Unique ID: jenniferearle
Keywords: chocolate, food guide, London , ,
Industry sector: FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods), Other, Tourism
Location: United Kingdom
A food professional with more than 12 years experience working in the fine chocolate world as well as in major retailers, as a Food Buyer, a Food Developer and as a Tasting Guide.
Adventure, Consumer and Shopping, Drink, Entrepreneurs, Events, Food and Nutrition, Food and Nutrition, Food, Drink and Events, Tourism, Travel, Travel, Travel, Leisure and Adventurers, Vegetarian, Vegetarian
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods), Other, Tourism
My main driving purpose is to help connect people with fantastic food in a fun and informative way.
Eat The Week – Channel 4 (Sunday 4th June 2017) – identifying good chocolate
Virgin Radio (April 2017)
BBC 5LIVE – Wake Up to Money (14 April 2017)
Victoria Derbyshire, BBC2 – guest “Food Taster” discussing sugar guidelines (30 March 2017)
BBC 5LIVE – guest discussing new sugar guidelines (30 March 2017)
William Sitwell’s Biting Talk, Soho Radio Show (11 October 2016)
BBC Regional Radio with Mark Forrest discussing chocolate tours
BBC Radio 5 Live (30 August 2016) – discussing failed Hershey / Mondelez merger
BBC Regional Radio (February 2016) with Mark Forrest discussing Kit Kat trying to patent the 4-finger bar
BBC Radio 2, Chris Evans Breakfast Show (January 2016) – discussing the perfect hot chocolate
Sky News – (February 2015) – “Chocolate more addictive than coffee & alcohol?”
Jennifer comes from a long line of chocoholics and has spent more than a decade 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.
Jennifer 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.
A considerable amount of Jennifer’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. She conducts food trend exploration days for innovation teams.
In order to make great food more easily identifiable and easier to locate she runs two businesses: Chocolate Ecstasy Tours which she launched in 2005 and Taste Tripper, launched this year. Taste Tripper follows the same principle of connecting quality food to appreciative consumers, but provides more flexibility for consumers and the artisans. There are plans to expand internationally.
Jennifer appears regularly on radio and television as a guest chocolate expert and has written for and been quoted for various newspapers and magazines.
Degrees in Business and Psychology
Experience taster and judge for the Academy of Chocolate Awards, the Great Taste Awards, the International Chocolate Awards, Which? Magazine and the Quality Food Awards.
i Weekend (April 2017) – Jennifer Earle, Chocolate Expert
Good Things Magazine (February 2017)
Olive Magazine (February 2017)
delicious. Magazine (December 2017)
Food & Travel Magazine – consultant to Chocolate & Wine Pairing (November 2016)
Good Things Magazine – A Day in The Life (October 2016)
Caffeine Magazine (October 2016)
Telegraph on Sunday (October 2016)
Mayfair Times (September 2016)
Prima Magazine (September 2016)
Woman Magazine (August 2016)
Chocolate – Indulge Your Inner Chocoholic by Dom Ramsey. Featured Professional Chocolate Taster
Various tasting events are planned with tastetripper.com