• Mar 04
    luisa abram

    Beyond Fairtrade: Luisa Abram

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  Uncategorized

    As part of our Fairtrade Fortnight series, we take you into the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. One of our greatest discoveries of last year was Brazilian maker Luisa Abram. Andre Banks and his daughter Luisa are the driving force behind the family-owned chocolate maker. The pair source their beans from a co-operative deep within […]

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  • Mar 03
    Fruition farm

    Beyond Fairtrade: Fruition Chocolate

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  Uncategorized

    Fruition is an American bean-to-bar chocolate maker based in the Catskill Mountains of Woodstock, NY. Founder Bryan Graham sources the cocoa for his bars from farms in several countries all of which are Fairtrade and Organic. Bryan trades directly with the farmers in these countries, giving them much higher prices for their best beans. Paying […]

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  • Mar 01
    Pacari Chocolate

    Beyond Fairtrade: Pacari

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  Uncategorized

    As part of our series for Fairtrade Fortnight we are looking at different bars from makers whose commitment to their farmers and suppliers goes above and beyond Fairtrade. Its classic Raw 70% bar sums up Pacari’s commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices as well as making great chocolate. The bar uses unroasted cacao […]

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  • Jul 06

    Can I eat chocolate if I’m pregnant?

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Uncategorized

    There is some discussion and confusion over whether women should eat chocolate when they are pregnant. At Cocoa Runners, the chocolate from our makers does not contain caffeine so pregnant women have no need to worry about our bars adding to their daily caffeine intake! All our bars have short, simple ingredients lists with no […]

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  • Jul 02

    Summer and Chocolate…

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Uncategorized

    Summer has finally arrived! We’ve been loving the sunshine and warm weather here at Cocoa Runners, but there’s nothing worse than discovering your favourite chocolate bar has melted in the heat… Here are some key tips about what to do when your next subscription box or order pops through the letterbox. It may seem like […]

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  • Jul 29

    The 9 Steps To Chocolate Perfection

    By Isabelle Whitaker  ·  Uncategorized

    How is Chocolate Made? To understand how chocolate is made, we have to start at the beginning: the cocoa pod. A cocoa pod is a strange-looking fruit about the size and shape of a rugby ball (or American football). One of the rare fruits that grows on the trunk of its tree, it ripens into […]

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  • Jul 24

    Cocoa Runners Guide To Tasting Chocolate

    By Isabelle Whitaker  ·  Uncategorized

    Here at CocoaRunners, we firmly believe that there’s no such thing as a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to enjoy chocolate.  But we do think that there are one or two tricks that we could share to make every new bar you try even more enjoyable… We’re going to give you a sneak peak into our […]

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  • Jun 02

    Remembering Mott Green

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Uncategorized

    Today we’re remembering Mott Green. A year ago this week, the chocolate industry lost a true pioneer. Mott Green was a university dropout, an idealist and a visionary. After becoming disillusioned with the American way of life, he dropped out of the University of Pennsylvania to help others, living in squats while working in soup […]

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  • Apr 14

    What Is “Small Batch” Chocolate?

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Uncategorized

    “Small Batch” chocolate, explained in three striking photos.

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