Sir Chocolate and the Condensed Milk River 30

Sir Chocolate and the Condensed Milk River


Robbie and Michael Cheadle


Sir Chocolate and the Condensed Milk River by Robbie and Michael Cheadle is a story and cookbook in one. It is the latest in a great fun series from a mother and her young son, the Author/Baker team of Robbie and Michael Cheadle​. Their series of gloriously illustrated books for younger children are quite simply unique.

The books tell of the adventures of Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet and their friends. The inhabitants of Chocolateville; where everything and everyone is edible.

The concept was the brain child of Robbie’s son Michael. When he was a few years younger than he is now, and learning to read, he cleverly realised he could draw his mother away from dull lessons by weaving tales about made-up characters in a land of chocolate.

Equally clever (like mother like son, no doubt) Robbie turned it to his educational advantage by encouraging him write down his stories. So was born a family–friendly, cross-generational series that combined their love of spending precious family-time together indulging in favourite pastimes such as writing poetry, cooking, and it must be said, eating chocolate.

The series of books consist of cute and clever child-friendly poems, which adults can read to youngsters, and even encourage youngsters to read along. More family-fun time is guaranteed by the inclusion of uncomplicated recipes. Describing the scrumptious delights as simple; simply does not do them justice. Each recipe is designed to allow the youngsters to fully participate, thus passing on valuable life skills, and creating memories that will last both generations a lifetime, while also making fun things to eat.

The book and its predecessors are all illustrated with delightful figures made from fondant icing and sweets. Edible works of art that are easy enough for readers to copy: perhaps even making their own versions of Chocolateville for birthday parties and other celebrations.

Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet’s latest adventure has an ecological message. It explores what happens when the river of condensed milk running through Chololateville dries up causing all the fish to die. This is a subtle way of introducing very young children to the world issues that will no doubt be plaguing generations for some time to come. Plus the guaranteed happy ending helps youngsters feel they can really make a difference to the world.

Any one of Robbie and Michael’s clever and unique books would make great presents with Christmas coming up. Not just for Kids but for Parents and Grandparents too! They are charming and packed with fun recipes and stories to turn every kitchen day into an adventure that brings young and old together to create enduring memories.

Perhaps it’s time to collect the set!




To see more of Robbie and Michael’s work check out

The World of Sir Chocolate


The Blog on the website Robbie’s Inspiration

30 thoughts on “Sir Chocolate and the Condensed Milk River

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  2. Reply Teagan Geneviene Nov 1,2017 5:23 pm

    Robbie is such an inspiration, Paul. Thanks for sharing. Hugs to you both.

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  4. Reply Norah Colvin Oct 29,2017 6:52 am

    How lovely to read about Robbie and her books here on your blog, Paul. Children will love them. (I love looking at the illustrations most – so clever!)

  5. Reply Shehanne Moore Oct 27,2017 1:21 pm

    a lovely book by a lovely lady and her son. A treat in anyone’s language xzxxx

  6. Reply D. Wallace Peach Oct 26,2017 10:26 pm

    Lovely review of Robbie and Michael’s book. They are so creatiive!

  7. Reply susan scott Oct 26,2017 5:27 pm

    What a wonderful review and how lovely that there is an ecological issue woven into the story! Kudos to you and Michael Robbie!

    • Reply Paul Oct 27,2017 12:13 am

      Susan that is what struck me about the ecological element. It is so important to educate the young in a fun and meaningful way. It is the only way we will get the world saved. to echo you Kudos Robbie & Michael

      • Reply Robbie Cheadle Nov 1,2017 4:46 am

        Thank you, Susan. Paul is a very smart guy and was the first to comment on the ecological aspect.

  8. Reply sally cronin Oct 26,2017 10:33 am

    A fantastic review for Sir Chocolate and will share on Monday’s Cafe update.. xx

  9. Reply Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, MCC, SCAC Oct 26,2017 10:10 am

    What a comprehensive and clever review of a clever book in a clever series, Paul.

    What mother, grandmother (or kitchen-friendly older sibling, father or grandfather) could resist buying at least one for a child’s Christmas gift after reading your review?!

    No WONDER Robbie is thrilled. I would be too.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    • Reply Paul Oct 27,2017 12:20 am

      Dear Madelyn wouldn’t that be lovely. And it will happen I am sure. It is only a matter of time before the coconut covered white chocolate marshmallow centred snowball causes a meringue avalanche of epic proportions. Damn! Now I have just accidentally given away the plot of Robbie and Michael’s new bestseller! Pxxx

  10. Reply Robbie Cheadle Oct 26,2017 5:25 am

    I was completely overwhelmed to find this lovely review of Michael and my book this morning, Paul. Thank you so much, we are delighted.

    • Reply Paul Oct 27,2017 12:24 am

      Robbie and Michael, its totally deserved just pleased you felt I did it justice. You guys have a totally unique brand (sorry to sound all business like cos it’s so much more than a ‘brand’) with strong cross-generational family-centered appeal. It is much too hot to miss. Pxxx

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