• Nov 26

    Making a difference this Black Friday

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Site News

    This Black Friday, we’re resurrecting our “Chocs for Docs” scheme, which allows you to show your appreciation for frontline workers in the NHS. What’s more, on Sunday we’ll be donating 5% of our sales to this cause. This is instead of offering “yet another Black Friday offer”. We think that many of the problems in […]

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  • Jun 08

    Chocolate’s Dark History – and the importance of Transparent, Direct Trade

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Site News, The World of Chocolate

    Craft Chocolate provides an amazing insight into flavour and is truly one of the most “affordable” luxuries to savour.  At the same time there is a darker history to chocolate’s affordability that shouldn’t be ignored, least of all in today’s troubling times.  By treating chocolate as a mere commodity and by buying chocolate snacks primarily off […]

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  • Apr 26

    Earth Day in Lockdown

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Site News, Tastings

    Last Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  Normally all of us involved in craft chocolate would be all over this.  But these aren’t normal times.  Here in the UK we’ve just completed our first month of “lockdown” and, unlike a few other parts of the world, we’ve no end in sight.  Earth Day […]

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  • Mar 24

    An Update from Cocoa Runners – March 2020

    By Spencer Hyman  ·  Site News

    First and foremost, we hope that you are all safe and well. Secondly we’d like to confirm that CocoaRunners remains open for business; we’re still shipping our monthly boxes and also bars, gifts, cooking chocolate (with recipes), easter gifts, and more. We brought forward many months’ worth of bars to prepare for this. And we’ve […]

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  • Feb 11
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    Craft Chocolate Predictions For 2019 And A Review Of Those Made For 2018

    By Spencer Hyman  ·  Site News

    Last year we decided to stick our neck out and make a few predictions on what might happen in the world of Craft Chocolate, you can view the original post here. So now it’s the end of January 2019, we’ve decided to review the accuracy of our 2018 predictions – and make some new ones […]

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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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  • Jul 29
    Georgia Ramon

    Meet The Maker: Georgia Ramon

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Makers, Site News

    We are really excited to have welcomed Georgia Ramon, our first German craft chocolate maker to the Chocolate Library this month. Based in Bonn, Georgia Ramon is the brainchild of Georg Bernadini and his Partner Ramona Gustmann. Georg is already a well know figure in the chocolate world – he has been working in the […]

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  • May 05
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    Meet the Maker: Ritual Chocolate

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  New Makers, Site News

    Since 2010 Anna and Robbie have been crafting bars from the simplest of ingredients: just single origin cocoa beans and cane sugar. We’ve been following Ritual since before Cocoa Runners even began, so we are truly delighted to be able to share its bars with you. And we were lucky enough to speak to Anna […]

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  • Mar 07
    International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day 2016

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  Site News

    This International Women’s Day it seems only right to talk about the many women involved in crafting the delicious artisan bars that we love so much. This past year, we’ve welcomed a number of female makers. From Amedei’s Cecilia Tessieri and Cynthia at Soma, to Lisi Montoya of Shattell, Luisa at Luisa Abram and Brits […]

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  • Feb 24

    Meet The Pigeonhole: Serialised, Social and Interactive.

    By Elizabeth  ·  Partnerships, Site News

    Charles Dickens once said “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” Here at Cocoa Runners, we would like to add a small addendum to this statement: “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate … and a good book”. Sharing stories is […]

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