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Chocolate: the Perfect Christmas Gift

Chocolate: the Perfect Christmas Gift

What makes chocolate the perfect gift at Christmas? The short answer is because everybody loves chocolate, right? The long answer has many reasons; some steeped in tradition tracing back to the middle ages others relate it back to science, specifically a unique chemical aroma that our brains love – the rich chocolaty smells combined with the sweet smooth taste helps us to recapture happy memories. So, when did we start giving chocolate gifts at Christmas? Chocolate has been given as a gift for many centuries.  A tradition that dates back to ancient times when the Aztecs presented cups of chocolate...

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What's the best Christmas Hamper for 2020?

What's the best Christmas Hamper for 2020?

One filled with chocolate festive treats, of course! Christmas is one of the most enjoyable times of the year, a time of joy and pleasurable indulgence and choosing gifts for your loved ones is all part of the festive fun.  A great way to show someone just how much you appreciate them is by giving them a beautifully presented chocolate Christmas gift hamper, brimming with festive goodies they wouldn’t ordinarily buy themselves. The history of the hamper Hampers haven’t always been used as Christmas gifts.  Hampers, as we know them, were introduced to Britain in the 11th Century by William...

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World Chocolate Day 2020

World Chocolate Day 2020

How will you be celebrating World Chocolate Day this year? Here at The Chocolate Emporium, we don’t need a special day to celebrate all things chocolate, but as World Chocolate Day falls on 7 July each year, we thought we would mark the occasion with some little known and sometimes whacky facts about this most revered sweet treat. We all know the fact that chocolate comes from the seed of the tropical Theobroma Cacao tree and Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia and grows in Mexico, Central America, and Northern South America, but here are some facts...

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WE’RE CELEBRATING LINDT LINDOR CARAMEL WITH A NEW SALTED MILK CHOCOLATE FLAVOUR

WE’RE CELEBRATING LINDT LINDOR CARAMEL WITH A NEW SALTED MILK CHOCOLATE FLAVOUR

We’re pleased to be able to bring you the NEW Salted Caramel Millk Chocolate Lindor from Lindt, which was recently launched in the UK, to the enormous delight of the great British chocolate lover.   The sweet and salty combination of caramel and chocolate has long been a pleasurable taste phenomenon and is one of the most popular flavours across our whole range.  People generally like the sweet sensation of chocolate because it brings pleasure and comfort, but topped with a subtle sprinkle of salt, it stimulates the taste buds to create an even more pleasurable experience! This is the...

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Guess what's the most popular online purchases during lockdown.

Guess what's the most popular online purchases during lockdown.

Well, according to new data, Chocolate and Vodka! There’s been an inevitable increase in online shopping as lots of shoppers are switching from traditional buying methods, mostly through necessity as people are self-isolating, but also because a lot of high street shops selling these items have not been allowed to open at all! Now we’re all getting more savvy to ordering online, it appears that 40% of us are doing more online shopping – up from just 16% at the beginning of lockdown. Buying stuff we only ever bought in high street stores, another third of us are turning to...

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