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  • Jun 18

    Let’s Celebrate the Start of Summer

    By Elizabeth  ·  Tastings

    Let’s celebrate the start of summer! We’ve had a busy week pairing chocolate with drinks for your favourite summer events (all in the name of research of course!) This week sees Ascot take it’s position on the UK’s sporting stage. So whilst clad in your top hats and finest dresses, you could be forgiven for […]

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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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  • May 23

    The Zotter Chocolate Factory

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Factory Tours

    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  ·  The Science of Chocolate

    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  ·  Uncategorized

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

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  • Mar 19

    The 100% Cocoa Club – Only for the Adventurous!

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Site News

    One of the things that has surprised us when listening to our customers is how many people love – or at least want to try – 100% cocoa chocolate. That’s chocolate that’s made from pure cocoa beans and nothing else. No sugar, no additives, no nothing. 100% chocolate is for the adventurous, the open minded, […]

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  • Mar 07

    Chocolate Tasting At Reed Smith

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Tastings

    Last night the Cocoa Runners team were invited to do a private chocolate tasting at Reed Smith, a large law firm with offices around the world. That’s exciting in itself, but their London office is on the 33rd floor of one of London’s tallest buildings and has these spectacular views of the city. We’ve done […]

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  • Jan 31

    Michel Cluizel Is Now In The Chocolate Library

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Site News

    Cluizel is one of France’s premier bean-to-bar chocolate makers and has been producing their own chocolate from the bean since 1971. The company is proud of its artisan heritage, and has become one of France’s most respected chocolate makers.

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