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Chocolate Stocking Fillers

Chocolate Stocking Fillers: Sweet Treats to Delight Everyone on Your List The countdown to Christmas is a magical time of year, filled with anticipation, excitement, and of course, delicious treats. And what better way to spread the holiday cheer than with a stash of chocolate stocking fillers? These bite-sized indulgences are the perfect way to show your loved ones how much you care while also satisfying their sweet tooth. Whether you’re shopping for a child, a friend, or a family member, there’s a chocolate stocking filler out there that’s sure... Read More


Christmas Countdown Calendars 2023

The countdown to Christmas is a time of excitement and anticipation for children and adults alike. One way to make the wait even more enjoyable is to use a Christmas countdown calendar. These calendars help to keep track of the days until Christmas and provide a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday season. What is a Christmas countdown calendar? A Christmas countdown calendar is a type of calendar that counts down the days until Christmas. There are many different types of Christmas countdown calendars available, but they all... Read More


What Are Chocolate Tree Decorations?

Chocolate Tree Decorations: A Delicious and Festive Addition to Your Holiday Season Chocolate is a beloved treat by people of all ages, and it can be enjoyed in many different ways. From eating it on its own to using it in baking, chocolate is a versatile and delicious ingredient. But did you know that you can also use chocolate to create beautiful and festive tree decorations? Chocolate Mini Bar Bundle Decorations Why Use Chocolate for Tree Decorations? There are many reasons why chocolate is a great choice for tree decorations.... Read More


Is White Chocolate Really Chocolate?

Is white chocolate really chocolate? White chocolate is a confection made with cocoa butter, sugar, and milk solids, but it does not contain any cocoa solids. Cocoa solids are the part of the cocoa bean that gives chocolate its characteristic flavour and colour. Without cocoa solids, white chocolate has a much milder flavour and a lighter colour. So, is white chocolate really chocolate? It depends on how you define chocolate. Maybe we should (for those old enough to recall), ask The Milky Bar Kid! A bespectacled blonde haired kid who... Read More


Is There Milk In Dark Chocolate?

It’s a fair question, “Is there milk in Dark Chocolate?” The easy answer is, generally, yes, unless the chocolate you choose is Vegan, or specifically labelled dairy free for those with a lactose intolerance. We have more information below: Is there milk in dark chocolate? Dark chocolate is a delicious and decadent treat that is enjoyed by people all over the world. It is also one of the healthiest types of chocolate, as it is high in cocoa solids and antioxidants. However, some people may wonder if dark chocolate contains... Read More


How to Pair Coffee and Chocolate

Coffee and chocolate are a classic pairing for a reason. Their rich, bold flavours complement each other perfectly. But with so many different types of coffee and chocolate available, it can be tough to know where to start. Still, it’s worth the effort to experiment and find your favourites. Here are a few tips on how to pair coffee and chocolate perfectly: Consider the intensity of the flavours. When pairing coffee and chocolate, it’s important to consider the intensity of the flavours. A dark chocolate with a high cocoa content,... Read More


Why Do We Have Advent Calendars?

So why do we have advent calendars? Is it just a way of giving the kids a small treat every day before they set off for school or is it more to do with the religious aspect of Christmas and our preparation for it? Maybe it’s simply a novel, but likeable way of counting down the days until the ‘big’ day, Christmas Day itself. It might be worth looking at what the Advent season is all about to help see how these calendars came about. Friars Chocolate Truffle Advent Calendar... Read More


Why Do I Crave Chocolate?

We have all asked ourselves or perhaps thought, “Why do I crave Chocolate”? Or maybe you just get that sudden urge that has you thinking, “I could so just eat a bar of chocolate right now”. It’s weird isn’t it? But pretty common nonetheless. It isn’t exclusive of course, as many will find they desire a cold beer on a hot day in similar fashion. But chocolate. Its special, it really does have you at times, literally craving for it. There are many reasons why you might crave chocolate. Here... Read More


How To Store Chocolate

How to store chocolate is not the most pressing of questions but it is rather handy to be aware of which methods might be best or the pitfalls of some storage choices. Here are some tips on how to go about getting the best from your chocolate and keeping it in its safest manner. After all, there are among us, those who can resist the temptation to polish it off, thereby negating the need for any other form of storage (other than that to be found in one’s tummy)! Store... Read More


Five Unusual White Chocolate Flavours You Need To Try

It seems the world of ‘chocolate diversity’ has no bounds, and with that in mind here are five unusual white chocolate flavours you need to try. Don’t be put off by the title, or simply because the combination(s) seem to be at odds in your taste bud recollections. Like with pudding, the proof is in the eating. So gear up for something new, something unusual, something exciting or perhaps something just delicious. Test the tenacity of your tongue with some of these uniquely different white chocolate flavours. Stand by to... Read More