Founded by sweet lover Jens Knoop in 2013, Knoops has revolutionised the London artisan hot chocolate scene. With the surname ‘Knopp’ which literally translates as ‘button’, we popped into the Clapham Junction branch to discover a range of chocolate drinks lovingly made from real chocolate buttons.
Jens opened his first Knoops shop in Rye, East Sussex in 2013 but has now gone on to build a strong team of chocolate lovers in central London locations such as Clapham Junction, Chelsea, Kensington and Richmond as well as an at-home range of chocolate flakes, and even a chocolate cookbook which can all be found online.
As soon as you enter the shop, you are greeted with a menu of percentages, ranging from 28%, a wonderfully milky white chocolate (tried and tested by a member of the Portico Marketing team) all the way through to a dark 100% cocoa. To order, you simply choose your chocolate percentage. There are also 13 vegan options on offer too so everyone can find a chocolate drink to suit their taste and needs. All of the cocoa is also sourced sustainably, and a range of milk alternatives are available.
If hot chocolate is not your thing, then Knoops offer a range of milkshakes, with the white chocolate milkshake deliciously made from whole chocolate buttons, alongside a range of coffees and mochas. In fact, the team of ‘Knoopologists’ are happy to craft your drink to your exact specifications by adding an extensive range of flavours such as fruit, spices or sea salt to any drink.
What makes Knoops stand out from the crowd is their minimalistic shop décor but their passion for ‘Knoopology’ - the art of crafting your perfect chocolate drink, not just in store, but at home too. There truly is a Knoops to suit every mood.
Take advantage of 10% off your order at Knoops with a valid Portico Places Card. Pop into the Clapham Junction shop which is just a few doors down from the Portico Battersea Office on Northcote Road!