Meet Our Chocolate Sharing Boards

By Jonathan Roberts  ·  12th November 2014  ·  Site News, Uncategorized

Here at Cocoa Runners, we’re getting in the mood for Christmas.  And from now ’til Christmas we will be sharing some of our favourites from the Cocoa Runners Christmas collections.  Whether you’re shopping for a £9.95 stocking filler or a £99.95 luxury hamper, you’ll find something for everyone on your list at Cocoa Runners.

This week we’re so pleased to share our stylish chocolate sharing boards.

It’s the perfect gastronomic treat for a food-loving friend or a quirky addition to your next dinner party. As with all the chocolate gifts in our collection, we’ve hand-picked these bars for their provenance, artistry and wonderful flavour. They’re waiting to be tasted and explored.

Either chopped or broken into pieces, this easy and original way of serving chocolate is certain to charm guests. And of course, if you need a refill, or want to create your own unique combination, there are plenty of bars to choose from in our chocolate library.  So next time you invite friends for dinner, why not serve your guests two exquisite artisan bars on our stylish Cocoa Runners sharing board?

Four of the Best

Chocolate connoisseurs can select their own bars to top a board.  But we’ve pulled together an edit of our boards of the moment to delight your guests this holiday season.  Priced from just £19.95, each board comes with two exquisite bars on top, making for a perfect alternative dinner party dessert. You’ll also find a gift card with the board, so that you can add a personal message of your own.

1. The Original Beans Chocolate Board


This board will delight milk and dark lovers alike. Atop it you’ll find the delicious Esmerelda’s Milk, a bar that is a creamy treat for milk chocolate lovers, with some amazing fruit notes this will tantalise the the taste buds. In wonderful contrast is the intense 75% dark chocolate Piura Porcelana. And these bars not only taste great, they do good too. For every bar sold Original Beans plant a tree in the rainforest.

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2. The Jordi’s Chocolate Board


This board is topped with two fabulous bars by Czech chocolate maker Jordi’s that are sure to please supporters of both milk and dark chocolate.   For fans of smooth milk chocolate, there’s the Jordi’s 45% milk bar with its warm cinnamon notes. While those who prefer a more intense bar will surely fall for the unapologetically unrefined Ecuador ‘Rustic’ bar. Wonderfully earthy in its flavour, this is yet another fantastic bar from artisan chocolate maker Jordi’s.

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3. The Dandelion Chocolate Board


If your prefer your chocolate dark and intense, this is the board for you. With this chocolate board you will find two exquisite dark chocolate bars by San Francisco based Dandelion. Founded by two Silicone Valley entrepreneurs, Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring, who’s technical prowess shines through in these bars.

This board is a great example of how different geographies can affect the flavour of chocolate.  The Ambanja Madagascar is an intense 70% bar with a slight astringent flavour.  This mixes with the beautiful, strong, fruit notes so typical of Madagascan chocolate to create a bar that’s perfect for those who love their chocolate strong and flavoursome.  By contrast the Mantunao Venezuela, another 70% chocolate, has a more earthy, roasted flavour.  This truly is the perfect gift for real dark chocolate connoisseurs.

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 4. The Akesson’s Chocolate Board


This pair of bars from French chocolate maker Bertil Akesson is sure to be popular with both milk and dark chocolate lovers alike.   For lovers of fruity dark chocolate there’s the 75% Madagascan Criollo. While the Bali Sukrama Farms 45% chocolate is sweet enough to satisfy any milk chocolate fan.  However, we think this bar also possesses a subtle complexity that’s sure to pique the interest of even the most committed dark chocolate lover.  These are two fantastic bars from a true chocolate master craftsman.

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And there’s so much more…

Make this Christmas one to remember with our gorgeous range of hampers, gift collections and stocking fillers.  We’ve over thirty gift collections, with everything from £9.95 mini gifts to £99.95 hampers.   And what’s more, we ship these beautifully gift wrapped collections around the world.  So you can always share the gift of artisan chocolate with your loved ones, wherever they might be.  Shop our full gift range today >>