The Perfect Christmas Eve Box

A carrot for Rudolph and a mince pie for Father Christmas are traditions that most British families associate with 24 December however a new tradition is emerging, the Christmas Eve box. After putting our heads together here at Friars HQ these are the things that have just got to be in your kids (or adults) Christmas Eve box. Pyjamas Nothing beats the warm snuggly feeling of new pyjamas…if you want to go all out then a new set of Christmas themed bed sheets would really top it off. A Book... Read More


Need A Stocking Filler

It’s that time of year again, Christmas is approaching and everyone is starting to panic a little! Now is the time that thoughts turn to how many varieties of potatoes to cook, for Christmas dinner and what drinks to serve. The more organised among us will probably have done most of their Christmas shopping and might just be looking for those final stocking fillers. Well here is a list of our favorite 5 stocking fillers to help you along the way. Chocolate Truffle Sprouts Hand-made Brussels sprout truffles. A delicious... Read More

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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


Need A Stocking Filler?

It’s getting to that time of year, when the tree is up the house looks amazing. All you need is a few finishing touches or ‘stocking fillers’ for a perfect Christmas. Well we are here to help; here are our top picks. Reindeer Chocolate Figure Lewis the reindeer is ready for the festive season, complete with his Christmas jumper! Premium Belgian milk chocolate moulded into a hollow reindeer shape and intricately decorated with a Christmas jumper design using coloured milk chocolate. The perfect stocking filler to bring a smile to... Read More


An Alternative Black Friday With Homeless Charity Shelter

Here at Friars we feel the whole black Friday thing is a little tasteless. Apparently we now have cyber Monday where further fantastic reductions are available. We do various promotions throughout the year, that see a genuine saving past onto the customer, we never artificially inflate prices only to offer a huge money off promotions. This is not to say everyone does this but it is starting to become more common. Anyways, enough of the rambling; this year for black Friday we have decided to swim against the tide. We... Read More


The Countdown Is On – Perfect Advent Calendars

We have gone a little advent calendar crazy this year. There are only 16 days to go until the start of advent, so here are our top picks. Friars Chocolate Truffle Advent Calendar Our very own exclusive advent calendar, filled with an beautiful mix of our luxury chocolates; the perfect way to count down the days to Christmas. The selection of chocolates includes mulled wine, milk chocolate truffles, caramel, praline, plus many more.   Happy Hour Liqueur Advent Calendar A fabulous ‘happy hour’ advent calendar of premium filled dark chocolate... Read More


Have A Peek At Christmas; We Won’t Tell If You Don’t

Christmas is our favorite time of the year here at Friars, so we got a bit excited and have only gone and put some products on our website! Here’s a peak at some of our favourites; go on, have a look, we won’t tell if you don’t. Buck’s Fizz Snowball Truffles   Buck’s fizz at Christmas is one of the great traditions, here at Friars we have given it a new lease of life with our buck’s fizz snowball truffles, a must try this Christmas. White Christmas Sloe Gin Gift... Read More


Merry Christmas Everyone

Here is a small collection of facts that you may which to refer to during that awkward conversation with great auntie Margaret. Merry Christmas! Christmas Trees Nearly 60 million Christmas trees are grown each year in Europe. Noel The word Noel derives from the French expression “les bonnes nouvelles” or “the good news”. Turkey Before turkey, the traditional Christmas meal in England was a pig’s head and mustard. Holly The holly in a wreath symbolises Christ’s crown of thorns while the red berries are drops of his blood. Cracker Designs... Read More


Perfect Christmas Table Settings Ideas

For those who like to be a bit different, here are some ideas to make your Christmas table the little bit special. Remy Martin Liqueur or Grand Marnier Chocolate Goblet A simple idea that makes a cute table setting. Glass Star T-light Holder Fabulous table centre piece which can be used year after year.   Christmas Crackers Our unique crackers come with a cheeky chocolate Brussels Sprout as well as truffles, after dinner mints and a chocolate fact….oh and no sewing kits or plastic frogs. German Christmas Pyramid Traditional German... Read More