Panic stations! We could be heading for a chocolate shortage and the only thing that’s sweet about that are these recipes from Sainsbury's magazine

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Image: X recipes to eat before we run out of chocolate

Photo: Martin Poole

I should cocoa: whip up these raspberry and white chocolate brownies

Two words guaranteed to test one’s strength of character were uttered this week:


Chocolate. Shortage.


With rumours of a looming global chocolate shortage there’s nothing you can do apart from stockpile a few bars and cook. Quick! 

The truffle twist

Whisky, ginger and chocolate were made for each other. Fact.

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Chocolate truffles

Photo: Dan Jones

Stack ‘em high

This stack of boozy, chocolatey loveliness is crying out for a girls’ night in.

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Chocolate pancake stack

Photo: Martin Poole


MasterChef magic

This white chocolate mousse with spiced ice cream from Marcus Wareing is like a creamy, sweet comfort blanket (of the edible kind, obviously).

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White chocolate mousse

Photo: Jonathan Gregson


Cocoa creation

Who doesn’t love a pavlova? Especially when there’s dark chocolate and sweet mango swirled into the mix.

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Chocolate pavlova

Photo: Brett Stevens


Squash those fears

Rich, nutty and ever-so chocolatey, this dense cake is sure to convince you that baking with butternut squash is best (goodbye beetroot). Don’t wait for a special occasion, you owe it to yourself. 

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Butternut, chocolate and toasted pecan cake

Photo: Karen Thomas


Sweet sarnie

These chocolate orange cookies from Great British Bake Off 2011 winner Jo Wheatley are sandwiched together with silky smooth chocolate. They're utterly sinful – but totally worth it.

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Chocolate sandwich cookies

Photo: Chris Alack


Nigel Slater's cardamom creation

A rich chocolate pot with a hint of the exotic: oh Nigel, you know exactly what we want in a pud.

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Chocolate pots

Photo: Jonathan Lovekin

Make the most of your chocolate by taking it in a whole new direction with these crazy chocolate flavour combos