Summer Ice Cream Chocolates

Summer Chocolate: Ice Cream and Fruity Deliciousness

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The sun is blazing, the days are long, and the craving for something sweet and refreshing intensifies. While a classic scoop of ice cream might seem like the perfect answer, what if we told you there's a way to elevate that summer treat into a symphony of flavours? Enter the delightful world of summer chocolate – a delightful marriage of rich, decadent chocolate with the vibrant zest of seasonal fruits.

The Allure of Summer Chocolate

Chocolate, in its various forms, has held a special place in human hearts (and stomachs) for centuries. Its deep, complex flavours offer a range of experiences, from the smooth richness of milk chocolate to the bittersweet intensity of dark. However, when the summer heat sets in, the heavy textures of traditional chocolate desserts can feel overwhelming. This is where summer chocolate steps in, offering a lighter and brighter way to indulge.

Friars Ice Cream Chocolate Selection – Luxe Box

Is there anything that can shout ‘Summer’ as often and loudly as Ice Cream? Probably not. The match made in hot sunshine is a difficult one to top but we might just be able to give ice cream a run for it’s money. Combining yet another favourite ingredient of the masses together with summers’ most sought after refreshment. We proudly present our Ice Cream Chocolate Selection. To massive favourites brought together in one summer chocolate spectacular. Beginning with our strikingly fresh and eye-catching new packaging, the journey into summer chocolate gets off to a flyer. Open up to find Neapolitan, Pecan, Arctic Roll, Cherry, Cookie Dough and Banana Split! There's more, much more, and all with scintillatingly good centres smashing the summer chocolate urge. Fashioned to give the chocolate lover a summer ice cream in a chocolate these are just so good it’s hard to see them go. But they will, they do and quickly so get your skates on!

Summer Chocolates

The Art of Pairing: Chocolate and Fruits

The magic of summer chocolate lies in its ability to highlight the natural sweetness and tanginess of seasonal fruits. Imagine juicy strawberries bursting through a velvety dark chocolate shell, or the tart-sweetness of raspberries dancing with a hint of white chocolate.

Here are some of the most popular pairings:

  • Strawberries and Chocolate: This classic combination is a true crowd-pleaser. The vibrant acidity of strawberries cuts through the richness of chocolate, creating a perfectly balanced bite. Companies like FRIARS offer delicious ice cream chocolates that capture this essence, with a creamy strawberry ice cream centre enveloped in a luxurious dark chocolate shell.

  • Berries and White Chocolate: Delicate white chocolate pairs beautifully with the vibrant flavours of mixed berries. Think blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, their sweetness and acidity complementing the subtle creaminess of white chocolate.

  • Citrus and Dark Chocolate: This sophisticated pairing offers a delightful balance of sweet and tart. Imagine the tangy zest of orange or lemon mingling with the deep bitterness of dark chocolate, creating a refreshing and complex flavour profile.

  • Tropical Fruits and Milk Chocolate: The creamy sweetness of milk chocolate is a perfect match for the exotic flavours of tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, and passion fruit.

Exploring Summer Chocolate Delights

Now that we've established the allure of summer chocolate, let's delve into some delightful ways to experience it:


Summer Chocolate

Friars Lemon Cheesecake Chocolate Truffles:

If our ice cream collection doesn’t get you licking your lips, how about a delicious take on a popular dessert? In a rather attractive white summer chocolate shell we have indulged you with a classic lemon cheesecake centre. A smooth white chocolate encases the smashing summer fruit zing of lemon bringing you a classic dessert experience in a chocolate box.

Friars Eton Mess Chocolates:

Everyone associates the spectacular tennis of summer at Wimbledon with the succulent strawberries that are consumed there in huge quantities. We have taken things a step further and are delighted to present the quintessentially English chocolate version of the Eton Mess. Hip, hip,h…….well you get the drift. Fresh cream, sweet strawberries and crunchy meringue lovingly introduced to fine creamy white chocolate. Long last summer, and of course summer chocolates!

Eton Mess Summer Chocolate

Beyond the Treat: The Benefits of Summer Chocolate

While summer chocolate is undoubtedly a delicious indulgence, it can also offer some surprising health benefits.

  • Dark Chocolate and Antioxidants: Dark chocolate boasts a significant amount of antioxidants, known to protect your cells from damage.

  • Fruits and Vitamins: Each fruit brings its own unique set of vitamins and minerals to the party, making summer chocolate a surprisingly nutritious treat.

  • Mood Boost: Chocolate is known to trigger the release of endorphins, our body's natural feel-good chemicals. So, indulging in a piece of summer chocolate can actually elevate your mood.

Making Memories with Summer Chocolate

Summer chocolate is more than just a treat – it's an experience. It's the joy of sharing a box of curated delights with friends and family, the laughter that erupts with each bite of a surprise fruit and chocolate combination, and the sweet satisfaction of enjoying a refreshing and delicious dessert on a hot summer day. So, this summer, break free from the monotony of plain chocolate and ice cream. Embrace the world of summer chocolate and create memories that are as vibrant and delightful as the flavours themselves.

Summer Strawberry Chocolate

Bonus Tip: When choosing summer chocolate, opt for companies like FRIARS that use high-quality ingredients and ethically sourced cocoa. This ensures you're not only treating yourself to a delightful experience, but also supporting sustainable practices.

With a little creativity and a touch of summer sunshine, you can turn the humble chocolate and fruit combination into a delightful adventure for your taste buds and a highlight of your summer season.


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