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  1. What’s Really in My Chocolate? The essentials

    What’s Really in My Chocolate? The essentials

    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

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  2. Chocolate hotspots around the UK!

    Chocolate hotspots around the UK!

    With world chocolate day passing recently we thought we’d share with you some of our UK choc hot spots to celebrate! Here at Choc on Choc we love everything chocolate and can’t wait to share with you our UK top chocolate destinations!

    Cadbury World

    For those of you who share our passion for everything chocolate, we thought what better place to start that the UK’s biggest chocolate factory, Cadbury World! Famously known across the world, it’s such a treat that Cadbury still produce their products in Birmingham! Not only do they make everything right on our doorstep but also boast a whole range of chocolate attractions. You can have a fun day with the family whilst having some photos with your Cadbury chocolate heroes! What about popping to the café and grabbing a delicious hot chocolate? However, if you’re looking for something a bit more involved you can take part in the

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  3. The Best Mother's Day Brunch Spots

    The Best Mother's Day Brunch Spots

    Mother’s Day is as good as an excuse as any to go out for a spot of brunch. But where to go?! We have whittled down the top 5 brunch spots to book your Mother’s Day reservation in and around the Bath area.

    Enjoy!


    1. Ivy Bath Brasserie

    2. Hall and Woodhouse

    3. The Botanist

    4. Green Park Brasserie

    5. The Florist Bristol   

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  4. Is chocolate really bad for you?

    Is chocolate really bad for you?

    We all know that chocolate is high in fat, which more often than not makes us form the opinion that it is bad for us. However various studies have shown that this delicious treat has multiple benefits which will have us all reaching for the nearest bar!

    1. It's good for the heart and circulation

    2. Its mineral-rich, dark chocolate is packed with beneficial minerals such as potassium, zinc, and selenium

    3. It's good for your skin, the flavonols in dark chocolate can protect the skin against sun damage

    4. Chocolate is good for the brain, flavanols are thought to reduce memory loss in older people, and the anti-inflammatory qualities of dark chocolate have been found beneficial in treating brain injuries such as concussion.

    5. Chocolate makes you feel better Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), which is the same chemical that your brain creates when you fe

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  5. We love chocolate more than savoury food

    We love chocolate more than savoury food

    If you’ve ever wondered which would win in a fight, between a slab of chocolate or a ham sandwich, wonder no longer. Science has the answers.

    In a study published last week in the Cell Metabolism journal, scientists found that chocolate would be the clear winner.

    Researchers asked volunteers were asked to put monetary bids on a variety of different foods, and found that they placed higher bids on things like cake, chocolate and sugary treats over savoury snacks like cheese and crackers.

    This, they concluded, shows that we value foods higher in fat and carbohydrates, and this effect is caused by our central reward system in our brain. In other words, getting chocolate as a gift for your loved ones will make you look even more generous! 

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