth – and while it sounds like an absolute mountain of sugar to conquer, many have managed to tackle their way through the indulgent plate over the years.
For those who do polish it all off, winners are rewarded with a chocolate medal, as well as a 100g box of handmade chocolates to enjoy (once you’ve overcome your chocolate coma, of course).
The Slattery chocolate challenge costs just £20, and can be ordered while visiting Masons Dining Room. Find out more here.