A class act with an exquisite sense of taste, invention and discernment, Paul A Young is a former head pastry chef who shuffles ingredients like a croupier with a deck of cards. Black pudding truffle with ginger biscuit and beer? No problem. Marmite-flavoured Madagascan chocolate? He’s done it. Sea-salt caramel? Of course, a gold medal winner at the International Chocolate Awards. As a sideline, Paul also sells a range of luscious ice creams courtesy of East London’s gelato wizards Hackney Gelato, who produce three flavours using the same top-notch ingredients that go into his famous truffles – although you can only find these in his gorgeous boutiques on Camden Passage and The Royal Exchange. Other highlights include regular brownie-making masterclasses and tasting workshops.