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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 […]

Lick the Spoon launch their 2019 Plastic Free Easter Range

Vegan Salted Caramel Easter Egg

Press Release – 17 February 2019 WIltshire artisan chocolatier Lick the Spoon has launched its much anticipated 2019 Easter Egg Collection in all new plastic free packaging. The range features a set of six luxury Art-Deco themed eggs with truffles based on original 1920s cocktail recipes including Brandy Alexander, Mary Pickford, Pink Champagne and Negroni.  […]

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) […]

Planning your new Chocolate Business

It’s almost 2019 and a new year where some of you might be planning your new Chocolate business. In the current retail climate you could be forgiven for feeling a little nervous but there are still business opportunities to be had in the changing face of the high street. We ran our own retail chocolate […]

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 […]

Cocoa, Cacao and the Cocoanut

Steam ConfectionPan

The origin of the word ‘cocoa’ in the English language is frequently a point of discussion. In the last two years ‘cacao’ has become much more commonly used and has been extolled by health bloggers and Sunday supplements as being a completely different and generally superior product to cocoa! Well…., neatly side-stepping that particularly pot […]

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 […]

Lick the Spoon win Gold at the Great Taste Awards 2018

Cacao Beans in Dark Chocolate

Lick the Spoon are among the Great Taste winners of 2018 Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2018. Out of over 12,600 products to be judged, Lick the Spoon was awarded two 2-star Great Taste awards, which […]