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Ethical Chocolate Christmas Stocking Fillers

December 10 2013

One of the nicest parts of Christmas Day is surely waking up to find your Christmas stocking, which had been empty of Christmas Eve, magically full of little presents! Classic stocking fillers nowadays include ‘sacks’ of gold foil-covered chocolate coins, hidden treasure in the foot of the stocking. Christmas is a time to think of others, hence the lasting power of Charles Dickens’s Christmas Carol, in which the miser Scrooge […]

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Charlie and the Chocolatiers

May 16 2013

Ever since Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was published in 1964 it has enchanted generations of children. Dahl’s vivid, grippingly-told story of a poor boy named Charlie Bucket who loves chocolate and who, through the astonishingly lucky chance of finding a golden ticket, visits Willie Wonka’s mysterious and wonderful chocolate factory is an imaginative tour de force. The mercurial figure of Willie Wonka – creative chocolate genius, […]

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Review: Rococo – Mastering the Art of Chocolate by Chantal Coady

December 19 2012

In 1983 – long before London was the lively centre of high-class chocolate which it is today – a young woman, only 23-years-old, with, in her own words, “a little knowledge and a dangerous passion for chocolate” opened a small, dainty chocolate shop named Rococo in the Kings Road. That young woman was Chantal Coady, a pioneering figure in bringing quality chocolate to London and the UK, innovatively introducing flavoured […]

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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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Review: The Grenada Chocolate Company Organic Nib-a-Licious 60%

November 11 2011

It’s hard not to fall in love with this bar even before unwrapping it.   Like all of Grenada’s products the exotic wrapper is completely out of step with the couture cartons of today’s chocolate bars.  The brilliant colours suggest the sights and sounds of the island, while the back of the wrapper declares it to be ‘handcrafted from tree to bar’.  Not just bean to bar – purchased in the […]

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The Cost of Cocoa: Chocolatier.co.uk examines the cocoa market

June 2 2011

The recent political turmoil in the Ivory Coast, the world’s largest cocoa producer, has focussed attention on the issue of cocoa production and the cost of cocoa. “Because of the uncertainty in the Ivory Coast, international cocoa prices have been at their highest in more than three decades recently,” explains Gary Mead, editor of agricommodities website World Crops. “The Ivory Coast’s new president, Alassane Ousttara, called for a suspension of […]

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