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Judith Lewis
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It's not often I get invited to the East India Company but when I got invited to the launch of their ice cream, I had to try it. I mean, how could you not
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Ingredients: 4 medium egg whites 175g caster sugar 75g toasted chopped hazelnuts 1 1/2 tbsp of cocoa powder 250ml double cream 50g sugar Method: 1. Preheat
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I can't even win a holiday and not turn it into a blog post. So here is my first post on my trip to the UAE and specifically Sharjah. Since I lived to tell about it I think we can safely assume that it is safe...
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I created this recipe to be like other, more complicated spiced sugar cookies but easier to make (and still as yummy)
I've loved sugar cookies for a long time but I've never had an excuse to make them. I thought that for the holidays it would be lovely to have a spiced coo
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Absolutely decadently indulgent hot chocolate
Christmas is coming and as such I treat myself to the occasional tipple but of course I have to include chocolate in it. One of the things I love doing is
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I'm giving away THREE chocolate advent calendars thanks to the awesome folk at Hotel Chocolat so enter to win one!
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Picnics and wine or beer - it's probably the most common pairing of a summer afternoon in the park. I'm not the world's biggest picnic fan what with the bu
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If you're going to go all the way to Belgium on Eurostar, why not go a little bit further and visit Mechelen?
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Places I have been, and want to visit (and I swear I am NOT a wine snob!)
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Win some free ice cream!
It's that time of the year again - when we remember the MOON cake, the CLOUD cake and the VILLAGE cake and we wonder what Haagen-Dazs has in store for us t
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I spoke at #DWCC   #EWBC   and while I don't usually share my slides I made an exception for this one talk :-)
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Work
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Chocolate Reviewer, SEO, PPC, Social Media, Training, Conference Speaker, etc.
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SEO, Social Media, PPC, Integrated Marketing, Online Marketing, Speaking, Digital Marketing, Chocolate, Social Media Marketing, Digital Strategy, Link Building, Keyword Research, Organic Search, Online Advertising, Public Speaking,
Employment
  • Mostly About Chocolate Blog
    Chocolate Editor & Reviewer, 2009 - present
  • Beyond
    Head of Search, 2010 - present
  • i-level
    Search Director, 2008 - 2010
  • Centaur Media
    Search Manager, 2006 - 2008
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London, Toronto, Didcot
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Passionate about chocolate, SEO, wine & life!
Introduction

Judith (who loves chocolate more than SEO at times and so has a chocolate blog for your pleasure) comes from a very technical background, having taken programming courses in high school in her home town of Toronto, Canada in 1986.  Her Lab time via the school mainframe got her onto the dial-in network and what was then social networking (MUCKs).  With moving to the UK in 1996 and the advent of broadband, she has barely logged off since. 

 

She has been working in search and online marketing since 1996, when she helped a friend create and market a jewellery and giftware business online.  Using her degree in psychology to understand and leverage the ways people were searching for goods and information online, she quickly delved into the world of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).

 

Judith has extensive experience in performing “hands-on” SEO, indulging in everything from keyword research through to content development and link building.  She is also a dab hand at strategising social level media campaigns as well as paid search (PPC) campaign creation and management.  Prior to joining Beyond in April 2010, Judith worked at i-level after working in-house across a variety of sectors including retail/eCommerce, high-tech and publishing.

 

As Search Director at i-level, Judith worked strategically with the search team for clients including Fidelity, GalaCoral, the National Gallery, NBC Universal, Readers Digest, Bayer, RBS & NatWest, the CIPD, Orange and the COI (UK Government), creating integrated strategies involving paid and natural search combined with social media marketing.

 

At Beyond Judith is heading up the specialist search team, working to deliver a fully integrated digital solution to clients.  She is working on integrated online strategic solutions, online reputation management, social media engagement strategies, technical auditing, optimisation of digital assets (text, image, video, news, etc), bespoke training, search consultancy and competitive assessment and analysis.

 

Judith writes regularly for SEO Chicks as a blogger, Centaur’s “Technology Weekly”, a B2B newsletter covering news around the internet and Mostly About Chocolate where she writes about her other passion.  She speaks at various conferences and enjoys sharing her knowledge. Judith has been a judge of the UK Search Awards, Affiliate Awards and Academy of Chocolate Awards which may have been the most difficult of the lot ;-)

Bragging rights
I am a founding Modern Muse in everywoman’s Modern Muse project. I was interviewed for "New Scientist" as an expert in online reputation management. I have written for Marketing Week and Technology Weekly. I blog at SEO Chicks as a blogger. I review chocolate at Mostly About Chocolate. I speak at various conferences all over the world. I am up for a “Female Social Media Guru” award. I have appeared on "BBC Click" and "Night Waves".
Education
  • Various Chocolate Makers
    chocolate reviews, 2003 - present
  • York University
    Psychology - Specialized Honours, 1989 - 1994
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East India Company Launches Ice Cream to Beat the Summer Heat with Quali...
mostlyaboutchocolate.com

It's not often I get invited to the East India Company but when I got invited to the launch of their ice cream, I had to try it. I mean, how

Matching Wine or Beer to Your Picnic this Summer | Mostly About Chocolat...
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Picnics and wine or beer - it's probably the most common pairing of a summer afternoon in the park. I'm not the world's biggest picnic fan w

Easy Chocolate Marbled Meringues with Chopped Hazelnuts Dessert Recipe (...
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Ingredients: 4 medium egg whites 175g caster sugar 75g toasted chopped hazelnuts 1 1/2 tbsp of cocoa powder 250ml double cream 50g sugar Met

Brannland Ice Cider Review and Ice Cider Cheesecake Recipe | Mostly Abou...
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I spotted an announcement about Brannland ice cider and asked for a sample because as a Southern Canadian gal, I know Ice Cider and consider

MR SIPPY - The ice cream vans get a winter warming hot chocolate makeove...
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With the prospect of crisp white snow, putting on our matching hat, gloves and scarf and wrapping up in that brand new furry winter jacket,

La Maison du Chocolat Christmas 2015 Is Beautifully Delicious | Mostly A...
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I was stunned when I saw it. It was magnificently beautiful and it took my breath away. I cannot imagine eating it and yet that is exactly w

Christmas Is for Enjoying and Here are My Picks | Mostly About Chocolate...
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I love Christmas but every year I seem to get work piled on me in December which means I struggle to blog. Add to that the fact the backend

Easy Fragrant Spiced Orange and Cinnamon Christmas Wreath | Mostly About...
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Wreaths are possibly my favourite Christmas decoration (especially when they come in chocolate ;-) ). I think they make my house look beauti

Shop Selfridges This Christmas for Out-of-this-World Gifts | Mostly Abou...
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This year Selfridges themed their gifts on the zodiac and created a whole star section. It is so much fun to being a bit of the 70's when th

Pauls Christmas Buche Range is the Best for 2015 | Mostly About Chocolat...
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I love the Paul Bakery in Oxford (and really everywhere) for their bread as well as the amazing buche they have at Christmas. I was lucky en

Easy Spiced Sugar Cookies Recipe | Mostly About Chocolate Blog
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I've loved sugar cookies for a long time but I've never had an excuse to make them. I thought that for the holidays it would be lovely to ha

New 2015 Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Christmas Cake & WIN Some Haagen-Dazs...
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It's that time of the year again - when we remember the MOON cake, the CLOUD cake and the VILLAGE cake and we wonder what Haagen-Dazs has in

Baileys Irish Cream Ultimate Hot Chocolate Shots Recipe | Mostly About C...
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Christmas is coming and as such I treat myself to the occasional tipple but of course I have to include chocolate in it. One of the things I

#Winning is THREE Hotel Chocolat Advent Calendars up for Grabs! | Mostly...
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That's right - the competitions are back baby YEAH! We've had THREE great Advent calendars donated by Hotel Chocolat which you can enter to

Where Have All the Young Pastry Chefs Gone? | Mostly About Chocolate Blog
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Apparently in the UK, and further afield, we are suffering from a lack of young pastry chefs. The next generation of chefs have decided to g

Why Not Notts? Nottinghamshire is About More Than Sherwood | Mostly Abou...
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I think like many North Americans I have a bit of a soft spot for Nottinghamshire. Not because of the county itself, but rather because of i

Mocha Chocolate Brownie Bowl Recipe for Haagen-Dazs Coffee Ice Cream | M...
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If you, like my husband and I, are a lover of Häagen-Dazs coffee ice cream and have been waiting for it to come to the UK for years, the tim

Tear and Share Dough Balls with Dark Chocolate Sauce | Mostly About Choc...
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New independent research, commissioned by Callebaut shows that the traditional three meals a day no longer exist, instead 46% of consumers w

My Insiders Guide To Chocolate Week Events | Mostly About Chocolate Blog
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What's the use of being a food and drinks blogger if I don't get a sneaky peek at things not in the press releases fluttering around out the

Chocolate Covered Waffle Bites Recipe - Breakfast Chocolate Treat | Most...
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Callebaut is trying to get chefs to think differently about how they incorporate chocolate in to their desserts and to think outside dinner

Extremely tiny shop sometimes they don't have exactly what I am looking for but still a great place to grab some Hotel Chocolat chocolates. It's along one wall of the station and it is really tiny so easy to miss but try not to and grab some yummy chocs!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Absolutely stunning new shopping experience and Hotel Chocolat is part of it. A small shop, the staff are still very friendly and welcoming. You can get all of your favourites from the Hotel Chocolat range. Brilliantly yummy!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
This place is only OK. While they have an array of fresh filled chocolate they are lower quality than I usually indulge in. There is a lot of low quality and moderate quality but within a short distance there is a lot of higher quality chocolate. That said they do have some interesting flavours in their filled chocolates and they do try and the price point is lower than high quality chocolates. I just think that if you check my custom chocolate shops map (which this is on) there are a lot of better shops out there.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
This shop has been changed into a cafe. The shop is in the front and in the middle of the store they have chocolate conching which fills the shop with the smell of the chocolate. At the back is the seating where you can rest while you nibble on a bespoke snack or drink a chocolate drink. An absolutely top notch place to visit whether to buy Hotel Chocolat chocolates or for a short sit for a cocoa shot. You absolutely gotta visit this one or Roast + Conch
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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I'm on the fence with Neuhaus. On one hand it is nothing more than mass market, overly fatty chocolate but on the other it is a traditional Belgian chocolate and lots of people like that. I am no fan of the whick shaped shell and whipped fatty interiors and even their attempts at praline and ganache fall flat with me. I'm just not a fan. Some are, I'm not.
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reviewed 2 years ago
A delightful shop filled with the most amazing chocolate. They don't just do bars here at Rococo, they also do filled ganaches. At Easter they have themed chocolate as well as Christmas and all the holidays. The chocolate is delicious and really the ganaches are top notch and you won't regret anything you buy from here. I review a lot of their chocolate on my blog so you can always check specific tasting notes but overall this is amazing stuff!
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reviewed 2 years ago
What an impressive place to visit! Of course, one does not simply walk into Mordor without stopping to admire the absolutely incredible stone work surrounding the area. The bleak landscape seems that bit bleaker as it is forced to compete with the giant iron gates and twinned towers guarding the interior from outsiders. The sky is seemingly always impressively lit by an active volcano which my companion on this trip and I are hoping to visit though I hear the trip can be slightly treacherous. It looked much like Stromboli off Sicily. While we hadn’t boked our room in advance, we were met by a large party who took our bags for us and brought us straight to our rooms. Very efficient, if brusque, service. In our rooms, you could see how they were trying to copy the Malmaison in Oxford who turned a jail into a hotel but I assume there were more limitations on the room modifications as the accommodation was sparse and the doors were unnecessarily heavy and still jail-like. Our journey through the area was sadly cut short and we were unable to visit the famous jewellery shop inside the large tower as there seemed some unexpected geological instability in the area (though with an active volcano surely not completely unexpected). We left to do some rock climbing and visited a rodeo in Rohan before returning home. Hoping to return one day as the jewellery is globally famous and as a collector of such precious things it would be good to have a souvenir of such rarity.
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