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  • Jan 15

    Welcome Chocolarder

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  News and Announcements

    Chocolarder is a small, ethical, and wonderfully innovative bean to bar chocolate maker based in Cornwall, UK. Once a pâtissier, Mike Longman founded Chocolarder in 2012, a bean-to-bar adventure that might not have seemed like too much of a deviation of professional interests. However, originally Mike began his gastronomic career as a part-time chef to […]

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  • Oct 31
    Wine Lovers Chocolate Box

    Chocolate And Wine Are More Similar Than You Think

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Geography, 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 Cocoa Runners  ·  What is Craft Chocolate?

    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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  • Jul 29

    How is Chocolate Made?

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  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 Cocoa Runners  ·  News and Announcements

    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  ·  News and Announcements

    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

    What Is “Small Batch” Chocolate?

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  What is Craft Chocolate?

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

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