Monthly Archives: August 2016
If you’re a fan of Choc on Choc, you’ll know that we’re mad for all things GBBO. So when masters of viral media, Buzzfeed, shared this list of baking-themed cocktails, we had to pick out our favourites – and find a few of our own, too…
Or, if you’re a fan of all things bubbly and sweet, throw together an ultra-simple Bakewell Fizzby topping one tablespoon of Kirsch and a Kirsch-soaked cherry with one part Amaretto Disaronno and thr
Posted: August 26, 2016|
August is nearly over (and we’re not quite sure how that happened) but this month was crazy in the Somerset kitchens! Not only did we release a whole host of brand new chocolate gifts and treats, but our chocolates popped up in so many publications we could hardly keep track. Here’s our pick of the best…
Here at Choc on Choc, we’re great fans of chocolate that looks like other food: just look at our chocolate oysters, chocolate cheeseboard, and chocolate biscuits, to name but a few! But have you ever considered a chocolate lasagna? Well, this recipefrom one of our favourite websites, OMG Chocolate Desserts, can show you how to create you
Today’s been a hugely important day for anyone who took A-Level exams back in June: finally, the results are in! And whether you want to congratulate that hard-working scholar you know or cheer them up, we’ve got a whole host of chocolate treats that’ll say it all for you.
Or for those who’d love to pop a bottle of champagne in celebration (but maybe aren’t quite old enough yet), our chocolate prosecco bottlewould be a welcome choice. Complete with a punnet of six chocolate strawberries and decorated with edible golden glitter, this glitzy gift can be enjoyed by students of all ages.
We’ve all heard of (and probably tried) chili chocolate, but what about using chocolate in anything other than a dessert? No longer just the realm of experimental chefs, cooking savoury courses using dark chocolate is becoming more and more popular. And if you’re not sure where to begin, we’ve got just the thing for you…
Alternatively, take chocolate back to its Central American roots with this traditional chocolate chicken mole. Served in much the same way as you would serve chicken fajitas or tacos, this delish Mexican dish adds a more luxurious twist to your dinner party.
Posted: August 12, 2016|
It’s finally the weekend – at last – and if you’re struggling for ideas for what to do, then why not try a picnic with a difference? From fun-to-make recipes to our Choc on Choc must-haves, we’ve got everything you need!
We’re whipping out so many new creations this summer, our Somerset kitchen’s become a bit of a blur! Our latest collection is one of our most stylish yet, capturing all the key 2016 trends in chocolate form. Best find out what they are before everyone else catches on…
Alternatively, bring a little more zest to your picnic with a collection of fresh and funky chocolate pineapples!Each box contains two white and two milk chocolate squares, decorated with the cute fruit that’s the print of the season. Why not grab a few and hav
Think you know chocolate? Think again! From the history of the names of our favourite chocolate bars to the little-known historical impact of the cocoa bean, these 18 fascinating factoids about our favourite sweet treat will turn you into a chocolate expert!
- 1. The Aztecs used chocolate as currency.Because the cacao beans were so highly prized by the civilization, they were used in place of money.
- 2. Although cacao trees can live for up to 200 years, they can only produce viable beans for around an eighth of their lifetime.
- 3. In the Harry Potterseries, Harry and his friends often enjoy a snack known as Chocolate Frogs, but in Denmark, they were renamed ‘stupid owls’.
Posted: August 05, 2016|
The seating plan’s finished, the venue’s booked, and you’ve managed to talk the DJ out of playing ‘YMCA’ – but what about the gifts for the guests? Well, luckily for you, our ever-popular wedding categoryhas just had a brand new makeover!
We know how important the little details are to making a wedding truly unforgettable, which is why all of our wedding favours are made with such love and attention. If you’re looking for something that’s truly personal, why not grab a collection of our
We all know that chocolate has a place in the cupboard (not to mention the fridge and our handbags), but did you know, it can be a handy beauty product as well? No? Well, read on to see these nifty chocolate tips that’ll have you looking good enough to eat…
Want to get brows ‘on fleek’, as the kids are saying these days? Try following this tip from Cosmoto create the perfect eyebrow tint from two of our favourite things: coffee and chocolate! Once mixed with honey and coconut oil, the formula can be brushed onto eyebrows to leave