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chocolate

29/06/2022
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Why Is Dark Chocolate Good For You? | Friars

Why is dark chocolate good for you people ask. Can chocolate really be good for you at all say some. In way of response it is perhaps good to know that essentially chocolate is a plant based product and thus should be good for you. Obviously there are limits to the quantity of chocolate one should consume, but isn’t that true of all foodstuffs anyway? For example apples are hailed as healthy and blueberries classed as a superfood, but it wouldn’t be wise, or advised, to munch your way through... Read More

24/06/2022
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What Does Cacao Percentage Mean? | Friars

The obvious point to consider before answering the question relating to cacao percentage is what in fact is cacao? ‘Theobroma Cacao’, derived from the Greek, which translates to “food of the gods”, is the tree whose pods provide us with the beans that ultimately, form the most desirable part of our chocolate. Cacao percentage then is the processed bean mass in whichever of its forms that our chocolate contains. Many refer to the tree and unrefined seeds as cacao. Once processed into one of a number of forms, powder, butter,... Read More

08/06/2022
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Should You Store Chocolate In The Fridge? | Friars

It may seem a strange question; “Should you store chocolate in the fridge”? However, for many chocolate lovers it’s a pretty worthwhile one. With summer fast approaching it’s also fairly relevant as we try to keep our treats from becoming a gooey mess on the kitchen worktop or in a storage cupboard, as the temperature rises. Many of us have had that awful, and to be fair deeply disappointing moment when we unwrap a chocolate bar to find the contents oozing out in an almost liquid slick. Salvaging what we... Read More

24/05/2022
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Ice Cream Flavoured Chocolates | Friars

Ice Cream Flavoured Chocolates If the very title; ‘Ice cream flavoured Chocolates’, doesn’t have you thinking of summer, then we believe if you try them, then pretty soon you will be. We are confident our Ice cream flavoured truffles will melt away some winter blues and herald thoughts of a warm summer to come. There’s something special about truffle centres anyway. Put them into a chocolate with some of the worlds favourite ice cream flavours and the result can only be delicious. There are few resorts or sea fronts amongst... Read More

13/05/2022
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New, Ice Cream Chocolates | Friars

Yes new for our range and yes, Ice Cream chocolates! It was probably inevitable that two of the most loved and consumed sweet delicacies should at some point be combined to offer an even better prospect for taste bud satisfaction. There aren’t many who don’t like chocolate and possibly even fewer who don’t like ice cream. Or should that be the other way round? Whichever, it certainly conjures up a delicious way to indulge in both. We have touched on the historic origins of chocolate previously, so this time it... Read More

13/05/2022
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Why Is Lecithin Used When Making Vegan Chocolate? | Friars

Have you ever questioned why Lecithin is used in the manufacture of Vegan chocolate? In order to answer that, it would be useful to understand what Lecithin is and how it is used. (Here at Friars, our KAKOA range of vegan chocolates incorporates Sunflower lecithin.) Lecithin is a generic term for a group of fats that are essential to cells in the human body. It can be found naturally in many foods including soybeans and egg yolks. From our diet, lecithin provides the main source of choline which is itself... Read More

25/04/2022
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What Are The Best Liqueur Chocolate Flavours? | Friars

So what are the best Liqueur flavour chocolates? Well there are plenty of options available, and almost as many opinions as to which should take the crown. When it comes to the distinctive flavour, the test is on the tongue, or rather the effect upon it when introduced to the liqueur centre of a quality crafted chocolate. Anyone else getting that cherry liqueur taste right now? Thought so, simple, great taste and memorable, but certainly a long time favourite of many chocolate lovers. What Is A Liqueur Chocolate? Essentially, a... Read More

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