More about Jennifer Earle
Jen comes from a long line of chocoholics and has spent more than fifteen years working in the fine chocolate world and broader food industry.
She is an internationally recognised chocolate expert, called upon to comment on the chocolate industry and on topics related to tasting. She is a judge for the International Chocolate Awards, the Academy of Chocolate Awards, the Great Taste Awards, the Quality Food Awards and Which? Magazine. Some of these she has been involved with in a grand juror capacity.
Jen spent several years as a Food Buyer at Marks & Spencer and as a Food Developer at McDonald's UK covering a variety of categories including produce, prepared meals, promotional calendars, new category introductions,health foods, coffee and McFlurry's. She continues to consult on new product development and runs food innovation safaris for many of the UK's largest food retailers and manufacturers. A considerable amount of Jen's time is spent reading about and visiting new food openings - restaurants, pop ups and shops - in London, where she lives, and on her regular travels.
Obsessed with chocolate she started Chocolate Ecstasy Tours in 2005, adding Ice Cream Tours in 2014 and Sweet Treats Tours in 2016. The Sweet Vegan Tour was due to start in 2020 but instead she is currently running Onine Mystery Chocolate Tastings for the public and privately.
Jen appears regularly on radio and television as a guest chocolate expert and has written for and been quoted for various newspapers and magazines.