Friars Blog

03/06/2020
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Father’s Day 2020 Gift Guide

For every bike ride, for every pep-talk, for every fix-it… whoever it is that’s Dad to you, pay him back this Father’s Day with a gift from Friars. Check out our top picks for Father’s Day gifts and treat Dad to the best chocolate in the world. Our BrewDog IPA gift box has had a face lift. It now comes in a cool looking wood style box and also with an official BrewDog glass. For those who don’t know, BrewDog is one of the fastest growing beer brands in the... Read More

16/04/2020

Our Online Business Has Re-Opened

On 23rd March we made the difficult decision to close our online business as we were uncomfortable with the safety of the working environment. Our staff levels increase threefold in the build up to Easter and we felt social distancing would have been near impossible. Now that Easter has passed we are able to operate safely with a skeleton staff, however this does limit the number of orders we can process per day. Safety precautions have been put in place and packing stations are at least 2 metres apart, so... Read More

22/03/2020

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update In light of the current disruption and uncertainty around the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbrea and pandemic we wanted to reassure all our customers that we are taking all the necessary steps to follow the world health organisation and local authorities’ guidelines. Friars as a brand will be taking the following precautions to reinforce your confidence at this time of uncertainty. To ensure the safety and well-being of our customer’s and staff, we have immediately implemented the following: Additional hygiene measures. Our delivery service provider Royal Mail now have plans... Read More

02/03/2020
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Mother’s Day Free Chocolate

Here’s to the Mums, the step Mums, the not yet Mums, the should be Mums and those without Mums. Whatever Mum means to you we have the perfect chocolate gifts to show them how much you care. This year Mother’s Day is on Sunday 22nd March and to give you a little helping hand, we will give you a free 6 chocolate taster pack of our caramel hearts with any order. It’s the best sort of caramel, the kind that gets stuck to your chin! To claim you free chocolates... Read More

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