Hotel Chocolat opens its doors.
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British chocolatier and cocoa grower Hotel Chocolat has opened its first Teesside store.
The new Teesside Shopping Park outlet offers the chain's luxury chocolates, including its famous slabs, boxes and hampers.
It will also be home to a specialist cafe where shoppers can take a break and indulge in a menu which will include a variety of hot chocolates, Coffee Chocolat Lattes, ice cream and 'teaolat' - a tea infusion that blends herbs, spices and cacao shells.
To celebrate the opening, Hotel Chocolat is hosting a launch event next Friday where customers will be treated to free chocolate samples, a glass of prosecco and 15% off.
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Kyle Shepard, Hotel Chocolat store manager at Teesside, said: "We're very much looking forward to bringing the latest addition in our boutique portfolio of stores to Teesside.
"As one of the world's few cocoa growing chocolatiers, our products offer sophistication, style and uniqueness.
"As well as our offer diverse range of chocolates instore, we hope that the new cafe will bring customers a relaxing space to stop off from their busy shopping trips and treat themselves to something from our menu."
Mike Clarke, centre director at Teesside, said: "Hotel Chocolat is a fantastic new brand for the centre and town, and we're sure it will be a huge success with our local shoppers.
"The new store is part of our continued drive to provide shops that locals want and to make the centre a great place for people to spend time."
Teesside's Hotel Chocolat is located between Footasylum and H&M.
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Store support worker Sam Harper makes a specialist ice cream IAN MCINTYRE