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Welcome to Choc on Choc!
Based in the heart of the Somerset countryside, we create beautiful handmade chocolate gifts from the finest Belgian chocolates. Whatever the occasion, we’re bound to have the perfect present for you or your loved ones.
Shop our adorable and quirky creations, and choose from an enormous range of unique and exciting gifts, including chocolate cheese boards, chocolate animals, wedding favours, and much more. We even offer a bespoke service for special birthdays or corporate events.
Founded in 2003 by father/daughter duo, Kerr Dunlop and Flo Broughton, Choc on Choc has grown from a tiny team of three to an award-winning independent business. Plus, with free delivery on all orders over £40, there’s no reason not to treat yourself!
Sure, we have throws and soups and woolly hats – but nothing gets us through winter like a homemade cup of hot chocolate. Of course, we might be slightly biased, but we really do think hot chocolate is the best hot drink there is. So for the cold days and dark nights, here are five recipes to get you through the last little bit of winter.
Lavender white hot chocolate
If you’re looking for something light and floral, this recipe is the one for you.
Heat 2 cups of whole milk and 1/3 tsp lavender buds over a medium heat and stir occasionally. Remove from the heat once it starts to bubble, leave for five minutes then strain the lavender before putting the milk back on a medium heat. Add half a cup of white chocolate chips and stir until they’ve melted. Whisk for a bit of froth and drink up.
Peanut butter hot chocolate
If you’re craving something a bit nutty, here’s a recipe that’ll sort you out.
Bring 1 cup milk and ¼ cup cream to a simmer, then add in ¼ cup chocolate chips and stir until they melt. Add in 1 tbspn peanut butter and stir until melted.
Gingerbread hot cocoa
If you’re in the mood for a bit of spice, here’s a great recipe for your next indulge.
Heat 4 cups milk over a low heat, and in a separate bowl, combine ½ cup cocoa powder, ¼ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup white sugar, ½ tspn ground cinnamon, ½ tspn allspice, ½ teaspoon ground ginger, ½ tspn vanilla extract and ¼ tspn sea salt. Mix together and whisk into the mixture until hot.
Salted caramel hot chocolate
If you want to sweeten your hot chocolate, there’s no better way to do it than salted caramel – and this recipe’s got your sorted.
Rub together 1 ½ cups granulated sugar and ¼ tsp fresh lemon juice in a bowl until the sugar is damp. Heat a pan and, when it’s hot, add the sugar and stir continuously. When it liquifies and turns to an amber colour, pour in 4 ½ cups milk while continuing to stir. Once the milk starts to simmer, remove from the heat before letting it come to a boil. Add 8 oz finely chopped milk chocolate and 2 oz dark chocolate to the pan and whisk until smooth and the chocolate has melted. Finish by adding a pinch of salt to taste.
Choc On Choc chocolate stirrers
If you’re looking for a nice and easy way to make a delicious hot chocolate treat, you’ll want to try Choc on Choc’s hot chocolate stirrers. Honestly, they’re good enough to make you wish winter lasted longer.
We have three flavours – salted caramel, chilli chocolate and milk chocolate – with handmade Belgium milk chocolate to simply stir into hot milk. The simplest and tastiest hot chocolate recipe there is!
Choc on Choc is constantly reinventing the chocolate wheel and bringing new creations to the table. But at the same time, we’re proud to say that our customers keep on coming back for our delectable designs again and again.
But in the wider, ruthless world of chocolate, not everything lasts forever. Remembering and repeating this mantra is essential to getting through the national tragedy of beloved chocolate bars being discontinued. The chocolate bar graveyard is full of weird and wonderful chocolatey inventions that are no longer – either because they weren’t popular enough, or they were just a downright flop.
Here are some of the chocolate bars that never really took off.
This lighter version of the classic Mars bar was taken off shelves in 2008, a mere four years after it was launched. There have been many petitions online to bring it back, but to no avail.
This variant of the Boost chocolate bar was a milk chocolate bar with a caramel and toasted coconut centre. Sadly, it never really took off, and was discontinued way back in 1994.
It may sound like a version of the chilli chocolate on shelves today, but this, in fact, was Cadbury’s homage to the Spice Girls, launched at the height of their success in 1997. The box of chocolates remains a mystery today, but it’s safe to say the collection didn’t last quite as long as the band.
Banana Milky Way
In 2000, Mars launched a limited edition banana flavoured Milky Way, and yes, it was yellow on the inside. It followed on from an earlier trial of a strawberry flavoured Milky Way. It was on shelves for four weeks, at the price of 15p. Needless to say, it didn’t last any longer than that.