Chocolat Lovers: Ultimate online chocolate boutique


There are a variety of online shops for chocolate devotees out there selling luxury, delicious chocolates for gourmet chocolate fans and one of these is Chocolat Lovers, stocked full of fabulous brands such as Artisan du Chocolat, Chocart, Damian Allsop, Gorvett and Stone, Paul Wayne Gregory and more. Chocolat Lovers offers a range of luxury chocolates from bars and boxed to specialist dietary and gluten free. I was lucky enough to get to sample of … [Read more...]

teapigs Chocolate Tea: Chocolate fix in a tea bag


Hands up who loves their coffee fix every morning! I'm a true coffee devotee but I also love tea, probably something to do with my mother putting tea in my baby bottle to pacify me as a baby. I tend not to opt for tea though, unless it's chai and prefer unusual teas to the bog standard English Breakfast. Cue teapigs, a company making real whole leaf, with whole herbs and whole flours in beautifully aesthetic triangular mesh bags. If you think tea … [Read more...]

Organica: Dairy free and indulgent?


Geo Organics are a company serious about producing high quality organic foods ranging from curry pastes to luxury chocolate bars. Based in Shrewsbury they have been established for just under eight years and founders Mike and Tracey Batten are founders of Venture Foods, which incorporates their entire range. I used to be vegan years ago and still have a keen interest in vegan and organic products. Under scrutiny on this occasion is their golden … [Read more...]

Put the ‘ohm’ into your chocolate with Ombar


Yes, again, I am reviewing Superfood Chocolate. I just can't help myself. I am a huge fan of a number of the raw food chocolate brands and Ombar is no exception. After all, where else will you get probiotic chocolate? Ombars are produced by Mood Foods, a small company established by three friends with a penchant for healthy living, without waving farewell to chocolate. After experimentations from the delicious to the inedible they finally produced … [Read more...]

Plamil Dairy Free: A bit too bland


Plamil is a brand passionately believing in good quality food using ethical, high quality ingredients. The brand was established in the 1960s to produce an alternative to dairy milk, producing milk from plants, the original 'soya milk.' From those early years the brand has diversified considerably and won numerous awards. Plamil produces an extensive range dairy and gluten free chocolates, along with bars containing no added sugar, instead incorporating … [Read more...]

Happy Kitchen Brownies will bring a smile to your face


Brownies are a somewhat indulgent treat and while there are plenty of gluten free brownies available in stores there aren't so many gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free alternatives. Cue Happy Kitchen with a bevvie of organic brownies made using simple ingredients. You can expect to find fruit extracts of apple, carob and grape, cacao (cocoa), rice flour, coconut oil, vanilla powder, sea salt, a touch of baking powder and other natural and fairly … [Read more...]

Ultimate Brownie: Best Brownies on the Block


Why bother making your own brownies when you can get luxury handmade brownies delivered to your door courtesy of The Ultimate Brownie. Mother of two girls Caroline is passionate about good food and has been baking professionally for over twenty years. She began her online business in March 2012 and has won Great Taste Gold 2012 for her delightful brownies, incorporating free range eggs, fairtrade dark Belgian chocolate with 70% cocoa solids and sugar … [Read more...]

Willie’s Cacao Chocolate Factory Wins the Day

Willies Cacao Fine Chocolate

You may be familiar with Willie Harcourt’s superb cacao creations from the channel  4 TV programme documenting Willie’s somewhat Willy Wonka-esque escapade into producing perfect chocolate. The programme pursued Willie as he embarked upon his chocolate dream, investing money in a run down Venezualan farm in the rainforest and organically growing a specific type of cocoa. Willie even processes the beans to produce Britain’s first 100 per cent … [Read more...]

Conscious Chocolate: A Raw Chocolate Revelation


Gourmet chocolate is certainly no novelty with a plethora of luxury brands on the scene but raw chocolate is certainly more niche and it’s all about the temperature the cocoa is heated to in order to preserve nutritional value. Cocoa contains a large amount of antioxidants called flavonoids that are beneficial to the body don’t you know. Cocoa and dark chocolate may keep blood pressure down, reduce the blood’s ability to clot and a tiny amount … [Read more...]

Moo Free Chocolates: A Dairy Free Delight?


More and more vegan and dairy free chocolates are being drummed out and provide a delicious alternative to conventional chocolate for those who are veggie or vegan, allergic or simply hate cow juice in their choccie treats. Moo Free provides dairy free, gluten free, wheat free, egg free, vegetarian and vegan chocolates. What’s there to complain about with a cute, quirky brand that caters for those with dairy allergies and those who like their cows … [Read more...]

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