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12/01/2021

Get Set for Veganuary | Friars – Tips for a Plant Based Diet

January means a couple of things – a New Year, new aspirations, new desires and for many, an attempt at enjoying a new diet. ‘Veganuary’ is becoming more and more popular each year, thanks to a growing trend in plant based diets and of course, an increase in the availability of delicious vegan foods!  So, what is Veganuary? It’s an annual 31 day challenge which starts on New Years day, and aims to encourage competitors to go totally vegan for the month of January. It’s the planet based diet equivalent... Read More

23/12/2020
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Luxury Vegan Chocolate & Wine Pairings | Friars

When it comes to really indulging, it’s hard to beat the combination of good quality vegan chocolate, and a delicious wine to wash it down with. The opportunity to enjoy such delights without having a major impact on the planet, via plant based alternatives has been a long time coming, however thanks to our commitment to the cause, our research and our proven chocolate production techniques, we’re able to offer our vegan customers a truly delightful experience, with delicious vegan chocolates and delicious vegan wines that really do go seamlessly... Read More

16/12/2020

Design Your Own Chocolate Platter this Winter | Friars

We love nothing more than sitting together and sharing a platter of delicious food. There’s something extra special about sharing food in this way, whether you’re enjoying tapas or an oriental banquet, it’s great being able to taste and experience loads of different food with your loved ones, without having to commit to having one big meal. This brings us seamlessly onto a new trend that is hitting homes this winter, a trend that combines the notion of charcuterie with cocoa and chocolate, a delicious chocolaty sharing board full of... Read More

17/11/2020
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Vegan Chocolate Christmas Gift Guide 2020

At Friars, we don’t take Vegan food lightly. To us, before the launch of Vegan Chocolatier, good quality vegan chocolates were very hard to come by, that’s because so many chocolate manufacturers simply just removed the milk from the chocolate recipe, leaving a dark and often bitter chocolate behind. We do things a little differently here, by using the finest plant based ingredients to craft our growing range of Kakoa Vegan chocolates. What better gift to give to your vegan family and friends than some lovingly crafted vegan chocolates. These... Read More

13/11/2020

Friars Chocolate 2020 Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is fast approaching and now really is the time to start making your way through that Christmas shopping list. Our 2020 Christmas gift guide has been lovingly selected to help you find the perfect Christmas gifts for the chocolate lovers in your life. Whether you’re looking to buy them something extra decadent or you’re looking for some exciting and delicious stocking fillers, we’ve got everything you could wish for at Friars, this Christmas.  We love Christmas – it’s about family time, relaxing and more often than not, enjoying those... Read More

20/10/2020

Go Vegan This Winter With Our Vegan Chocolate Collection

Have you thought about going vegan, or thought about exploring a more resourceful diet? Whilst many people see veganism as an extreme diet, going entirely plant based can be healthy for you and healthy for the planet when the right foods are eaten. Of course, veganism isn’t for everyone, but, everyone can enjoy our vegan chocolates! We’re super proud of our stunning Vegan Chocolate collection Kakoa, it’s a collection that allows even the most vegan-conscious customers to enjoy decadent, delicious and tasty chocolates that have been lovingly crafted by our... Read More

29/09/2020

What Makes Vegan Chocolate So Special?

Since the very start of the Friars journey, our family has always been at the forefront of innovation, crafting new and exciting chocolate for our customers to enjoy, year after year. We’re proud of our exciting and innovative collections, which is exactly why we have invested so much time crafting an artisan vegan chocolates range – stunning chocolates created with the intention of causing a little harm to nature as possible. See the full Vegan Chocolatier collection here! Our Vegan Chocolatier Collection Our Vegan Chocolatier collection features a vast and... Read More

11/09/2020
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What Exactly is a Cocoa Bean? | Friars

If you’re reading this, the chances are you enjoy good chocolates. We all do, which is exactly why we have devoted our lives to ensuring our customers have access to the very best chocolate in the world, all handmade by our team of expert chocolatiers based in the North of England. See our classics, our wonderful creations and more! Chocolate is our life, and has been since Friars first opened its doors in 1927, we’ve been making chocolate in the same way ever since. None of it would be possible... Read More

03/09/2020

Wine Tasting Guide – Pairing Wine & Chocolates | Friars

Drinking wine is often reserved for special occasions. By special occasions, we mean things like Christmas, Birthday’s, the end of the working week etc. Wine, however is a beverage that includes many layers of complexity, a little like a fascinating chocolate truffle, which is why we believe in order to really drink wine, you need to learn how to taste it. That’s because tasting a wine correctly really can open up your taste buds to a new world of possibilities, teaching you to pair wine with delicious foods, and importantly,... Read More

25/08/2020
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Our Story Since 1927 | Friars Luxury Chocolate

Many of our online customers may not have had the luxury of being able to visit one of our brick and mortar stores, a true haven for chocolate and sweet lovers around the world! Based in the Lake District tourist towns of Keswick and Ambleside, Ye Olde Friars has served both local people and tourists alike with luxury chocolates since 1927, providing people with the chance to escape the real world with little bitesize moments, in the form of locally crafted chocolates. Of course, our expansion into the online world... Read More