Friars Blog

16/05/2022

Why Self Care Is So Important? | Friars

We should all take the time to ask why self care is so important. Asking it of ourselves is perhaps the first step toward understanding why and eventually building upon and improving our own well being. There are organisations that can help in this search for our inner wellness, for example the Self Care Forum, a national charity whose aim is to further and embed into everyday life a practice of self caring. Self care is really about the actions that individuals take for themselves, whether that be with or... Read More

13/05/2022
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New, Ice Cream Chocolates | Friars

Yes new for our range and yes, Ice Cream chocolates! It was probably inevitable that two of the most loved and consumed sweet delicacies should at some point be combined to offer an even better prospect for taste bud satisfaction. There aren’t many who don’t like chocolate and possibly even fewer who don’t like ice cream. Or should that be the other way round? Whichever, it certainly conjures up a delicious way to indulge in both. We have touched on the historic origins of chocolate previously, so this time it... Read More

13/05/2022
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Why Is Lecithin Used When Making Vegan Chocolate? | Friars

Have you ever questioned why Lecithin is used in the manufacture of Vegan chocolate? In order to answer that, it would be useful to understand what Lecithin is and how it is used. (Here at Friars, our KAKOA range of vegan chocolates incorporates Sunflower lecithin.) Lecithin is a generic term for a group of fats that are essential to cells in the human body. It can be found naturally in many foods including soybeans and egg yolks. From our diet, lecithin provides the main source of choline which is itself... Read More

25/04/2022
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What Are The Best Liqueur Chocolate Flavours? | Friars

So what are the best Liqueur flavour chocolates? Well there are plenty of options available, and almost as many opinions as to which should take the crown. When it comes to the distinctive flavour, the test is on the tongue, or rather the effect upon it when introduced to the liqueur centre of a quality crafted chocolate. Anyone else getting that cherry liqueur taste right now? Thought so, simple, great taste and memorable, but certainly a long time favourite of many chocolate lovers. What Is A Liqueur Chocolate? Essentially, a... Read More

14/04/2022
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Why Do We Celebrate Fathers Day? | Friars

Why do we celebrate Fathers Day? Equality? We celebrate Mothers Day after all, or is it some fundamental commercial enterprise? Is it just a nice thing to do? Well it does have its origins in history, but has become more, shall we say apparent and marked in modern times, particularly by us here in the UK. We follow the Americans and use the date of the third Sunday in June. This year that will be Sunday 19th June. The honouring of Fathers day is really a way of recognising and... Read More

14/04/2022
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Palm Oil Free Chocolate | Friars

Palm oil free chocolate has become a more desirable form of chocolate to produce. Sometimes what begins as a ‘good thing’, transpires, as is the case with Palm Oil, to be not quite as good or as friendly as was first thought. Because of what is now known we have chosen to produce our chocolates without palm oil as an ingredient. What is Palm Oil? What is Palm oil? Well, it is a vegetable oil product derived from the pulp of the fruit of the oil palms. Sounds good so... Read More

22/03/2022
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Top 3 Vegan Chocolates You Need To Try | Friars

For all you lovers of fine Vegan chocolates, here are our top 3 Vegan options you really should try. We pride ourselves on being able to offer you simply the best Vegan and Dairy free chocolates going. So, settle back, feast your eyes, ready your palate, and read on as we outline these beauties to you. Salted Caramel Is there anyone who doesn’t love salted caramel? Maybe, but they are probably in a minority. Here is a chocolate that just sort of smooths its way into your taste buds. Melts... Read More

14/03/2022
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How To Plan The Perfect Easter Egg Hunt | Friars

How to plan the perfect Easter egg hunt can be a pretty daunting task when there are demanding, excited and imaginative kids to cater for. However, planning doesn’t have to be a major operation, unless you’d like it to be that is. We would love to be helpful in your planning this year and we are confident that together with our great Easter chocolates and tips we can if nothing else, provide some delicious treats and some ideas for consideration. So, the Easter egg hunt can be a short, rewarding... Read More

07/03/2022
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Best Vegan Easter Eggs | Friars

Best Vegan Easter eggs you might repeat. Are there such things? Well yes there are, and very good they are too. You may have read our recent blog regarding the story of giving chocolate Easter eggs. Well, following on from that we would like to bring you another take on the much loved chocolate Easter egg. Still chocolate, but in it’s finest Vegan form. Every bit as good as dairy, but suitable for anyone with dairy intolerance, or quite simply with a preference for products with no animal based ingredients.... Read More

28/02/2022
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How To Make Amazing Vegan Hot Chocolate | Friars

If chocolate comes in many forms then none can be as widely known or as much loved as a warming, smooth, creamy Hot Chocolate. Dress it up with marshmallows, large or small, sprinkles of chocolate a grand splodge of cream a dusting of cocoa, there’s many ways to enjoy a cup of sheer pleasure. There really is something so satisfying about that late evening Hot Chocolate before bedtime. Then, the perhaps even better news is that now, this prime time evening treat or perhaps daytime delight, can be enjoyed by... Read More