• 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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  • Aug 30

    Launching Milk Chocolate Tastings, and Explaining the Wonders and Importance of Craft Milk Chocolate

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Tastings

    We’ve been really delighted by the support shown for both our weekly Wednesday “Welcome to the Revolution” Craft Chocolate Tasting and also our Thursday “Conversations on Craft Chocolate”.  Part of the fun of these tastings is trying eight (or more) very different craft chocolates that vary between dark, milk, stone ground to even 100% — and […]

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  • Jun 14
    Bike Fathers Day

    Some insights from learning to ride a bike, and 100+ Craft Chocolate Tastings

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Tastings

    We have hosted over 100 Craft Chocolate Tastings!  A huge thanks for all your support, encouragement and kind words. Through these tastings we’ve discovered there are some aspects of savouring craft chocolate that are a bit like learning to ride a bike. And what a great theme to reflect upon given that it’s Father’s Day next Sunday. Learning to […]

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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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  • 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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  • Mar 05
    Chocolate and wine tasting

    Craft Chocolate and Malbec Masterclass – Thursday 14th March | Gaucho Piccadilly

    By Harmony Marsh  ·  Tastings

    CLICK HERE BUY YOUR MASTERCLASS TICKETS Tickets are £35.00. Two sessions are available: 6:15pm – 7:30pm and 8:00pm – 9:15pm Location: Gaucho Piccadilly, 25 Swallow Street, London, W1B 4QR As part of Regent’s Street ‘Show in the Dark‘ an evening celebrating international arts and culture, we teamed up with Gaucho to host a craft chocolate […]

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  • Jan 07

    Spring 2019 Chocolate Tasting Evenings – Dates Announced!

    By Elizabeth  ·  Tastings

    The dates for our next series of craft chocolate tasting evenings in London have been announced! We will be continuing to hold our monthly events at Prufrock Coffee in London’s Leather Lane, close to Chancery Lane and Farringdon Stations. There’s still time to buy your ticket for our next tasting, which will take place on […]

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  • Aug 11
    Chocolate Tasting

    Chocolate Tasting Evenings With Cocoa Runners

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Tastings

    New dates announced for our ever-popular craft chocolate tasting evenings. While the sun might be shinning at the moment, Autumn is sneaking round the corner. Once the weather begins to cool, we always find ourselves yearning for the comfort of a little extra craft chocolate. So we invite you to join us at our new […]

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  • Oct 30
    Chocolate and wine

    Chocolate & Wine

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  Tastings

    There are many parallels between great chocolate and great wine.  For both you need great ingredients – the finest grapes or the finest beans.  For both, you need craftsmanship and time.  The end result are tastes and sensations that inspire, enthuse and tantalize. From the start of Cocoa Runners we’ve been keen to learn from […]

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  • Apr 30
    Pralus Barre Infernale

    Ces barres, ils sont infernales…

    By Elizabeth  ·  Site News, Tastings

    This week we say ‘Bonjour’ to three fantastic new arrivals from across the channel… While a special part of our hearts will always belong to single estate chocolate bars, we have a confession to make.  We’re always intrigued by new and unusual ways to enjoy artisan chocolate. From Original Beans’ Chocolate Buttons to Favarger’s Hot […]

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