Are you struggling to keep your little ones busy this half term? Check out the following places to go to enjoy a fun family day out…
Longleat Safari Park
Longleat Safari is the place to visit for an exciting day out, with a drive through safari park, adventure park, boat trips, restaurants and many more! If you are wanting a longer day out and to keep your little ones amused, then this is the place to visit. If you book online, you save 15% of the standard, entrance ticket.
Cheddar Gorge and Caves
Are you looking for something a little more thrilling? Cheddar Gorge and caves is the place to visit this half term. They have many activities to enjoy, which are both below and above ground. They have breath-taking caves, which include tours with audio guides to give you an insight into the creation of the caves.
Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park
Avon Valley has a range of activities for your little ones to enjoy t
Chocolate has now become more adventurous than ever. When would you have ever thought that chocolate and chilli together could work, right? However, all these new trends are working and taste yummy!
January and February are the perfect months for companies to test and trial flavours, to see what flavours will and won’t work. Chocolatiers are all trying to create weird and wonderful ideas, to remain unique in the chocolate industry. Chocolate pairings are becoming more exotic with flavours such as wasabi, soy sauce, mushroom and sweet potato!
A recent chocolate trend on the market is the dark milk chocolate, by mixing the two to get benefits from the taste of milk chocolate and the nutrients from dark chocolate.
The health trend has hit the market, and chocolate companies are enticing people into it by promoting the aspect of taste and health benefits from chocolate – achieving the best of both worlds! They have introduced chocolate flavours such as matcha gre
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
Our latest blog saw us talk about the essential ingredients of chocolate! Additionally, about the new laws that have come into place and how ingredients will look on our packets from now on! But first, shall we just have a quick recap?
Okay, so to super sum up, we learned that the main ingredients required in chocolate are cocoa either on its own or with sugar (to make dark chocolate). There is also cocoa butter that can be found in both dark and milk chocolates. Additionally, we learned that milk chocolate has a minimum of three ingredients, of course including milk to the standard sugar and cocoa! However, on the other hand, we learned that white chocolate has zero cocoa beans but has cocoa butter instead, along with the milk and sugar.
In this blog post, we are going to focus on the more debated ingredients of chocolate that can be taken or left
So, you have managed to find yourself some quality looking chocolate. The price looks reasonable and the usual vocabulary in its pretty font is clearly plastered over the front but is this all just a charming distraction? We have all been here before, but what is actually in our chocolate?! Fortunately for us all, it is now a mandatory requirement for all foods to have packaging that has a clear and orderly list of all ingredients. Since 2014 and then additionally in 2016, the laws surrounding food ingredient listings became even strict. Furthermore, all allergens have to be listed in bold so that at a quick glance anyone can make an informed decision as to whether to eat it or not. Additionally, it is required that the way the ingredients are listed is just as important. They now have to be in the order of quantity, meaning whatever features in your chocolate the most will be at the top of the list! Hopefully, Cocoa!
Here at Choc on Choc, we thought that it would be informative
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
Here’s some top tips to help you throw a winning Wimbledon party! Wimbledon is one of those occasions where union jack decorations are a must, so deck the halls with bunting, streamers and anything red, white and blue! Our Choc on Choc Mini Chocolate Duck’s With a Union Jack on them are perfect for this kind of occasion!
Secondly, it’s the unwritten but most important rule of any Wimbledon party that you have to have Pimm’s. However, it’s extremely important to get the recipe spot on! The perfect Pimm’s is 3 parts lemonade to 1-part Pimm’s, garnished with all sorts of slices of orange, lemon, cucumber, strawberries and sprigs of mint.
Now that you’ve found your fantastic food and ordered in more Pimm’s than you can shake a stick at, it’s time to create the perfect decor for your Wimbledon party. What better way to get your mates in the mood th
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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