A hot chocolate shop is set to open in the former Ruby Room unit in St Albans.

Knoops, in Market Place, has an approximate opening date of June 2023.

The store will sell a range of "expertly crafted" chocolate-based drinks.


When approached for comment, a spokesperson for Knoops told The Herts Advertiser that the chain's St Albans store has an approximate opening date of June 2023.

The chain's website states: "Our founder Jens Knoop has had a strong relationship with chocolate since his childhood in rural Germany.


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"In 2013, he decided to share his passion and opened the first Knoops store in Rye, East Sussex.

"Since then, Jens has gone on to open more Knoops stores, built a team of chocolate lovers around him, developed an at-home range of chocolate flakes, and even released a chocolate cookbook.

"The Knoops concept is based around our carefully curated percentage menu which offers chocolates to suit every taste and mood.

"We find joy in helping you to discover your perfect chocolate drink, and encourage experimentation with different percentage of chocolates and flavours in a process we call ‘Knoopology’."