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Festive Chocolate Feasting

December 16 2014

With Christmas and New Year holidays coming up, now is the perfect time to stock up with chocolate treats. Chocolate, of course, is among the pleasures of Christmas, from the foil-wrapped chocolate coins in the toe of the stocking to the chocolate roulade on the sideboard. Nowadays, more than ever, chocolate-lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to chocolate indulgences to enjoy over the festive season. With those traditional […]

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Choco Christmas Gifts: Present ideas for chocolate lovers this Christmas

December 2 2014

If you’re at a loss at what to buy for presents this Christmas, draw inspiration from the creative world of British chocolate. Gold and silver foil-wrapped chocolate coins are, of course, a Christmas stocking staple but there are is a wealth of witty chocolate novelties to choose from. Hotel Chocolat offers a Christmas Jumper anyone would be pleased to receive – as it’s in the form of a milk chocolate […]

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The Mighty Bûches

November 28 2014

Valrhona, the French chocolate company, is highly regarded within the world of pastry chefs both for their high-quality chocolate and, importantly,  for the practical support and training the company offers to patissiers working with their chocolate.  This Christmas, Valrhona has teamed up with twelve leading UK pastry chefs at establishments including hotels, restaurants and patisseries in a project showcasing both their considerable pastry skills and the scope offered by chocolate. […]

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Chocolatier.co.uk’s stocking filler reviews

December 20 2012

A little high-quality chocolate hidden in the toe of a Christmas stocking will always be a treat. Here are some stocking filler suggestions: Paul Wayne Gregory Christmas Pudding Truffle Appearance: a red-tinted half dome-shaped truffle, with a noticeable shine to the chocolate exterior. Flavour and texture: The rich, smooth ganache filling melts deliciously and has a slow-burning, subtle Christmas pudding flavour, with nicely balanced spicing. The taste of Christmas in […]

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Chocolatier.co.uk guide to Chocolate Christmas Gifts

December 12 2012

Here’s Chocolatier.co.uk’s guide to great gifts you could buy the chocolate lovers in your family this Christmas. Stocking Fillers Rootling through a Christmas stocking is just the best way to start Christmas day. Alongside traditional gold-wrapped chocolate coins, there are lots of witty chocolate novelties to choose from. From the ever-creative team at Dorset-based Chococo, seasonal new offerings include Chocolate-studded Snowballs in assorted flavours and pretty Festive Chocolate Picture Bars. […]

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Chocolatiers have a merry Christmas

January 27 2012

Despite the economic doom and gloom, the market for quality chocolate is in buoyant form. While Tesco’s sales slumped in the run-up to Christmas, independent chocolatiers around the country enjoyed increased sales as the public’s appetite for good chocolate continues to grow. “In the last three years, we’ve had substantial growth each year,” says Chantal Coady of Rococo. “This Christmas was way, way busier than the year before.” William Curley, […]

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