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.
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
Have you planned any activities to do over winter? How about spending your days, evenings or weekends visiting cosy Christmas markets? Who wouldn’t want to walk around in big warm coats, cosy scarfs, hats and a warm hot chocolate or baileys in your hand? Walking between chalets and stalls, buying lots of artisan, unique Christmas gifts for your family and loved ones.
Looking for inspiration on where to go to see the best Christmas markets in the UK? Have a look at the following, to visit this winter.
Hyde Park – Winter Wonderland
London displays the best Christmas market in the UK, which is located in Hyde Park. It’s a free event, so you have no excuse to not go! The event is from the 21st of November – 5th January. The event is open every day from 10 am to 10 pm! Winter Wonderland is full of Christmas chalets, selling wonderful artisan gifts, they have food and bar stalls, games and rides and much more!
Whether they’re five, fifteen, or fifty, chocolate is always a welcome choice for our sons and brothers. Check out our pick of the top five handmade gifts from Choc on Choc that will please the boys of every age.
For the gym buff: Give him something to work off with our chocolate kettle bells. These handmade goodies are made entirely from Belgian milk chocolate, and make the perfect post-workout nibble.
Generally speaking, the men in our lives are the trickiest to buy for. But with our festive gift guides, there’s no need to resort to socks or a cufflink set yet again! We’ve picked the top five gifts for dads, grandads, and uncles everywhere.
For the shed-dweller: If you know a man who’s most often found tinkering with tools in the bottom of the garden, then you have to give him our chocolate gardening set. This handmade duo contains a fork and a trowel made from delicious Belgian milk chocolate, dusted with edible silver glitter to complete the look.
For the breakfast buff: Some people just can’t function without their
For every person who decks the house in glitter and fairy lights as soon as Halloween is over, there’s another person who will cross the street to avoid a Christmas window display, or turn off the radio when THAT Mariah Carey song comes on. But what do you get the person who hates Christmas? We’ve got five suggestions for you!
Chocolate Pie and A Pint: If they’re not a fan of turkey and sprouts, offer them an alternative in the form of our Belgian chocolate pie and pint selection.
What do you buy the person who has everything? A Choc on Choc creation, of course! We’ve picked out our 10 absolute favourite Christmas chocolates to please everyone.
The Chocolate Cheeseboard. This bestseller is a perfect example of Choc on Choc at its finest – gorgeous chunks of cheese, a bunch of grapes, and a carved board to rest it all on – all handmade from a selection of dark, white, and milk chocolate. Perfect for: The Foodie
The Chocolate Biscuits: Much more than just your average bourbons,
December is in full swing and Christmas lights are appearing in every street, but if you’re anything like us, there are still a few pesky gifts left to grab. But don’t worry! If you’re still after the perfect prezzie for a daughter, a sister, or a niece, then our guide is just what you need.
For the fashion-forward fille: Treat her to a wardrobe that never goes out of style with our chocolate capsule collection. Containing all her favourite outfits in chocolate form, this selection box is just the thing to appeal to her sartorial streak.
For the sis who loves a tipple or five: We’ve got tons of booze-flavoured chocolates to choose from,
If you’re anything like us, you’ve been counting down to Christmas since the first leaf fell – and now, the big day is less than a month away!
Chances are you’re well into your Christmas shopping by now, but if you’re struggling a little to pick something for the ladies in your family, or you just want to get them something extra, we’ve chosen our top chocolate goodies for mums, grans, and aunties everywhere.
For the glamorous granny:
If your gran’s a fan of red lipstick and still rocks a formidable heel, we’ve got just the thing for her.
Whether it’s between friends, colleagues, or family, Secret Santa is a great way to ensure everyone gets to join in with the Christmas fun! But if you’ve drawn a name and have no clue what to buy, we’ve put together this list of the best Choc on Choc presents for under £10.
Eat Your Greens: If you know your gift recipient is a vegetarian (or, even better, if they have a pathological hatred for anything green), our white chocolate vegetables will definitely make them smile!