William Curley bounty bar

William Curley vs your local sweet shop – Bounty bar smackdown

William has come over all Curley Wurley - he's on a mission to recreate the contents of your childhood sweet shop memories. First there was the 'jaffa cake', now comes his own version of a sweet shop classic, a Bounty bar.
by Martin Christy

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Chocolate Week 2010

Chocolate Week is here again in the UK, from 11-17 October 2010. We pick out the best of the fine chocolate events and launches for the week.
by Martin Christy


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Is fine chocolate ethical?

We were recently asked by a customer "if the cocoa used in your products is from ethical sources?" Like many issues in the food industry, the answer to the question raised by our customer is not as straightforward as we'd all l...
by Martin Christy

A small selection of Chocolatier Blue's range

Chocolatier Blue

When Art Pollard and Matt Caputo were in town last week for the Academy of Chocolate Awards they very kindly brought me a box of bonbons to try from Chocolatier Blue, a US based chocolatier run by Chris Blue, previously of Char...
by Martin Christy


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Amano Dos Rios bars

A tale of two rivers – Amano ‘Dos Rios’

A new origin chocolate from Amano, and this time a rather unique one. 'Dos Rios' is made from cacao with outlandish bergamot, rose and spice notes, created by Nazario Rizek in the Dominican Republic using an experimental fermen...
by Martin Christy


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