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  • Oct 31
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    Chocolate And Wine Are More Similar Than You Think

    By Isabelle Whitaker  ·  Science

    High quality artisan chocolate, like good wine, comes with a range of flavour profiles to suit every palate. Not surprising when you consider it is a fruit and, like wine, goes through a number of different processes in production, all of which can affect its flavour. In fact it is one of the few products […]

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  • Sep 09

    A Chocolate Teapot is useful? Here’s 5 other Chocolate Inventions we love!

    By Jonathan Roberts  ·  Site News

    It’s no secret that we absolutely love chocolate.  We think it has many amazing and surprising qualities – we’ve already talked about how its potential health benefits. However, we, like many of you, never expected to come across a useful chocolate teapot.  But science is a wonderful thing. So, whilst nibbling on a few of our […]

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  • Aug 15

    Why Chocolate is Actually Quite Good for You!

    By Isabelle Whitaker  ·  Health & Eating

    If you’d asked anyone about the health benefits of chocolate twenty years ago, they would probably have laughed at you. Chocolate was seen as the cause of many health issues from acne to obesity.  But recently – and coinciding with the rise in popularity of artisan chocolate – there have been more and more scientific […]

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  • Jul 29

    How is Chocolate Made?

    By Isabelle Whitaker  ·  How is Chocolate Made?

    A cocoa pod is a strange-looking fruit about the size and shape of a rugby ball. One of the rare fruits that grows on the trunk of its tree, it ripens into a myriad of colours, from green to orange and purple to red. Inside the fully grown pod is a sweet, juicy, white pulp […]

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  • Jul 21

    Keep Your Cool This Summer

    By Isabelle Whitaker  ·  Site News

    With temperatures rising we thought we’d share our top tips to keep your chocolate in sublime condition all summer long.  Although some people keep their bars in the fridge, we’re on a mission to free your bars from refrigeration, liberate them from their frozen captivity and let them breathe! Our Four Top Tips: 1. Our […]

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  • Jun 02

    Remembering Mott Green

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  The World of Chocolate

    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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  • May 23

    The Zotter Chocolate Factory

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Geography

    We visit the Zotter Chocolate factory in Austria and discover Willy Wonka world with an emphasis on ethics and sustainability.

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  • Apr 14

    Craft Chocolate & Health

    By Spencer Hyman  ·  Health & Eating

    If you’d asked anyone about the health benefits of chocolate twenty years ago, they would probably have laughed at you. Chocolate was seen as the cause of many health issues from acne to obesity.    But recently – and coinciding with the rise in popularity of artisan chocolate – there have been more and more […]

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  • Apr 14

    What Is “Small Batch” Chocolate?

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  What is Craft Chocolate?

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

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