Category Archives: Front Page News

We are SALSA approved

SALSA Approved

We are SALSA approved. That is Safe and Local Supplier Approved.  The SALSA food standard is independently audited and recognised by all major stores. It has taken us eighteen months to achieve the standard culminating in our first audit earlier in February 2019. Written by experienced food safety experts, SALSA is a robust and effective food safety certification […]

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 […]

Life Below Water Part 2 – Ocean Acidification and Warming

Ocean acidification is often referred to as the evil twin of Climate change. But what is it, why should we worry, and what can we do about it? Nature has a natural buffer for the excess hydrogen ions in terms of Carbonate buffering. Carbonate ions enter sea water through the natural weathering of rocks such […]

Life Below Water Part 1 – Plastic Pollution

Sustainable Development GoalsCover

United Nations Sustainability goal 14 looks at life below the water (1). The UN goals says… As much as 8 million tonnes of plastic is entering the oceans every year. That’s a rubbish truck a minute dumped into the ocean somewhere in the world. The micro-plastics overlap with the food prey of many marine animals, […]

What is Sustainability?

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years. Climate change.If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon. – Naturalist Sir David Attenborough speaking at the opening ceremony of United Nations-sponsored […]

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) […]

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