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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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South Manchester and Chester Food Assembly

We’re happy to announce that we’ve finally joined two local Food Assemblies, one based in South Manchester (Stretford) and the other in Chester (Hoole).

The Food Assembly

The Food Assembly is a new way of running a farmers market style event, but where all your shopping is done online and in advance. You then simply collect your order from the designated collection point, where you can meet the producer, chat, and enjoy all the benefits and interaction of a regular market. Continue reading South Manchester and Chester Food Assembly

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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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BBC Good Food Ticket Giveaway

It’s a bit hectic here with only a few days left to prepare for the BBC Good Food Show Winter next week!

If you fancy a chance to visit the show for free, we’ve got two complimentary tickets to give away to one lucky winner. All you have to do to be in for a chance to win is find the competition post on our Twitter feed, follow us and retweet. If you don’t have Twitter, worry not as you can also like our page and share the post on our Facebook Page.

The winner will be contacted directly. Please note that complimentary tickets are not valid for entry to the BBC Good Food Show on Saturday. Competition closes at Wednesday 5pm.

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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.

drinking chocolate results

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

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Paris, The City of Love (and cake)

It’s hard to get away when you’re running your own business, especially if it’s food related. Somewhere between production, planning, stock management, juggling orders, dealing with suppliers and the constant feeling that there’s always more to do, it’s hard enough to find time to sleep, never mind jet off on holiday and leave it all behind.

Sometimes, though, it’s great to just stop and take stock of where you are at. Even better is if you can add a little “research” to the mix, combining work and pleasure so you feel a little less bad about leaving your business baby on the back burner for a few days.

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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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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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