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Chocolate

29/03/2021
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Find Out More About the World’s Biggest Easter Egg | Friars

Leading up to the Easter period, we love nothing more than dreaming up magical Easter chocolate creations, that’s why we invest a huge amount of time and research into producing the very best, luxury Easter chocolates. Take our Luxury Chocolate Egg-Stravaganza for example, a decadent chocolate egg with an extra thick shell made from delicious milk chocolate and a gentle touch of white chocolate, stuffed full of fantastic chocolate egg truffles. Or, why not explore our Kakoa Vegan Iconic Chocolate Easter Egg, a vegan plant based chocolate egg that boasts... Read More

19/03/2021
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Here’s Why We Eat Chocolate at Easter | Friars Chocolates

Enjoying luxury chocolates at Easter is something we all love to do. Whether it’s a classic chocolate egg, or something more creative like a bag of chocolate bunnies, many of us do find an excuse during the Easter period to consume some delicious chocolates. The question is though, how many of us have stopped to think about why we do it?  If we strip it right back, we know that Easter is of course a religious festival, it’s a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus,... Read More

24/02/2021

Chocolate Hampers & Corporate Gifts | Order Online at Friars

Over the past year, the way we do everything has seen drastic changes, from socialising and exercising, to eating out, learning and of course, working. The 2020 coronavirus pandemic has seen a huge majority of us adjust to life as remote workers. With offices closed in order to protect our communities and stop the spread of coronavirus, we need to find new and innovative ways to connect with our employees and colleagues. Zoom meetings are great – but how can we show our teams that we really care, and we’re... Read More

09/02/2021
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Chocolate Gift Boxes for Valentine’s Day | Friars Valentine’s Collection

Valentine’s Day is looming – with the prospect of going out for a romantic meal, perhaps a movie, or a few cocktails totally shattered this year, we’re all looking for ideas for the perfect night in. We can bet that the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime have a busy night on Sunday the 14th of January as we all cosy up on the sofa for a film we’ve seen a hundred times before, and of course, some delicious takeaway food.  Or, perhaps you’re doing something a little different this... Read More

25/01/2021

Could Chocolate be the key to a Happy New Year? Friars Explores

As a luxury chocolate maker, we’re always here to fight the corner for chocolate when it comes to proving that chocolate isn’t always bad. Of course, one can over indulge but that goes for anything – when enjoyed as part of a balanced diet however, chocolate can contribute a number of health benefits, thanks to some of the properties of chocolates ingredients.  Because we make our chocolates ourselves, we know what goes into them, which is why it’s easy for us to be able to understand that chocolate can be... 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

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

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

19/08/2020

Perfect Pairings! Try Our New Chocolate & Wine Pairings

For many, few things go hand in hand quite as well as good chocolate and a delicious bottle of wine. The combination of two of life’s best luxuries go hand in hand for a truly fascinating and decadent experience. At Friars, we have studied chocolate and wine pairings for years (we’ve tried a few in the past as well!) and are now pleased to share with you our latest creations. Friars Wines, created to be matched with our luxury chocolate selections. Take a look at our full wine selection here,... Read More