Friars Blog

09/02/2020
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Valentine’s Chocolate Competition

Our Valentine’s signature box is a perfect gift for your loved one, full of decadent chocolates, it’s a real treat. From perfectly balanced white chocolate gin infused truffles to our new, rich and aromatic, espresso flavoured chocolates; all beautifully handmade. So, we thought we’d give you the chance to win one! Like our competition post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, tag someone who you think deserves a Valentine’s treat and say why, to be in with a chance to WIN. We’ll be announcing the winners on Wednesday 12th February, so... Read More

05/01/2020
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Reducing Plastic In Our Chocolate Boxes

Wow…what an amazing 2019, we had a record year of growth, which fills us with joy as more people got to taste our fabulous chocolate. And we can’t wait for 2020. So what have we got planned for 2020? Well, we intend to significantly reduce the amount of plastic used in our products. We have already sourced biodegradable chocolate trays for our chocolate boxes and, once we have cleared our current stocks, we will start introducing them to all our own brand ranges. The aim is for all our chocolate... Read More

06/12/2019
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Magical Christmas Chocolate Boxes

We love a bit of tradition here a Friars, a Christmas stocking with a tangerine in, new pajamas on Christmas eve and our very own tradition…..the noel chocolate box. Each year we design two sizes of bespoke Christmas chocolate boxes filled to the brim with seasonal truffles. This year we have a delightful three tiered design with each layer dedicated to either milk, white or dark chocolate. The box is then hand tied and decorated with three shooting stars. Our larger 24 chocolate box is a real show stopper. Filled... Read More

19/11/2019
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Vegan Christmas Chocolate

Our vegan chocolate range is going from strength to strength and we are delighted to present you with our vegan chocolate Christmas selection. Featuring the immensely popular vegan chocolatier Christmas range and also a few of our own vegan chocolate thrown in. Be it vegan advent calendars with seasonal Turkish delight chocolates or our half dipped candied orange slices. There really are some fabulous free from chocolates on offer this Christmas. Vegan Chocolatier Iconic Advent Calendar Limited Edition – Luxurious, great tasting vegan chocolate advent calendar filled with 15 different... Read More

05/11/2019
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Advent Calendars For Grown Ups

Christmas is such a magical time of year for children. There is nothing quite like the countdown to Christmas and the buzz of anticipation on Christmas morning, we appreciate and love that, but we also think grown ups shouldn’t be left out. With this in mind we have put together a chocolate advent calendar collection exclusively for grown ups. Full of luxury truffles and chocolate liqueurs; our advent calendars add an extra sparkle to the Christmas build up.

13/10/2019
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Chocolate Week Celebration

Chocolate week is becoming a firm fixture in the chocolate fanatics calendar. This year it falls on 14 October and it is the perfect excuse to consume all things chocolate. Here at Friars we wouldn’t want you to miss out, so we have put together a little chocolate celebration for you. With any order palce within chocolate week (14/10/19 – 20/10/19) we will give you 6 chocolates free of charge. These are not oridenery chocolates, these will be some of our bestselling chocolates that you just have to try. To... Read More

23/09/2019
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Christmas Sneak Peak

The nights are drawing in and it is far to early….! But we are so excited, so why not join the fun and have a cheeky peak at Christmas. From chocolate truffle sprouts to famous liqueurs chocolate boxes; chocolate figures to boozy hampers and gooey holly caramels to mulled wine truffles. We are so excited about this Christmas we just had to share! Christmas Chocolate Famous Liqueur Chocolates We pride ourselves on our chocolate liqueur selection. With gift tins, wooden crates and even liqueur advent calender’s to choose from there... Read More

05/09/2019
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Introducing Vegan Chocolatier

We are excited to announce we are the first company to support and sell new vegan chocolate brand Vegan Chocolatier. They are a small company selling handmade luxury vegan chocolates with amazing modern flavours such as the legendary salted caramel, tipsy prosecco and barista cappuccino. Founded in July 2019 by Richard Webster, who after turning vegan (2 years ago) missed quality milk and white chocolate. The team started by experimenting with different types of plant milk before settling on rice and almond milk, as a substitute for cows milk. They... Read More

04/08/2019

Chocolates Free From Palm Oil

The negative affect that palm oil has on our environment has been all over the news for the last few years, with environmentalists arguing that the farming of oil from palm trees is extremely bad for the planet. Palm oil production is said to have been responsible for about 8% of the world’s deforestation between 1990 and 2008 (source BBC) as large areas of forests are burned to clear the land so that people can grow oil palms – even if it’s illegal. Burning forests like this destroys the places... Read More

01/07/2019

Glorious Chocolate Buttons

Summer is here and for us it is all about celebrating the humble chocolate button. Now chocolate buttons are often regarded as a quick snack and pushed to one side for more complex chocolate creations. But we think this is a crime because there is so much you can do with chocolate buttons; make hot chocolate, decorate cupcakes and our personal favourite melt and pour generously over ice cream! We recommend the classic vanilla ice cream and let the buttons do the work. Simple milk chocolate buttons are good but... Read More