The Northern Quarter’s Black Milk dessert café has teamed up with Ramsbottom’s The Chocolate Café to develop its own range of chocolate bars.
The collaboration will see Black Milk turn its hazelnut spread and salted caramel sauce into indulgent chocolate slabs.
The first chocolate bar – Biscoff and salted caramel with white chocolate – launches Friday 17th July, and will be available online and in the café shop.
Working with the Ramsbottom chocolatiers, Black Milk has developed three more chocolate bars, which will be available throughout the summer.
Black Milk contacted The Chocolate Café at the start of lockdown to take the limited-edition bars from idea to shop floor, working tirelessly to perfect the flavour combinations to be ready for sale.
The new flavours include hazelnut spread, caramelised white chocolate and cookies.
And from Monday 3rd August, Black Milk will also offer discounts Monday to Wednesday as part of the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme.
“The Chocolate Café has always been a huge inspiration to us as a food brand – the chance to collaborate with one of Manchester’s best most creative chocolatiers has been a really fun experience,” says founder of Black Milk, Olly Taylor.
“We are always looking for new ways to adapt the Black Milk flavours, so to have the opportunity to make our own chocolate bar has been exciting.
“Our collaborations work historically has been led by catering events, but this has been massively impacted by coronavirus.
“With so many events postponed or cancelled, we have had to adapt to ensure we still make the magic happen in the ‘new normal’ – working with brands like The Chocolate Café is a fun way for us to showcase creative food experiences online for our fans and find new shoppers.”
The new chocolate bars will be available for purchase from Black Milk’s café and on its web shop, RRP £3.95. Black Milk Northern Quarter is open 12pm – 6pm Monday to Thursday and Sunday, and 12pm – 8pm on Friday and Saturday, with seating inside and outside.