Our sweet-toothed company, Choc on Choc has reached its 16th birthday, and over the years we have seen it rise like a perfectly proved loaf. So, we thought that it would be fitting that our celebrations included a CAKE-OFF!
Our charming challenge saw the staff of Choc on Choc decorate a cake for our super sweet 16! That’s right, today we have fought through piping, perspiration, and soggy-bottoms!
Every year, September welcomes Choc on Choc’s birthday and this year is our 16th, so we’ve decided to go all out on our celebrations. As our cake off is one of our last celebrations this year we really have gone for it! If you head over to the highlight section in our stories, you can see for yourself!
Luckily, our factory has three main rooms so to decide on teams, we kept it simple and split us all into the three different rooms, office, packing and making teams. Each team was then given a three-tiered cake and the only rules to ad
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
For those of you who are familiar with Choc on Choc, will know that we are based in a lovely little village called Rode. For those of you who are not, we are located just outside of a town called Frome which is located a short while away from Bath!
Well, we’ve got another reason to come down and visit! Get ready to tickle your taste buds with Frome’s newest addition, Choc et al! That’s right, a new chocolate emporium has opened just across the road from us and trust us, it does not disappoint.
Only 21, Emily Powell is the brains behind the new shop sensation. Emily’s great love of all thing’s chocolate is the inspiration behind her first shop and incredible business! Additionally, this wonderful business is family-run, just like ours!
Emily works closely with both of her parents to run their independent business. Additionally, they pride themselves on working with local companies such as ours! Making sure they all produce their chocolate ethically and ensuring
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
We are so excited to be collaborating with Selfridges, London for the launch of our own Belgian chocolate fruit and veg patch. Running from 11th - 23rd March 2019 Selfridges customers will be able to visit Choc on Choc’s rustic wooden Garden Cart in the Foodhall and pick ‘n mix their five favourite fruit and vegetables from an array of Greengrocer’s classics in pure Belgian chocolate, bringing a new meaning to “getting your five-a-day”
The Pop-Up will allow consumers to forage, berry-pick and harvest a selection of their favourite fresh fruit and veg staples in a traditional punnet: from crunchy sweetcorn, to marvellous mushrooms and red onion, crisp bundles of asparagus, florets of broccoli and cauliflower, sweet strawberries, grapes and bananas.
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To celebrate National Chocolate Week (15th-21st October 2018) we've collaborated with Japanese street food and sushi restaurant YO! Sushi at Selfridges to launch the UK’s first handmade sushi maki rolls made entirely from chocolate. Diners at YO! Sushi branches in Selfridges London, Manchester and Birmingham will be able to grab this special four-piece sushi set of Chocolate Maki Rolls from the restaurant’s famous ‘kaiten’ conveyor belt for £3.80 throughout National Chocolate Week.
Our delicious Chocolate Maki Rolls offer diners the perfect pud for their sushi experience and are handmade with the finest Belgian chocolate, with the creamy white chocolate replicating the sushi rice along with a delicious dark chocolate centre.
To get your hands on one of our Chocolate Maki Rolls, head down to one of the participating YO! Sushi restaurants in Selfridges London, Manchester and Birmingham branches from Monday 15th ti
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.
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