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


Need Some Christmas Inspiration

Fabulous gift ideas from Friars. Our gifts are designed in house so you will not find them anywhere else. We want to make it easy for you to be original, so you can give gifts that taste and look amazing which will be remembered. Prosecco Truffles Snowman Sweets & Chocolate Gift Box Musical Carousel Christmas Tree Chocolate Truffle Sprouts Luxury Baileys Christmas Gift Box Assorted Chocolate Covered Brazils Felt Santa Express Train Chocolate Replica Lego Brick Santa & Rudolph T-Light Candle Holder


Ye Olde Friars Famous Christmas Windows

We actually plan our Christmas windows during the summer months which is actually a lot easier than you may think! This year our theme is a street view of a town house, complete with a Christmas wreath, Royal Mail post box and of course lashings of snow. There is also some mysterious foot prints in the snow leading to the front door…   The second window is sets the scene of a child’s bedroom on Christmas morning. Just as it should be with presents and sweets everywhere. We have gone... Read More


Asbach Brandy Liqueurs A Brief History

Asbach Uralt Brandy is a hugely popular liqueur throughout Germany. Asbach Uralt acquires its unique and distinctive taste through traditional distillation, careful storage for at least three years in Limousin oak casks and the secret Asbach maturing and refining process. It is believed Asbach Brandy and chocolate were first combined in 1920’s when it was still unthinkable for women to drink alcohol in public places. It was against this background that Hugo Asbach created his magnificent chocolates originally aimed at the sophisticated lady.    

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Psssst……Christmas Is Coming….It’s Alright To Have A Look!

Here a quick off look at some of our favorite products for this Xmas. Don’t you just love Christmas?! Sprouts Chocolates A crisp white chocolate shell is coloured green and then filled with a smooth milk chocolate truffle filling. They look super realistic and it gets better…..they are alcohol free! Prosecco Truffles After months of top secret research and product testing we are excited to announce the launch of our exclusive Prosecco truffles.  A white chocolate shell is filled with a smooth milk chocolate ganache, finished beautifully with a splash... Read More