• Apr 11

    More Than Bars…

    By Nick Saxby  ·  Craft Chocolate in Conversation, In The Press, New Makers, New Products

    Chocolate is incredibly and wonderfully versatile. It adds magic to everything from biscuits to brownies, cakes to cookies, mouses to moles, ice cream to curries, bars to ‘bon-bons’. In many of these chocolate creations, chocolate is (ab)used as an ingredient; it’s used as a vector for flavour and sensations, and chocolate is UNBEATABLE at this. […]

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  • Oct 18

    Cooking and Baking with Craft Chocolate

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Products, Recipes

    This week over a third of people watching TV (an estimated 6.9m people) tuned into the Great British Bake Off’s “Chocolate Week”.  To put this in context, around one in five Brits eat chocolate every day, over 70% of us eat chocolate at least once a week, and over 15% of households in the UK […]

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  • Sep 13

    Vintage Chocolate? And some new Craft Chocolate Conversations and Tastings

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Products, Tastings, The Science of Chocolate

    From having been “the food of the goods” (Theobroma Cacao), chocolate has, sadly, often fallen to being a commoditised, mass market ingredient in confectionery. In some ways the “commoditisation” and “mass processing” of food, of which chocolate has been subsumed, has been great. For most of history the majority of humankind has been at risk of […]

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  • Apr 05
    Easter Eggs Cocoa Runners

    Easter Chocolate and Social Distancing

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Products, Tastings

    Hi there! First and foremost, we hope that you are all safe and well.  And we hope that while you are physically distancing, we can help you stay socially connected with our Virtual Home Tasting Boxes and Easter Egg making kits. The internet is full of theories on the origins of chocolate Easter Eggs, bunnies, […]

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  • Feb 02

    Creating the Ultimate Drinking Chocolate

    By Elizabeth  ·  New Products, Recipes

    The weather here in London has taken a decidedly frosty turn, and we find ourselves reaching for a warming mug of hot chocolate. And for those of you in the US, our thoughts are with you as you face the “Polar Vortex”. As part of our mission to continually seek out the finest craft chocolate […]

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  • Jan 05

    Welcome, Solstice!

    By Elizabeth  ·  New Makers, New Products

    We hope you all had a great start to the year, and we are excited to kick off 2019 by introducing a new maker, Solstice Chocolate. Solstice Chocolate is an American chocolate maker settled amongst the scenic vistas of Salt Lake City, Utah. Often dubbed the craft-chocolate-capital of the United States, Utah’s boom in makers […]

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  • Nov 15
    New Friis Holm Bars

    New Bars From The Great Dane

    By Elizabeth  ·  New Products

    Earlier last month we were delighted when Mikkel Friis Holm was awarded twospecial recognition awards for his bars at the World Finals of the International Chocolate Awards, here in London. Mikkel was one of the first makers weworked with, and today we welcome a number of his latest bars to ourChocolate Library. Mikkel has been […]

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  • Aug 05
    Omnom Caramel Milk

    Omnom & Reykjavik Pride 2017

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Products

    [vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][vc_column_text]We think that all craft chocolate is magical. It tastes like nothing else, the simple ingredients mean its better for you, and open, sustainable supply chains means its better for farmers. But sometimes craft chocolate can be even more magical. This year […]

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  • Sep 19
    Menakao Cocoa Nibs

    What Are Cocoa Nibs?

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Products, Site News

    There has been a lot of buzz about cocoa nibs recently, but what exactly are they? Everyone knows that craft chocolate is made directly from the cocoa bean. But did you know that these cocoa beans are a delicious treat all by themselves? Cacao nibs are pieces of fermented, dried, roasted and crushed cacao bean. […]

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