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    Hotel Chocolat opens on Newbury Street

    Hotel Chocolat cofounder and CEO Angus Thirlwell was serving up treats to the crowd.
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    Hotel Chocolat cofounder and CEO Angus Thirlwell was serving up treats to the crowd.

    Hotel Chocolat celebrated the opening of its first store in the United States — it’s on Newbury Street, of course — with a well-attended party this week. Company cofounder and CEO Angus Thirlwell was serving up sweet treats to a crowd (including Boston Foodie blogger Will McAdoo) eager to sample the Willy Wonka-worthy goods. We were interested to learn the shop offers private chocolate tastings — but by appointment only.

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