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  1. Mother's Day Competition

    Mother's Day Competition

    Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I am sure all the Mums out there are ready to enjoy THEIR day, to put their feet up and be spoilt with gifts and treats! If you are struggling for ideas to gift your Mum with, we have the best idea for you. Not only do we have some amazing gifts but it is also FREE as our Mother’s Day Giveaway worth £380! Visit our Instagram page @choconchoc to be in the chance of winning!

    We have teamed up with lovely brands that we are excited to be collaborating with. The prize includes, a hamper of chocolates, a bouquet of flowers, a bottle of gin, a collection of toiletries, handmade glass coasters and a spa day for 2 including a cocoa candle massage each!

     To enter simply like the post, follow ALL brands and comment ‘Why your mum deserves this giveaway!’

     The competition end on the 17th March 2020 at 12pm and the winner will be chosen at random and contact shortly after. The giveaway is only open to UK resident

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  2. The Perfect Pancake Recipe

    The Perfect Pancake Recipe

    Are you excited for Pancake Day? Hopefully you are now prepped, with the ingredients and your favourite toppings so you can make the perfect pancake! We have the best pancake recipe for you to use:

    Perfect Pancake Recipe:

    Ingredients:

    • 100g plain flour
    • 2 eggs
    • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
    • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    • A pinch of salt

    Method:

     

    1. Put 100g plain flour and a pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl.
    2. Make a well in the centre and crack 2 eggs into the middle.
    3. Pour in about 50ml from the 300ml of semi-skimmed milk and 1 tbsp sunflower oil then start whisking from the centre, gradually drawing the flour into the eggs, milk and oil. Once all the flour is incorporated, beat until you have a smooth, thick paste. Add a little more milk if it is too stiff to beat.
    4. Add a good splash of milk
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  3. Activities for Half Term

    Activities for Half Term

    Are you struggling to keep your little ones busy this half term? Check out the following places to go to enjoy a fun family day out…

    Longleat Safari Park

    Longleat Safari is the place to visit for an exciting day out, with a drive through safari park, adventure park, boat trips, restaurants and many more! If you are wanting a longer day out and to keep your little ones amused, then this is the place to visit. If you book online, you save 15% of the standard, entrance ticket.

    Cheddar Gorge and Caves

    Are you looking for something a little more thrilling? Cheddar Gorge and caves is the place to visit this half term. They have many activities to enjoy, which are both below and above ground. They have breath-taking caves, which include tours with audio guides to give you an insight into the creation of the caves.

    Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park

    Avon Valley has a range of activities for your little ones to enjoy t

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  4. Chocolate Trends

    Chocolate Trends


    Chocolate has now become more adventurous than ever. When would you have ever thought that chocolate and chilli together could work, right? However, all these new trends are working and taste yummy!

    January and February are the perfect months for companies to test and trial flavours, to see what flavours will and won’t work. Chocolatiers are all trying to create weird and wonderful ideas, to remain unique in the chocolate industry. Chocolate pairings are becoming more exotic with flavours such as wasabi, soy sauce, mushroom and sweet potato!

    A recent chocolate trend on the market is the dark milk chocolate, by mixing the two to get benefits from the taste of milk chocolate and the nutrients from dark chocolate.

    The health trend has hit the market, and chocolate companies are enticing people into it by promoting the aspect of taste and health benefits from chocolate – achieving the best of both worlds! They have introduced chocolate flavours such as matcha gre

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  5. Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day

    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so we hope you have written your love notes!

    Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world on the 14th of February and is an excuse to shower your partners with flowers, chocolates, gifts, and LOVE! There are many stories as to how Valentine’s Day first came about, however, the day has origins to an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia.  Between the 13th – 15th of February to celebrate the coming of Spring, the Romans would have a ritual in which men and women were paired off by picking names out of a jar.

    So why is chocolate a popular gift for Valentine’s Day? 

    Up to 58 million pounds of chocolate is purchased during Valentine’s week! That’s a lot of chocolate, right? Chocolate is known to be an aphrodisiac, containing tryptophan and phenylethylamine, which are the

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  6. Celebrating Chris Evan’s 1st Birthday on Virgin Radio

    Celebrating Chris Evan’s 1st Birthday on Virgin Radio

    Today, Chris Evan’s is celebrating the 1st year of his breakfast show on Virgin Radio. In honor of celebrating this milestone, we created some bespoke chocolates for him and the team to enjoy!

    Chris Evan’s breakfast show is broadcasted on weekdays, between the times of 6:30 am – 10 am. For everyone who loves to listen to him every morning, he now has an extra hour on the air, then when he was on Radio 2!

    Virgin Radio was founded in 2001, and has since expanded with now 28 Virgin Radio stations that are worldwide. They have branched into one of the most popular music radio stations, with developing internationally, broadcasting in multiple languages. They now have over 30 million listeners worldwide, which is expanding daily.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  7. History of the Advent Calendar

    History of the Advent Calendar

    I hope you all have your advent calendars. What a treat to wake up every morning and have an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast, for 25 days!

    The word ‘Advent’ was created from the Latin word ‘coming’. The Advent calendar can be traced back to the 19th century. The calendar begins on the 1st December and it counts down the days until Christmas day. The tradition began when German families in the mid-nineteenth century would tally how many days until Christmas on walls in chalk. They have now evolved over the years from doors sealed with pictures or bible verses behind them, nowadays they include gifts, such as chocolate, alcohol, and makeup, that is hidden behind each door.

    Advent chocolate calendars have grown hugely, with most major confectionery companies that now produce an advent calendar each Christmas. They are a perfect little gift to prepare for Christmas time.

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  8. Bath Christmas Market

    Bath Christmas Market

    Head down to the Bath Christmas market this week, where you will find us in our own little cosy chalet selling our delicious handmade chocolates! The markets open from the 28th November – 15th December, opening times start from 10 am – 7 pm (Mon-Wed), 10 am – 8 pm (Thur – Sat), 10 am – 6 pm (Sun).

    This year’s market will include around 150 chalets’, the perfect place to shop small and support independent businesses and pick up some unique Christmas gifts. Choose from jewelry, personalised presents, homeware, decorations for Christmas, and lots more!  Not only do they have chalets selling luxury gifts, but they also have a range of festive food chalets selling hog roasts, burgers, treats and lots of wonderful warm drinks to keep you warm. Yes – even mulled wine!

    The Telegraph stated that Bath has the best Christmas Market and it is also recognised as one of the top European Christmas markets, so we are proud to be selling our wonderful chocolates at this well kn

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  9. Benefits Of Eating Chocolate

    Benefits Of Eating Chocolate

    It’s getting closer to Christmas, when the chocolate advent calendars come out, when the chocolate yule logs get whipped up and when the chocolate Christmas presents get unwrapped. Who doesn’t love chocolate at Christmas time? You don’t have to feel guilty this Christmas when you indulge in delicious chocolate, because can you believe… there are health benefits from eating it! Check the following benefits:

    Chocoholics are the smartest people around! The cocoa in dark chocolate contains antioxidants called flavonoids which can boost brain function. Chocolate is one of the richest natural sources of magnesium, which is essential for brain health. Eating just a small amount can help boost your concentration and alertness.

    Chocolate can relieve inflammation. Cocoa is packed with antioxidants that can reduce inflammation. Inflammation can lead to a number of health issues, like headaches and muscle aches.

    We all love chocolate because it tastes so yummy! However

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  10. Chocolate Christmas Mince Pie Recipe

    Chocolate Christmas Mince Pie Recipe

    Fancy a change from a traditional Christmas? How about trying to bake mince pies with a Christmas twist? Everyone loves chocolate, especially at Christmas time!

    Check out this delicious chocolate mince pie recipe:

     

    Ingredients:

    ·         280g plain flour, sifted

    ·         125g icing sugar, sifted

    ·         50g cocoa powder, sifted

    ·         pinch salt

    ·         200g cold butter, diced

    ·         2 free-range egg yolk

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