UK Chocolate

Nestlé Has Discovered A Way To Almost Halve The Sugar In Your Favourite Chocolate

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Nestlé has announced a new discovery that means they could cut the amount of sugar in their chocolate bars by up to 40%, without adversely affecting ...

People Have Eaten Their Entire Advent Calendars Already (Because Chocolate)

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

On the morning of 1 December, many jumped at the chance to open the first window of their advent calendars. But for some, the temptation was too much....

$400Million Cocoa Investment Aims To Tackle Poverty And Empower Farmers

Michael Gidney | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Michael Gidney

Today the cocoa industry is worth billions, yet the bitter truth behind the sweet treat is that too many cocoa farmers are struggling to survive, trap...

The Definitive Ranking Of Christmas Chocolate As Voted For By You

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Tis the season to eat our body weight in chocolate and have absolutely no remorse. But what is your sugary weapon of choice? Perhaps you are a family...

The Great Mother Of Exeter

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

No matter whether you are religious, agnostic or atheist, the great old churches and temples of this world carry a powerful charge of energy from the centuries of prayer, of song and of silence that have been carried out there. Even now, most folk hush themselves when they enter an ancient church and take a moment to feel the echo of the ages.

9 Confectionery Changes That Undoubtedly Ruined Our Lives

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

On Tuesday, Britain woke up to the heartbreaking news that Toblerone’s much-loved triangle-shaped bar had changed. The chocolate bar’s manufacture...

Feel Good Fudge

Steph Matthews | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

Don't be put off by the very first ingredient, as therein lies all the magic. The humble chickpea is the star ingredient taking this fudge to the next level and you don't even know it's in there. I promise. It becomes blended with coconut oil and chocolate to form a melt in your mouth healthier fudge.

Student's Car Filled With 6,500 Kits Kats After Thief Steals His Chocolate Bar

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Chocaholics around the world shuddered last week after the tragic news of Hunter Jobbins emerged. Having left his car unlocked for just 15 minutes, t...

Scientists Discover A Way To Make Milk Chocolate Healthier

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Chocolate fans, prepare to be excited because scientists may have found a way to make your favourite treat healthier. Researchers have created a new ...

How To Make Your Own Chocolate

Steph Matthews | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

These are best kept outside of the fridge once they've set as the cacao butter begins to rise to the surface of the chocolate resulting in a white appearance. If you plan on storing them for longer I'd place them in a sealed container, although they never last that long!

How London's Chocolate Week And Show Have Improved Cocoa Farmers' Lives

Judith Lewis | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

In the twelve years since it started, Chocolate Week has been at the centre of helping to not only educate UK consumers but also elevate the situation of cocoa farmers through paying them a fairer price.

Terry's Chocolate Orange Has Shrunk And The World Can't Cope

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Terry’s Chocolate Orange has shrunk by 10% and people aren’t happy. It’s come to our attention that manufacturer Mondelez International has take...

A Pop-Up That Lets You Customise Your Own KitKats Is Coming To London

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Die-hard KitKat fans can now customise their own tasty treats at a new pop-up opening in London next week. The KitKat Chocolatory at Stratford Westfie...

A Fan Favourite Is Being Removed From Quality Street And People Are Really Outraged

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Comedy

Brace yourselves, chocolate fans - Nestle has been doing some fiddling and they’ve decided to switch out one of the sweets from Quality Street boxes...

Is a Pastry Chef the Right Person to Reinvent Cacao Fermentation Methods?

Judith Lewis | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

Pierre Herme has added to the knowledge we have about chocolate making, as well as enriching the diversity of types of chocolate available. It's still an experiment but hopefully by working directly with farmers, more chocolate makers will use the established body of experimentation and build on it. Perhaps Marou will be next to experiment with fermentation with fruit?

16 Pictures Of Chocolate That Will Make You Forget Your Diet Instantly

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We should never need an excuse to dive head first into a melt-in-the-middle chocolate pudding (with extra chocolate sauce). But it’s International ...

Five Minute No-Bake Brownie Bites

Steph Matthews | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

I like to pop these in the freezer for about an hour and then take them out for a few minutes before serving. This recipe doesn't make too many but they're rich and moreish and you could always double the recipe if you're craving more!

Nifty Trick Shows You How To Get Unlimited Chocolate - Or Does It?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

This week, a Facebook video came onto the scene revealing how to get "unlimited chocolate". Pretty magical, huh? The video shows a nifty trick in whic...

Best Easy-To-Make Chocolate Muffins Recipe

Vicki Psarias | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Psarias

I usually make these muffins a couple of times a month on a weekend usually and often top these bad boys with melted dark chocolate or chocolate butter cream. The best thing about these muffins is that they are HONESTLY the quickest, easiest (self-proclaimed) BEST muffins to make in the entire world (probs)!

Flourless Nutella Chocolate Cake

Charlene Flash | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlene Flash

With a jar of Nutella in my cupboard that needed to be uses asap, I wanted a lovely chocolate hazelnut cake and whilst I'm using the famous chocolate hazelnut spread, the pairing of ground almonds made this cake a refreshing and "lighter" change to all the chocolate cakes I have used.

Jaffa Cake Granola

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Have you noticed a bit of a theme going on here? Chocolate and Orange AGAIN? Well, it is my favourite chocolate combo and when you can healthily eat chocolate for breakfast with the sprightly zest of orange, what could possibly be wrong with that?

Super Fudgey Grain Free Dairy Free Nut Free Refined Sugar Free Chocolate Brownies

Reneé Davis | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Reneé Davis

I've mostly been eating the Paleo way for four years now, which means that my diet is free of all grains, not just gluten, refined sugar, and I have a limited dairy intake.

Twenty-Two Vegan Recipes for Easter

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Whether you love to indulge in chocolate bliss over Easter, or savour sweetly spiced hot cross buns, or maybe you love a healthier indulgence, this ro...

Easter Eggs Are Tasty But Not for Pets!

Vicki Larkham-Jones | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Larkham-Jones

Our latest research shows that nearly half a million dogs are still being fed human chocolate, which is really worrying because even a few squares of dark chocolate is enough to potentially fatally poison a small dog such as a Yorkshire Terrier.

E is for Easter and Ethical Chocolate

Judith Lewis | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

Cheap Easter chocolate often comes at a price, but do you know what that price really is? In the Ivory Coast children are being sold into slavery or kidnapped to work on cocoa plantations because of our insatiable desire for cheap sweet stuff. While it may be more costly, choosing child slave labour free chocolate helps farmers, children and if often tastier too.