Friars Blog

02/08/2020
,

How We Make Our Chocolates

Not all chocolates are born equal. As with all fine food it begins with the raw material, in our case – the cocoa. We import the finest Belgian chocolate; this may cost more but it is worth it as it makes a superior chocolate. The kind of chocolate that connects beautifully with your senses, where you savour every bite. We have an idea, that’s how it starts. The spark may be a delicious meal or cocktail, sometimes that is all it needs. Our master chocolatier will then start experimenting with... Read More

05/07/2020
,

Ice Cream Chocolates

Summer is here and with it our ice cream chocolates – a little ray of sunshine this summer. We have launched three limited edition luxury ice cream chocolates this summer – in fruity, zesty and refreshing flavours. We started our research for these chocolates last summer. Regular visits (too many) were made to our local ice cream parlour for inspiration. We think we have got it just right; as ever with our limited edition chocolates we only make one batch, so once they have gone, they have gone. Remember as... Read More

03/06/2020
,

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
,

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
,

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
,

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
,

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
, ,

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