Friars Blog

Buying for Christmas in January?!

It’s January and just when everyone is getting over Christmas and looking forward to the Spring we start planning for the following Christmas! It’s time to immerse ourselves in it once again and see what exciting products we can get hold of for the following Christmas, just the non edible stuff at this stage, the chocolate comes later! We start by looking at what went well and what didn’t do as good as we’d hoped. Long lists are compiled which are then pored over and discussed in detail. Products which... Read More

06/01/2014

Chocolate Name Bars

  Our most popular range of products is the chocolate name bar. 100g of Belgian chocolate covered in a fun wrapper with a name on. We have over 120 different names from Aaron to William, you’ll find a complete list at the bottom of this blog. For those that don’t want a name we also have a large range of other message bars covering various relations and occasions, these are also listed at the bottom of this blog.   To view our range follow the links: A-D, E-J, –K-M, N-W... Read More

30/12/2013

Keswick Web Cams

Since we launched our first Keswick web camera in 2010 we have been amazed at how popular the service has become. Every day hundreds of people from all over the world look at cameras to see what’s happening in Keswick! In 2011 we decided to add a second camera which looks down the Main Street towards the Post Office, this only added to their popularity. We have viewers from all corners of the world, including Japan, Australia, Brazil and Hawaii. The most random country in 2013 was the Cook Islands!... Read More

14/12/2013

Work Experience!

Work Experience at Friars In the Summer we had a Keswick School pupil come to us for a weeks work experience. Below is what she thought of it! For my week of work experience I decided to go to Friars, the chocolate shop in Keswick. I am studying at Keswick School and as part of Year 10, all students experience working in a work place to get a good idea on how that particular business works.                                                                                                                      I worked shifts from 9:30am to 5:30pm from Monday to Friday. On my first... Read More

02/11/2013

What’s the difference between Milk, White and Dark Chocolate?

We all enjoy a bit chocolate whether it’s milk, dark or white. Which is your favourite? The last thing we want to be focusing on when we are indulging in these tasty treats is nutrition, but actually there are some beneficial health aspects found in chocolate. Just as not all chocolate has the same taste qualities, different types have different nutritional values.   Dark chocolate is the most healthy and advantageous chocolate of them all. It contains lots of the natural cocoa bean solids which enhances its rich taste and... Read More

15/10/2013

Frighteningly good Halloween treats

A Halloween party wouldn’t be complete without a spooky atmosphere! Take the hard work, and the mess, out of your Halloween celebrations with our fabulous pumpkin lanterns, just pop in a t-light and your good to go. Make sure you keep the little monsters happy too this Halloween with our range of delicious Halloween chocolate, from bat lollies to chocolate witches and spiders we have all you need for when those trick or treaters come knocking at your door.      

15/10/2013

Christmas has launched!

            From the ideal gift to decorations that will make your home look fabulous this Christmas – you can find it all at Friars.    

Jelly Belly Bean Recipes Review

        Friars of Keswick offer a wide variation of Jelly Belly jelly bean flavours and different assortment ranges- jelly belly sours, ice cream parlour mix, smoothie blend and the official 50 flavours assortment. Jelly Belly has created some unique recipes which mimic the ‘true to life’ flavours of food. These are listed on the menu cards they produce, we thought we’d put them to the test and see if they actually taste as they’re meant to. Lemon Meringue Pie 8/10 Lemon + Lemon + Coconut + Coconut... Read More

07/08/2013

Jelly Belly Festival of Art, 11th August – 16th August 2013, Keswick

Portraits  of the Queen, the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe, Shrek and others each made entirely from 10,000 jelly beans are to be put on display in the centre of Keswick on August 11th for 6 days. The pictures will form part of an exhibition of seven incredible pieces of Jelly Belly Art on loan from the private collection of Jelly Belly Candy Company, which will be seen together for the first time ever in the UK and are expected to make an amazing impact. We’ve had individual Jelly Belly art... Read More

12/07/2013

Fabulous Chocolate Box Offer

Our fabulous new website is now live and we think it is a great improvement on the old site, hopefully you all think so to. To celebrate the launch we are giving away a FREE box of delicious Duc d’O chocolates worth £10.89 with every order over £20 excluding postage. A 500g box of Duc d’O’ flaked milk chocolate truffles will be included with every order when the promotional code is entered during the checkout process. These delicious Belgian chocolates have a light mousse centre that is covered in smooth... Read More