Juliette Binoche opens a shop selling her special recipe chocolate in a quiet 1959 French town and transforms the lives of everyone she meets.

Alfred Molina is the mayor who is hostile towards her, Judi Dench is her cranky landlady and then there’s laidback Irish gypsy Johnny Depp to offer a spot of romance.

Eminently addictive, this is a feast of whimsical comedy, heartwarming moments and genteel drama. Shiny, sweet, beautiful to look at and with two soft-centred stars, this is a delicious confection.