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BBC Good Food Show Winter in Birmingham

Phew, the BBC Good Food Show Winter 2015 has come and gone, and we survived a hoard of some 80,000 visitors over four days! This was by far the biggest show we’ve ever exhibited at, and a heck of an experience (if not an absolutely exhausting one).

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Our stand set up and ready to go at the BBC Good Food Show Winter, complete with chocolate cabinet and our new favourite toy – the hot chocolate machine.

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International Drinking Chocolate Award Winners!

Absolutely delighted to have won two awards at the International Chocolate Awards Drinking Chocolate Competition 2015.

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Our House Blend Hot Chocolate picked up a Silver award, and our Gianduja Hot Chocolate won Gold!

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Now available in a local shop for local people

We’ve been busy bees over the past few months developing (and taste-testing our way through) all sorts of new products and flavours.

So here’s our guest blog for Whitmore & White​, introducing our new range of chocolate stocked in their Heswall and Frodsham stores.

P.S. If you are unfortunate enough to live too far away, you can catch us armed with most of these items at events and they will soon be available on our online boutique.

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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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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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Easter and Mother’s Day 2015

This time last year, we had only just started up, and Easter came and went without us being able to do much about it, so it has been great fun playing around with our range for this year!

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“Scrambled Eggs” – Hand decorated hollow eggs with bright splashes of colour in our creamy house milk or white chocolate

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Chocolate Heart Gift Box

Since our New Year’s blog post, we’ve had quite a few emails asking about the chocolate heart box we had pictured. We have made edible chocolate boxes before, usually around Valentine’s Day, for customers who want to put a message or small gift inside the box itself (we’ve even had a couple of engagement rings go into them!). However, this is the first time we’ve done one on this scale, so thought we would do another post giving a bit more detail about what was a very fun little project.

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