Have you got a special occasion coming up? Well, forget your standard cake or present! The new way to celebrate is to get your hands on one of our “smash-boxes”. For our sweet 16th birthday we have created some GIANT custard creams in the form of a smash-box!
So, what is a smash-box I hear you say? A smash box is a large chocolate structure that has lots of goodies inside! For our sweet 16th birthday we decided to make our smash boxes in the form of a giant custard cream, so essentially you have to ‘smash’ the giant custard cream to get into the goodies in the center. A little wooden mallet comes with it, to make sure you get the correct smash effect! Smash away to reveal a sumptuous amount of sweets and let’s just say that grace and cleanliness is not what a smash-box is about.
A Smash-box really is a creative way of showing a special person how loved they are, as this three-dimensional edible and hollow custard cream contains a whole h
Today Choc on Choc featured on BBC’s live business feature, ‘Inside Track’. This program looks to examine what really goes on in a business and talk about the inner workings of your company. It gives a clearer understanding of rapidly changing markets within the global economy!
Our chief chocolate lady was lucky enough to be invited to speak on BBC’s live business feature, ‘Inside Track’ this week about how Choc on Choc is livening up the chocolate market. If you didn’t catch it, you can watch it on catch up here or read on to see some of the highlights…
The Choc on Choc story started in 2003 in a village nr Bath in the UK by a father-daughter team, Kerr Dunlop and Flo Broughton. Our factory currently produces approximately 63,000+ chocolates a week and contribute to the £103 billion global chocolate market. Additionally, Choc on Choc has widened the
The origin of Chocolate
The origins of chocolate can be traced all the way back to Aztec times when they named a bitter drink made out of cacao beans named, “xocoarl”! It is believed that the Aztecs and Mayans thought that the cacao bean possessed magical properties and therefore used the beans for all type’s rituals throughout life. Additionally, many victims of sacrifice were given the cacao drink before the ritual in order to cheer them up.
Chocolate started to become sweeter at the same time the Europeans discovered the Americas. As apparently, Montezuma the Aztec king gladly welcomed the Spanish explorer Hernando Cortes with the most divine and rich offering they had, as the king believed Cortes was a reincarnated god. However, Cortes and his explorers found the bitterness far too much and decided to add some honey and then sweet chocolate was born! They loved it so much that they took the new blend
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 tremendous wi
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 priceless les
We are beyond excited to be collaborating with the Marriott Park Lane Hotel for National Chocolate Week (13th-19th August). We will be launching the UK’s first deliciously decadent ‘choc swap’ afternoon tea set made entirely of chocolate with a selection available exclusively at the London Lanes of London restaurant.
Guests will be able to indulge in all of their favourite traditional afternoon elements, but some of these have been swapped out for their lifelike chocolate counterparts.
Priced at £39.50 per person, the bespoke afternoon tea features a selection of Lanes of London’s delicious finger sandwiches, scones and pastries alongside our very own chocolate cucumber sandwiches, chocolate digestive biscuits and chocolate custard creams that look just like the real thing. The real showstopper is the chocolate scone, which oozes jam when you slice through the middle and each part of the chocolat
One of life’s fundamental truths is that people with chocolate are the most popular. And now there’s scientific evidence to prove it.
Giving a student a chocolate cookie has a been found to have a huge impact on how students feel about their teachers, according to new research.
The study, to be published in the journal Medical Education, found that tutors who gave their university students chocolate cookies scored significantly better in evaluation surveys than those who were given nothing.
These cookie-giving tutors were also rated as having better teaching materials, and their overall scores for the quality of their course were better.
The researchers said that their findings might just give teachers new ideas if they want to improve their evaluation scores using “food-related interventions”. I.e. giving them chocolate.
So the motto of all thi
Valentine’s Day is upon us, which can only mean one thing: chocolate. Chocolates to say, “I like you,” chocolates to say “I love you,” and chocolates to say everything in-between. We’ve got the sweetest selection of Belgian Valentine chocolates in store for your lucky loved one – so here’s how to make sure you make the most of Chocolate Day Valentine’s Day this year.
Start your Valentine’s date with our chocolate oysters and champagne truffles, handmade from the finest dark and white Belgian chocolate.
For the main course, you can snap
It’s may not be scientifically proven but we figure that there’s pretty much nothing that chocolate can’t fix. Whether it be a bad hair day or a bad break up, a little, or large, sugar hit is often all it takes to divert disaster and rescue your mood.
With that in mind, we bring you our latest creation; The Chocolate Therapy Pack, a dispensary of 30 milk and white chocolate pills to get you through whatever the month has to throw at you. Use it as an emergency pick me up, or breakfast if you’re having one of those days, this pack has your back for a whole month…or 10 days if you plan on having a pill for breakfast, lunch and
With Halloween behind us, all eyes are looking forward to December 25th. And, of course, what would Christmas be without festive chocolate? Luckily, we’ve got some hot new additions to the Choc on Choc family that will put a smile on even the most curmudgeonly Christmas Grinch’s face. Check them out!
Everyone loves a Christmas penguin – John Lewis’ beloved 2014 seasonal advert proved that – and they don’t come much cuter than our brand new chocolate chap. Our solid chocolate penguin has been handcrafted from milk and white Belgian chocolate, and makes a wonderful stocking filler for any member of the family.