Category Archives: Latest Chocolate News

UN Sustainability Goal 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy

Affordable and Clean Energy

UN Sustainability Goal 7 highlights two important percentages…. 60% – “Energy is the main contributor to climate change, it produces around 60 percent of greenhouse gases.” 14% – “More efficient energy standards could reduce building and industry electricity consumption by 14 percent.” We’ve used 100% Renewable energy from local supplier Good Energy for the last […]

Chocolate Bars launch in John Lewis Oxford Street

Rose & Violet Cream chocolate Bars

We’re delighted that our Plastic Free Packaging chocolate bar range launches in the flagship John Lewis Foodhall, Oxford Street next week! Rose and Violet Cream bar We’re delighted our chocolate bars are launching in John Lewis Foodhall Oxford Street, each bar flavour is unique and inspired by something personal to us. – Diana Our Chocolate […]

Fathers Day Chocolates 2019

Orangey Chocolate Sticks Champion Chocolate 2018

Father’s Day 2019 is Sunday 16th June and we have some fabulous Father’s Day chocolate gifts for you, all available with a Free Gift Tag message and optional gift wrapping… If you’d prefer a milk chocolate caramel why not try our Taste of the West Supreme Champion 2016 – The Bish – a soft salted […]

Introducing our new minimally packaged ‘Unwrapped’ range

Elderflower

Our new Unwrapped (TM) range is for customers who want to enjoy our chocolates without gift packaging. It presents our finest award winning fresh cream ganaches in minimally packaged plastic free packaging. It is a complementary offering to our chocolate boxes which are also evolving over the summer to be plastic free.  

Mary Pickford Cocktail Truffles

Mary Pickford

The story behind our Mary Pickford cocktail truffle… Canadian born Mary Pickford was a glamorous 1920’s silent film actress known as ‘America’s sweetheart’. At one point the highest paid woman in America! An astute business woman she was also a producer and co-founded the United Artists studio, as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts […]

Easter Range launches in John Lewis Oxford Street

Dark Chocolate Art Deco Easter Egg

We’re delighted that our new Plastic Free Packaging Easter range launches in the flagship John Lewis Foodhall, Oxford Street next week! Though we were a little late to the cocktail party our John Lewis buyer was so impressed with the new designs and ethos that he’s helped arrange a display case for the Oxford Street […]

Future Climate Change in Madagascar – how gender equality can help

Akany Avoko Faravohitra

Chocolat Madagascar is one of our key suppliers of chocolate. Grown in the North-West of the island in the Sambirano valley region Madagascan Cacao is renowned for its fine fruity flavour notes and has won many International awards. Whilst many small artisans source beans direct from farmers in this region, we prefer the Raisetrade (1) […]

The Sweet Makers Christmas Special

The Sweet Makers A Christmas Treat

There’s another chance to see Diana with fellow time travelling confectioners Andy Baxendale, Cynthia Stroud and Paul A Young in The Sweet Makers Christmas Special Friday 21st December at 16:15. You can watch the trailer below and find out further information on the BBC website here  Four modern confectioners immerse themselves in the world […]

Sustainable Colombian Chocolate

Sustainable Colombian Chocolate

I was delighted to meet Sergio Restrepo of Casa Luker chocolate at the London Chocolate Forum last week. Casa Luker supply us with their wonderful dark chocolate, which together with Chocolat Madagscar forms the cornerstone upon which our dark chocolates are made. Like Chocolat Madagscar Casa Luker make all of their chocolate in Colombia keeping […]

Friends from Chocolat Madagascar visit Lick the Spoon

Nicolas and Neil of Chocolat Madagascar visit Lick the Spoon

We were delighted yesterday to host our friends from Chocolat Madagascar – Nicolas Randrianarimalala, export manager of Chocolat Madagscar and Neil Kelsall founder of Raisetrade. In 2016 Nicolas and Neil hosted us in Madagscar taking us on a wonderful journey from the Cocoa plantation in the North-West Sambirano valley through to the Robert factory in the […]