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  • Mar 03
    Fruition farm

    Beyond Fairtrade: Fruition Chocolate

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  Ethics

    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  ·  Ethics

    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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  • Feb 29
    Fairtrade

    Beyond Fairtrade

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  Ethics

    As Fairtrade fortnight begins, we want to take a moment and talk about what Fairtrade means to us at Cocoa Runners. One of the most common questions we get asked is ‘Is your chocolate Fairtrade?’ The answer to this is not as simple as it may seem. Some of our bars are certified some are […]

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  • Feb 24

    Meet The Pigeonhole: Serialised, Social and Interactive.

    By Elizabeth  ·  News and Announcements

    Charles Dickens once said “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” Here at Cocoa Runners, we would like to add a small addendum to this statement: “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate … and a good book”. Sharing stories is […]

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  • Feb 02
    Chocolate and low sugar

    5 Ways To Enjoy Chocolate And Cut Down On Sugar

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Health & Eating

    From elevating your mood, to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and pancreatic cancer, it seems like there are more and more benefits to eating chocolate. It’s no secret however that plenty of chocolate (mainstream milk chocolate in particular) contains huge amounts of processed sugar. Although sugar has never been in the running for health […]

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  • Oct 30
    Chocolate and wine

    Chocolate & Wine

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  Taste & Flavour

    There are many parallels between great chocolate and great wine.  For both you need great ingredients – the finest grapes or the finest beans.  For both, you need craftsmanship and time.  The end result are tastes and sensations that inspire, enthuse and tantalize. From the start of Cocoa Runners we’ve been keen to learn from […]

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  • Aug 06
    cocoa pods Menakao

    Menakao and Chocolat Madagascar: Sustainable Chocolate Production in Madagascar

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  Geography

    One of the most common questions we get asked is ‘Is your chocolate Fairtrade’. While this seems like a yes or no question there really is no simple answer. We stock an ever-increasing number of craft chocolate makers: some are certified Fairtrade and some aren’t. But just because they don’t have the Fairtrade certification doesn’t […]

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  • Jul 22
    Bonnat Chocolate Bars Crate

    Bienvenue Bonnat

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  News and Announcements

      The Bonnat family have been making chocolate in Voiron, France for over 130 years so it is about time we welcome the iconic Chocolat Bonnat to our chocolate library. Bonnat describes itself as the beautiful love story between one family and chocolate, and we are sure you will fall in love with their beautifully […]

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  • Jul 06

    Can I eat chocolate if I’m pregnant?

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Health & Eating

    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  ·  News and Announcements

    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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