• 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, and the real chocolate lover who wants to experience the natural flavours of chocolate in their purest form.

    To that end, we’ve put together a special “100% Club” tasting box with four amazing 100% cocoa solids bars, all made from Madagascan cocoa. We think this collection shows off the natural fruitiness present in Madagascan cocoa. But it also highlights just how different four bars made from nothing but cocoa from the same region can be. Each bar is unique and surprising, thanks to the skills of the chocolate makers.

    Feeling adventurous? Head on over to our shop to read more about this exclusive collection!

  • Mar 07

    Chocolate Tasting At Reed Smith

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Tastings

    Reed Smith Cocoa Runners Chocolate Tasting

    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 many chocolate tastings, but this was certainly one of our most unusual venues!

    Reed Smith Cocoa Runners Chocolate Tasting

    We think it’s great when people want to learn about real chocolate, and Reed Smith wanted the big picture. Around 50 staff stayed after work to spend a couple of hours finding out all about the bean-to-bar chocolate movement and tasting eight different bars that we’d specially chosen to illustrate the different ways in which modern chocolate makers work.

    Reed Smith Cocoa Runners Chocolate Tasting

    Together we tried chocolates from Pacari, Original Beans, Mast Brothers, Taza, The Chocolate Tree, Menakao and Marou. All fabulous, and all quite different.

    As well as tasting the chocolate, our new friends got to see how chocolate is made from the bean and found out about chocolate’s complex history.

    Reed Smith Cocoa Runners Chocolate Tasting

    We love doing these tasting, and always get a kick out of sharing great chocolate, as well as hearing about people’s favourites.

    Do you love great chocolate? Would you like Cocoa Runners to come and do a tasting at your office? Why not get in touch to see how we can work together!

  • Jan 31

    Michel Cluizel Is Now In The Chocolate Library

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Site News

    We’re delighted to announce that Michel Cluizel is now in the Chocolate Library.

    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.

    You can find out more about Michel Cluizel and browse a complete list of bars on their chocolate maker profile.