Everyone deserves to treat themselves. I choose to treat myself with sweet and chocolaty treats. I have a very sweet tooth – and the waistline to prove it. My craving for sweet things border lines on addiction but then what teenager’s doesn’t? Walking along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh every second shop will sell sweet and sugary shortbread in an effort to pander to tourists, but if you’re willing to stray a mere ten minutes away from the mile you will find something really special. At 39 South Clerk Street Edinburgh is Choco-Latte. A wondrous sweet treat shop that sells a plethora of marvellous goodies that will make the staunchest of sweet-haters foam at the mouth. The whole shop feels like the scene from Charlie and Chocolate Factory when they enter the vibrant edible room. With rows upon rows of gorgeous and delicious cakes in their main glass cabinet, juicy lollies hanging from the ceiling making you feel like you’re at a fun fair and bright pink shelves full of mouth-watering sweets and chocolates, this place is my definition of heaven.
All cakes and muffins at Choco-Latte are home-made by their team of lovely staff who are more than happy to chat about their scrumptious creations. I think temptation would overcome me if I was employed there and I would probably eat more than I sold.
I decided to buy a Malteser Slice. With a flapjack-like base, thick layer of creamy chocolate, topped with two crunchy Maltesers, it was a delight to my taste buds. The price was also right too, with it costing less than a pound for this tasty treat. My friend opted for a Honey Comb Crispy- a mixture of chocolaty Rice Krispies and honey comb topped with Maltesers, it was also perfectly made and swiftly demolished.
This place is perfect for those with a sweet tooth, or for those who want to treat their young children but watch out- the adults might end up having more fun.