Friars Blog

14/04/2022
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Why Do We Celebrate Fathers Day? | Friars

Why do we celebrate Fathers Day? Equality? We celebrate Mothers Day after all, or is it some fundamental commercial enterprise? Is it just a nice thing to do? Well it does have its origins in history, but has become more, shall we say apparent and marked in modern times, particularly by us here in the UK. We follow the Americans and use the date of the third Sunday in June. This year that will be Sunday 19th June. The honouring of Fathers day is really a way of recognising and... Read More

14/04/2022
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Palm Oil Free Chocolate | Friars

Palm oil free chocolate has become a more desirable form of chocolate to produce. Sometimes what begins as a ‘good thing’, transpires, as is the case with Palm Oil, to be not quite as good or as friendly as was first thought. Because of what is now known we have chosen to produce our chocolates without palm oil as an ingredient. What is Palm Oil? What is Palm oil? Well, it is a vegetable oil product derived from the pulp of the fruit of the oil palms. Sounds good so... Read More

22/03/2022
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Top 3 Vegan Chocolates You Need To Try | Friars

For all you lovers of fine Vegan chocolates, here are our top 3 Vegan options you really should try. We pride ourselves on being able to offer you simply the best Vegan and Dairy free chocolates going. So, settle back, feast your eyes, ready your palate, and read on as we outline these beauties to you. Salted Caramel Is there anyone who doesn’t love salted caramel? Maybe, but they are probably in a minority. Here is a chocolate that just sort of smooths its way into your taste buds. Melts... Read More

14/03/2022
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How To Plan The Perfect Easter Egg Hunt | Friars

How to plan the perfect Easter egg hunt can be a pretty daunting task when there are demanding, excited and imaginative kids to cater for. However, planning doesn’t have to be a major operation, unless you’d like it to be that is. We would love to be helpful in your planning this year and we are confident that together with our great Easter chocolates and tips we can if nothing else, provide some delicious treats and some ideas for consideration. So, the Easter egg hunt can be a short, rewarding... Read More

07/03/2022
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Best Vegan Easter Eggs | Friars

Best Vegan Easter eggs you might repeat. Are there such things? Well yes there are, and very good they are too. You may have read our recent blog regarding the story of giving chocolate Easter eggs. Well, following on from that we would like to bring you another take on the much loved chocolate Easter egg. Still chocolate, but in it’s finest Vegan form. Every bit as good as dairy, but suitable for anyone with dairy intolerance, or quite simply with a preference for products with no animal based ingredients.... Read More

28/02/2022
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How To Make Amazing Vegan Hot Chocolate | Friars

If chocolate comes in many forms then none can be as widely known or as much loved as a warming, smooth, creamy Hot Chocolate. Dress it up with marshmallows, large or small, sprinkles of chocolate a grand splodge of cream a dusting of cocoa, there’s many ways to enjoy a cup of sheer pleasure. There really is something so satisfying about that late evening Hot Chocolate before bedtime. Then, the perhaps even better news is that now, this prime time evening treat or perhaps daytime delight, can be enjoyed by... Read More

24/02/2022
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Get Well Soon Gift Ideas | Friars

Sending a gift to convey the message of “Get Well Soon”, is just one of those small, almost unnoticeable acts that really does mean a huge amount to the person receiving. Just as the message is described above, so too does it follow that the actual gift itself can be small in stature, whilst simply delivering a major boost. Its probably the lift of knowing that whilst one languishes in ones’ sick bed, ailing perhaps from minor to serious illness and, or injury, there is a friend, a colleague a... Read More

24/02/2022
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History of Chocolate Easter Eggs | Friars

Before looking into the history of the Chocolate Easter Egg, we might like to be aware of the possible origins of ‘Easter Egging’. Undoubtedly the practice of giving Chocolate eggs that we have today, was influenced by the traditional giving of decorated, Pace Eggs, from many years ago. The name Pace, is derived from the Latin pascha (Easter). The term Pace Egg is an old fashioned English wording for Easter Egg. It used to be custom to gift decorated and dyed chicken eggs at Easter, but this in modern times... Read More

07/02/2022
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How to plan the Perfect Mother’s Day | Friars

Just how does one go about planning the Perfect Mother’s Day? Many of us take great pains to present our mothers with that perfect day as a tribute to their unswerving efforts to meet all challenges and all manner of things on our behalf. Having strived over many days, months and years to smooth our way, it is fitting that once a year we return that love and loyalty by a show of appreciation for all their undertakings and sacrifices. That said, mothers are as widely varied in their likes... Read More

31/01/2022
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What are the ingredients of Vegan Chocolate? | Friars

Just what are the ingredients of Vegan chocolate? Primarily, and delivering good news for the Vegans amongst us, chocolate, in it’s purest form is in fact Vegan. Made from cacao beans, which in turn grow not surprisingly on cacao trees, makes it entirely plant based. It only comes within the animal based food regime when processed with additional ingredients such as milk, and or, milk product derivatives and some animal fats and flavourings . Therefore Vegan chocolate does not contain any ingredients derived from the animal world. Many Vegan chocolate... Read More