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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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  • Oct 15

    Fantastic Chocolate From The Far East

    By Elizabeth  ·  Uncategorized

    Today we present you with a rare opportunity to taste some exceptional craft chocolate bars crafted in Taiwan and Japan. Earlier this year we shared with you a highly limited collection of craft chocolate bars from Cacaoken, a Japanese craft chocolate maker. At the time we weren’t sure when we could obtain more stock, but […]

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  • Oct 15

    Bienvenido a Maraná!

    By Elizabeth  ·  New Makers

    Join us in saying ‘Bienvenido a Maraná!’, the newest Peruvian maker to joinour Chocolate Library.   Peru is know to have a rich history of growing cocoa, however it has been relatively slow to join the revolution in craft chocolate making. Maraná joins only a handful of makers crafting chocolate from bean to bar in Peru. After […]

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  • Sep 16

    Just Landed – Brand New Bars, Direct From Portugal’s Hottest Craft Chocolate Maker

    By Elizabeth  ·  New Makers

    This week we are delighted to say Welcome!, Yokoso and Bem Vinda toTomoko-san and Sue of our first Portugese Craft Chocolate Maker, Feitoria doCacao. The genesis of Fetoria do Cocao is a combination of travel and cooking. Sue Tavares has a long career as a chef, and Tomoko-san and she met whilstTomoko-san was exploring Portugal […]

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  • Sep 10
    Welcome Qantu

    Welcome Qantu: a brand new, award-winning maker from Canada

    By Elizabeth  ·  New Makers

    Meeting a new craft chocolate maker and tasting their bars is always exciting. Meeting a new craft chocolate maker who has already won a host of awardsand tasting bars that make your jaw drop is pretty special. At the Academy of Chocolate Awards this year we had the pleasure of meeting Maxime & Elfi of […]

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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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  • Jan 09
    How to taste chocolate

    How To Taste Chocolate

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  The World of Chocolate

    We believe chocolate and wine have a lot in common. As with the finest wines, in order to really get the best out of our craft bars you need to know how to taste chocolate properly. It’s not just about  satisfying your sweet tooth, but uncovering the complex flavours of the cocoa beans that have […]

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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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  • Jul 14

    Vive La France! A Celebration of French Chocolate

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  The World of Chocolate

    There’s only one way we at Cocoa Runners could celebrate Bastille Day and that’s with some decadently delicious French chocolate. We’ve created a special collection just for the occasion, stuffed with some of the best craft chocolate bars from l’Hexagone. As we you dig in to these truly exceptional bars we thought we’d take a […]

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