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Christmas Gift Collection 2015

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and our online boutique is full of festive treats and gift ideas.

For a classic Christmas gift, why not give our Christmas Chocolate Collection? There’s three box sizes to choose from, all handmade and filled with festive flavours including clementine & clove caramels, Irish cream & nutmeg and cinnamon praline.

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Christmas Chocolate Collection – filled with festive flavours, these handmade chocolates make a perfect gift for every chocolate lover

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Macs and Snacks

It’s been a really lovely week at chocolate HQ!

The week started off with a bespoke macaron order for a wedding dessert table. We’d matched the shell colours and fillings to the theme, filling pale dusky pink ones with raspberry compote and white chocolate and the sea green shells with white chocolate flavoured with fresh lime and toasted coconut. It was really lovely to be sent a photo of how they looked as part of the beautiful display, and we really hope everyone enjoyed demolishing it!

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We’re all going on a summer holi….. nope back to work!

Our festival season came to an end (at least the ones we had booked for the Summer have all been and gone), and we could really use a holiday…. which is why we went straight into a week of product testing, markets, client visits and tastings. The world of chocolate never rests!

First up a little experimentation with new chocolate decorations. I was quite pleased with this red speckled pattern, although my dear colleague thought it looked like someone had been stabbed. A quick coating of bronze made them look a little less what we had dubbed “crime scene chic”, and a lot more appropriate for their maple caramel and pecan praline filling.

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Trying a new chocolate design, affectionately dubbed “crime scene chic”…. These eventually became maple caramel and pecan praline chocolates., as part of our latest seasonal selection box.

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Food Festivals & Farmers’ Markets

To say that we’ve had a hectic weekend would be an understatement.

First off, we were at the Tatton Park Foodies Festival from Friday to Sunday. There was a great atmosphere from the start, with visitors starting to queue long before the event opened each day. We were actually greeted each morning by herds of beautiful fallow deer and sheep, grazing in the sunshine. Continue reading Food Festivals & Farmers’ Markets

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Izzy, Wizzy, Let’s get busy!

Another weekend and TWO new places for us!

Our first trip will be to this year’s Tatton Park Foodies Festival. This takes places over three days (Friday 17th-Sunday 19th) and is a huge festival with all the usual suspects, including great local produce, celebrity chefs and tons to see and do. Set in beautiful Tatton Park, this promises to be the biggest festival we have attended so far, and hopefully the best one yet! Continue reading Izzy, Wizzy, Let’s get busy!

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The past few weeks

This poor blog has been very unloved over the past few weeks, so here’s a bumper picture post showing what we’ve been up to & where we’ve been.

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Set up at Chester Uni with our lovely new banner for the last Chester Food Fest until September. Just taking a moment for a bit of stall browsing before the lunch time rush! We had lots of beautiful marshmallows, chocolate bars, and handmade chocolates with us, alongside boxes of dark chocolate dipped candied fruit.

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Back and Forth

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather for West Kirby Farmers’ Market last weekend – we really hope everyone enjoyed their chocolates and sweets, and we’ll see you all next month (Saturday 23rd May, 9-1)!

Lots of options for every type of sweet tooth - from floral rosewater and pistachio nougat, to rich dark chocolate and praline marshmallows, and milk chocolate enrobed honeycomb
Lots of options for every type of sweet tooth – from floral rosewater and pistachio nougat, to rich dark chocolate and praline marshmallows, and milk chocolate enrobed honeycomb

This weekend is another double one for us, with Frodsham Independent Market on Saturday and Wallasey Food Fair on Sunday.

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Markets, Mallows & More….

We have recently started working with the food scientists at NoWFood Chester University, testing a selection of our products for things like shelf life, so hopefully soon you will be able to find them popping up on a few shelves in the future. We have therefore been invited to the monthly Food Fest, held in the small hall of Chester University from 11am-2.30pm, and will be there this coming Friday (24th April), followed by our usual West Kirby Farmers’ Market on Saturday 25th April.

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Hope you had a Hoppy Easter

Hope everyone has had a happy (hoppy?) Easter, and that the bunny brought lots of delicious chocolates! The last thing we heard from him, he was lying on a nice sunny beach, drinking something out of a pineapple with a bright umbrella sticking out of it.

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BunBun visiting Frodsham Independent Market with the last few Easter Eggs of the season.

Before the bunny jetted off on his vacation, he joined us for the first Frodsham independent market. It was also our first time visiting Frodsham in ages, so it was great to have a look around after the market and grab a coffee at the new Whitmore & White Food Hall.

Sadly this marks the end of Easter, and the removal of our Easter eggs and other products from our online boutique. We have a lot of big things planned to replace them in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled for updates!