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  1. What’s Really in My Chocolate? The essentials

    What’s Really in My Chocolate? The essentials

    So, you have managed to find yourself some quality looking chocolate. The price looks reasonable and the usual vocabulary in its pretty font is clearly plastered over the front but is this all just a charming distraction? We have all been here before, but what is actually in our chocolate?! Fortunately for us all, it is now a mandatory requirement for all foods to have packaging that has a clear and orderly list of all ingredients. Since 2014 and then additionally in 2016, the laws surrounding food ingredient listings became even strict. Furthermore, all allergens have to be listed in bold so that at a quick glance anyone can make an informed decision as to whether to eat it or not. Additionally, it is required that the way the ingredients are listed is just as important. They now have to be in the order of quantity, meaning whatever features in your chocolate the most will be at the top of the list! Hopefully, Cocoa!

    Here at Choc on Choc, we thought that it would be

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  2. Chocolate hotspots around the UK!

    Chocolate hotspots around the UK!

    With world chocolate day passing recently we thought we’d share with you some of our UK choc hot spots to celebrate! Here at Choc on Choc we love everything chocolate and can’t wait to share with you our UK top chocolate destinations!

    Cadbury World

    For those of you who share our passion for everything chocolate, we thought what better place to start that the UK’s biggest chocolate factory, Cadbury World! Famously known across the world, it’s such a treat that Cadbury still produce their products in Birmingham! Not only do they make everything right on our doorstep but also boast a whole range of chocolate attractions. You can have a fun day with the family whilst having some photos with your Cadbury chocolate heroes! What about popping to the café and grabbing a delicious hot chocolate? However, if you’re looking for something a bit more involved you can take part in the

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  3. Inspirational Woman of Wimbledon

    Inspirational Woman of Wimbledon

    As teenage tennis sensation Cori Gauff otherwise known as ‘Coco’ continues to stun the audiences of the world and as a company predominantly operated by female’s we thought that here at Choc on Choc we would focus on some of the important roles and achievements that female tennis players have had throughout the history of Wimbledon.

    So, where’s better to start than the beginning, the opening of the prestigious tournament known as Wimbledon started in 1877, however this only included men’s singles tournaments. It wasn’t until 1884 (a whopping 7 whole years later) that ladies’ singles were included into the tournament and then it took another 29 years for the tournament to include ladies’ doubles and mixed doubles in 1913!

    Once the ladies did get the chance to compete in 1884, the first ever winner of ladies’ singles was Maud Edith Eleanor, at the very young age of 19. Her win came only 3 years into her career of competitive tennis! Impressive!

    For her tremendo

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  4. Thank You Teachers!

    Thank You Teachers!

    Everyone who remembers his or her own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.

    Every single day in classrooms across the world, thousands of motivated teachers work long hours educating their students, marking homework, preparing lesson plans, leasing with families and co-workers overcoming any obstacles they may face. The work that teachers put in is essential for not only children, but their future, the parents and the community in general. Nevertheless, the rarity of thanks that teachers receive is concerning. That’s why here at Choc on Choc, we wanted to change that so, we’ve designed a line of thank you gifts for our wonderful teachers.

    Teachers are often role models, friends and sometimes saviours for our children! Teachers inspire students to have a lifetime thirst for knowledge, they share their values and compassion, demonstrate hard work and the importance of commitment. These are priceles

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  5. How to throw your own winning Wimbledon party!

    How to throw your own winning Wimbledon party!

    Here’s some top tips to help you throw a winning Wimbledon party! Wimbledon is one of those occasions where union jack decorations are a must, so deck the halls with bunting, streamers and anything red, white and blue! Our Choc on Choc Mini Chocolate Duck’s With a Union Jack on them are perfect for this kind of occasion!

    Secondly, it’s the unwritten but most important rule of any Wimbledon party that you have to have Pimm’s. However, it’s extremely important to get the recipe spot on! The perfect Pimm’s is 3 parts lemonade to 1-part Pimm’s, garnished with all sorts of slices of orange, lemon, cucumber, strawberries and sprigs of mint.

    Now that you’ve found your fantastic food and ordered in more Pimm’s than you can shake a stick at, it’s time to create the perfect decor for your Wimbledon party. What better way to get your mates in the mood t

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  6. Celebrate Wimbledon

    Celebrate Wimbledon

    It’s that time of year again, it’s time for one of the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world, Wimbledon!

    The much-anticipated start to The Championships 2019 is finally here and spectators are storming the grounds! Whether you’re chilling at Centre court or eagerly watching on the edge of your sofa, Choc on Choc has the perfect chocolate treats to celebrate the biggest highlight of British Summer time!

    Here at Choc on Choc we personally think that the best thing about Wimbledon is our tennis ball sized chocolates! Who doesn’t love a solid ball of chocolate? Our chocolate tennis balls feature a gooey marshmallow center that's surrounded in milk chocolate, and an outer layer of white chocolate dyed an

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  7. Chocolate really does grow on trees

    Chocolate really does grow on trees

    Chocolate really does grow on trees! Although not as lovely the chocolate bars wrapped to perfection that we know and love, it actually comes from cocao seeds that grow in tropical rainforests. Chocolate was originally made to be used as a medicinal drink and was actually savoury in the early days too, something chocolate lovers now would not even recognise! Today you can get chocolate in almost any flavour, colour and shape you can think of! 

    Today, cacao plants are cultivated in rainforest habitats throughout the tropics. Cacao trees thrive in tropical climates, with interestingly, a lot of shade! The average cacao tree produces up to two thousand pods a year. The pods produce a sweet white paste that is used in drinks, encased in the paste are the actual cacoa seeds. The seeds, unlike the paste, are incredibly bitter, and pretty unpalatable. Not at all like the chocolate that comes from them. It makes you wonder how humans stum

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  8. Chocolate Truffles

    Chocolate Truffles

    There are four basic food groups in this world: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles!

    Chocolate is a staple in any sane person's diet and it is definitely a delicacy that no one can refuse. Since the first-ever bar hit the shops chocolate has come on leaps and bounds. One particular type of chocolate we are very fond of here at Choc on Choc is the chocolate truffle! Chocolate truffles were invented in Chambery, France, their name was coined after the resemblance they share with mushroom truffles and the word ‘truffle’ actually comes from a Latin word meaning ‘Lump’. 

    Chocolate truffles can come in almost any flavour you can dream of! A popular truffle flavouring is alcohol (we won’t say no), with tipples such as brandy and whiskey. Other filling combinations may include ganache mixed with caramel, nuts, and fruit.

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  9. The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie's

    The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie's

    Nothing is more comforting than a warm chocolate chip cookie straight from the oven.

    The chocolate still soft, and the insides still gooey. Sat down with a cup of tea in hand, TV on, perfect! Read on for the perfect recipe.

    Ingredients 

    200g plain chocolate chips or chunks

    150g salted butter, softened

    80g light brown muscovado sugar

    80g granulated sugar

    2 tsp vanilla extract

    1 large egg

    225g plain flour

    ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

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  10. Unusual Chocolate Combinations

    Unusual Chocolate Combinations

    As you know, chocolate runs through our veins here at Choc on Choc HQ. We are always up for trying anything chocolate related, no matter how weird or wonderful! Chocolate is the go-to treat for millions across the world, and with good reason. The typically sweet item is the number one flavouring for donuts, cakes, ice cream, anything you can think of! There are some interesting chocolate combinations however, that may not be so familiar. Would you dare to try these unusual chocolate combinations or will you stick to Choc on Choc?

    1. Chocolate Covered Jalapeno Peppers Recipe

    2. Chocolate Bacon Sticks

    3. Chocolate and Parmesan Cake

    4. Chocolate “broccoli” cookies

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