Monthly Archives: June 2016

  1. A Brief History of (Chocolate) Time

    A Brief History of (Chocolate) Time

    It’s fairly common knowledge that the human race has been enjoying the product of the cocoa bean for centuries, but do you know what happened between the first cocoa-based drinks of the Aztecs and the creation of our famous chocolate cheeseboard? If not, it’s time to delve into the Choc on Choc history of chocolate...


    c.900 A.D.– The Mayans crush up cocoa beans and chili peppers, blending them with water to form, “xocolatl” (or “bitter water”), the first recorded chocolate-based product.

    c.1400 – Mayan numbers diminishes

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  2. Are You Ready for Festival Fondue?

    Are You Ready for Festival Fondue?

    This weekend marks the kick-off of Glastonbury festival, which means festival season has officially arrived! Although it looks like the weather could be a little bit of a wash-out (which, let’s be honest, is no great surprise), the Choc on Choc fairies have done it again and created something truly special that’ll make you the ‘toast’ of the campsite, no matter how muddy you get. Want to know more? Then just keep reading…


    Even if glamping’s not your thing, it’s time to add a touch of luxury to your festival frolics with our brand new Campfire Kit. This

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  3. What Happened When We Went To Parliament...

    What Happened When We Went To Parliament...

    A couple of weeks ago, Flo packed up a whole host of chocolate delights, and headed to Westminster to talk all things cocoa with MPs from all across the country. Hosted by our local MP Ben Howlettas part of a delicious ‘Taste of Bath’ roadshow, it was a fab opportunity to show just what us West Country folk can do! And how did it go? You’ll have to read on to find out…


    Arriving at the Houses of Parliament, Flo found that even bags full of choccies can’t get you through strin

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  4. Chocolate Funfetti Cake...Need We Say More

    Chocolate Funfetti Cake...Need We Say More

     

      We couldn’t be any more in love with this idea of creating a cake covered in ‘confetti’!  Hundreds and thousands a plenty is the name of the game with this colourful creation, along with a (very) generous drizzling of chocolate ganache.  This recipe from The Cake Blog is sure to be a winner with all ages, who doesn't love a dose of nostalgia - we all remember those colourfully topped white chocolate buttons.  Just in time for a summer party (usually to be hosted sheltering from one of those summer showers we have grown to become so fond of) this eye catching cake would make the perfect party centrepiece to brighten up the table.  The clue’s in the title

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  5. Did You Spot Us in the Press This Week?

    Did You Spot Us in the Press This Week?

    Choc on Choc creations have been popping up all over the place this week! From The Stylist Magazine’s super-coveted Style List , to the London Evening Standard , to The Lady , you’ve barely been able to turn a page or click on a link without seeing our chocolatey treats. To see a complete round-up (and read Flo’s special Father’s Day interview in Bath Life magazine), just read on…


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  6. 5 of the Finest Father's Day Gifts (Made of Chocolate)

    5 of the Finest Father's Day Gifts (Made of Chocolate)

    Just in case you hadn't clocked, Father's Day will soon be upon us. But if you're having a little trouble picking the perfect present for your papa, don't fret! The Choc on Choc fairies have whipped up this handy guide to the tastiest treats on offer in our edible emporium.

    So whether your dad's a pie-and-pint kind of guy, or a frustrated rock star, just read on to see our super selection...


    Tasty Chocolate Father's Day Gifts

     

     

     

     

     

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  7. It’s a Weekend of Celebrations Ahead!

    It’s a Weekend of Celebrations Ahead!

    If you live with a football fan, you probably already know that the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament starts tonight. With the British teams’ first matches taking place over the weekend, and the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations going on all over the country, it’s (hopefully) going to be a weekend of festivities!

    What with packed pubs, pints, cheers (and probaby some tears), it's easy for non-football fans to feel a little left out during the sporting season, but don't worry - we've got a whole host of treats to keep that smile on your face! Plus a few little extras for the footie fans and Royalists in your life...


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  8. Out Of Inspiration? The Press Have Been Reviewing Our Father's Day Products

    Out Of Inspiration?  The Press Have Been Reviewing Our Father's Day Products

     

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  9. We're In To The Finals Of The Muddy Stiletto Awards!

    We're In To The Finals Of The Muddy Stiletto Awards!

     

    We are so excited to be able to tell you that we have reached the finals of the Muddy Stilettos Awards! A big “thank you” to all of our wonderful customers who voted for us amongst so many other local food and drink producers, we are so pleased that you enjoy our chocolates as much as we enjoy creating them here in the chocolate house.  Muddy Stilettos(who describe themselves as ‘The Urban Guide to the Countryside’) run these awards each year to celebrate independent businesses located in the shires, i

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  10. A Chocolate Box of Tricks!

    A Chocolate Box of Tricks!

     

    If you’re looking for a show stopper to score some serious points on the cake circuit, we think we’ve found one to ensure you reign supreme amongst your fellow bakers.  Whilst browsing the delights that the internet has to offer (from experience we don’t advise doing this whilst hungry) we came across the work of art that is a Chocolate Box Cake - a cake topped with a tuck box of sweet treats!  An article by The Whootexplains that after using your favourite cake as a base and covering it in icing you are ready to start separating the cake up into se

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