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23/02/2019
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Our Celebration Of Desserts

Introducing the most recent addition to our chocolate collection…..the desserts box. The idea came to us last year after we developed our sticky toffee pudding chocolate (amazing by the way), which left us with a total of 6 delightful dessert chocolates. So we thought lets produce a box that celebrated all things desserts. It is fair to say it has gone down well, out of all our new chocolate boxes this has been one of the most well received among customers and even staff! The chocolates that get the best... Read More

06/01/2019
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Bring On 2019

After a very busy Christmas it seems the right time to take a breath and reflect on last year and look ahead to 2019. We had a fantastic Valentine’s day, there was a lot of love for our heart shaped gin and prosecco truffles. The happiness and love experienced when giving or receiving a chocolate box  never seems to fade. Easter as always was full of colour and vibrancy. Our new additions to last years offerings, the gin and baileys Easter eggs, went down extremely well and so this year... Read More

11/09/2018
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Christmas Sneak Peak

On writing this blog there was much discussion as to whether it was too early to bring up the C word. Well it is early but who doesn’t love a bit of Christmas. Plus we have been planning our offering since January so we are all confused! We are really into advent calendars here and why wouldn’t we be? It’s a great excuse to consume chocolate on a daily basis and first thing in the morning. What other time of the year could you get away with that?! Our liqueur... Read More

22/06/2018
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Teaming Up With The Lakes Distillery

The Lakes Distillery opened in December 2014 on its idyllic rural site near Bassenthwaite. They produce their own fabulous Lakes malt, Lakes gin and Lakes vodka all on one site. Using water that flows from Sprinkling Tarn, through Keswick, Bassenthwaite past the distillery and then onto the Irish sea. The distillery is based at a refurbished model farm. The main barn houses the mash house and still house, with unique stills carefully designed to produce the spirits on a small artisan scale. An old cattle shed has been converted into... Read More

16/04/2018
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Our New Goldkenn Swiss Liqueur Chocolate

We are proud to go into partnership Swiss chocolate maker Goldkenn and now stock eight of their premium liqueur bars. Goldkenn is a leading luxury Swiss chocolate confectioner, renowned for its traditional chocolate-making expertise and beautifully packaging. As precious as gold, Goldkenn chocolates carry the prestigious Swiss made label, the ultimate mark of Swiss quality. Goldkenn was founded in Geneva (Switzerland), on the shores of Lake Geneva, in 1980, and has been based in Le Locle (Switzerland) since 2011, a UNESCO world heritage city known throughout the world for its... Read More

04/04/2018
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Pink Prosecco Truffles & Gin Sweets

Now that Easter is over it surely means it’s summer! And whilst everyone has been busy eating a wide array of chocolate bunnies, eggs and hot cross buns; here at Friars HQ we have been planning to make it an extra tasty Summer. Chocolate dinosaurs, train sets and pirate ships are coming to jazz up our kids range. By they way…our pirate ship comes with a chocolate treasure chest and parrot! What’s not to love. With the hot weather just around the corner (I’m sure it will happen) we will... Read More

24/01/2018
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Gin And Prosecco Chocolate Valentines Hearts

During the festive rush we took a break from making our famous truffle sprout chocolates and designed our Valentine signature chocolate box. Perhaps it was the time of year but we seem to have put the ‘merry’ into Valentine’s Day. Our delightful gift box contains gin, prosecco and strawberry and champagne heart truffles. We did seem to come to our senses and added the most delicious sea salt caramel and praline truffle. Oh and not forgetting our passion fruit chocolate…it is Valentine’s Day after all. Our chocolate hearts are handmade... Read More

01/11/2017
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Vegan Chocolate

There is a hunger within society to be better connected and more knowledgeable about the foods we are eating. Veganism is certainly an area that Friars is focusing on more, we now stock over 20 varieties of vegan chocolates. Lots of high quality dark chocolate is vegan by nature, as it should have a high cocoa content with simple ingredients. What we find with the more mass produced chocolates, is they try and impersonate milk chocolate with the addition of fillers which ruins the pureness of the process. As a... Read More

02/10/2017
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Check Out Our Brand New Chocolate Liqueurs

After much customer feedback we are pleased to launch our new 8 chocolate liqueur range. Some of our best selling chocolates now beautifully packaged and perfect for giving or a little self indulgence. With the more delicate flavours of champagne, strawberry, gin (yes gin, more to come later) and Irish cream we have used a delightful textured white box, magnificently complimented by a zingy coloured wrap. Our cherry and rum liqueurs have kept the original black box but have been given a new lease of life with bold coloured wraps.... Read More

14/02/2017
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Shhhhhh….. Whisky & Coke Sweets … and Cider Sweets

We thought we had done pretty well with the development of our delicious Prosecco Sweets and Chilli Jellies, if you haven’t tried them yet they are a must. But our sweet developers haven’t rested on their laurels and we are about to launch our new Whisky and Coke Sweets! A hard boiled sweet made with real Scotch Whisky and beautifully combined with Coca Cola. As with all our products we have experimented with the recipe and done lots of taste test (it’s a tough job) in order to get the... Read More