Chocolate That’s Great From The Fridge

Normally if you said you stored your chocolate in the fridge one of our staff here at Friars would give you a ticking off (in a nice way!). A cool dark place is what we suggest as the taste and appearance of the chocolate can be affected if it is exposed to extreme changes in temperature. The appearance changes as the sugar can rise to the surface making the chocolate look like it has gone mouldy, this is known as blooming. The chocolate will still be edible, although the texture... Read More


Brownie Bites Milkshake

      1. To make whipped cream, combine heavy cream, sugar and vanilla in a stainless steel mixing bowl. Beat on high using the whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Place the bowl in freezer until you’re ready to assemble milkshakes. 2. Place ice cream, brownie pieces, milk, coffee and chocolate syrup in a blender. Blend until smooth with tiny brownie pieces visible. 3.  Melt your favourite flavour of Friar’s Chocolate Buttons and then drizzle chocolate  on inside of tall glass. Pour in milkshake and top with whipped cream,... Read More


Chocolate Week Recipe – Delicious Spanish Hot Chocolate!

It’s Chocolate Week which means we all have the perfect excuse to indulge in our favourite food stuff! Whether it’s a bar of chocolate, chocolate truffles or chocolate cake, we should indulge and enjoy without feeling the least bit guilty 🙂 As we have now moved into Autumn and it is getting much colder, brrr, we decided a delicious Spanish style hot chocolate would be just the ticket. This in our opinion is the best kind of hot chocolate, thick and creamy with a rich, strong chocolate taste – ideal... Read More


Milk Chocolate Fancy Truffles

One of the newest lines we have added this year to our fabulous chocolate selections are these gorgeous Belgian Fancy Truffles. With four scrumptious flavours to pick from, they make the perfect gift for someone special or simply a treat for you! Each box contains 200g of delicious mouth-watering truffles and better still they are currently on offer at two for £6.00! They have proven a hit in both our Keswick and Ambleside stores- so be quick in snapping up this amazing offer. The flavours you can pick from include:... Read More