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  • Jan 15

    How did chocolate spread around the world?

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  The World of Chocolate

    Today, chocolate is everywhere. From North and South America, to Europe, Africa and Asia, all the way to Australasia, chocolate is consumed and/or produced in vast quantities. But that wasn’t always the case. Less than 500 years ago, it was confined to just one small corner of the globe. So how did chocolate spread around […]

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  • Jan 10

    Veganuary and Chocolate

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Tastings, The World of Chocolate

    Many people attempting Veganuary each year ask us: “Can I still eat chocolate?” Well, great news – you absolutely can! In fact, most of the chocolate in our library is vegan. Dark craft chocolate, so long as it isn’t a flavoured bar with a non-vegan ingredient, is perfectly fine for Veganuary. Be careful buying dark […]

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  • Dec 16

    Update on Holiday Delivery Deadlines

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Uncategorized

    So first and foremost, a huge THANK YOU for all your support this year at our Virtual Tastings and your passion for Craft Chocolate. We’ve been incredibly grateful for all your orders this holiday season.  Indeed, we’ve been blown away by your enthusiasm.  So thank you.  And a huge thanks to our warehouse team of […]

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  • Dec 01

    Craft Chocolate in Conversation with Vanessa Kimbell

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Craft Chocolate in Conversation

    Vanessa Kimbell is a legend in sourdough, baking, fair trade, the gut microbiome and much, much more. During the course of the evening, Spencer Hyman will be chatting to Vanessa about her Italian mother, how she first began working in the village bakery in France as a child, why she fell in love with bread […]

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  • Nov 26

    Making a difference this Black Friday

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Site News

    This Black Friday, we’re resurrecting our “Chocs for Docs” scheme, which allows you to show your appreciation for frontline workers in the NHS. What’s more, on Sunday we’ll be donating 5% of our sales to this cause. This is instead of offering “yet another Black Friday offer”. We think that many of the problems in […]

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  • Nov 22

    Colombia, Cocoa, Cheese, and Thanksgiving

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  The World of Chocolate

    Next Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US.  So we’d like to start by wishing all our American readers a happy holiday and suggest you celebrate with some Craft Chocolate, potentially with a Colombian twist: hot chocolate with cheese rather than marshmallows. In a last ditch effort to resist switching to Christmas shopping, we are exploring Colombian […]

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  • Nov 20

    Craft Chocolate in Conversation with Philipp Kauffmann

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Craft Chocolate in Conversation

    On this evening we’ll be joined by Original Beans founder, Philipp Kauffmann. Former conservationist at the World Wildlife Fund and the United Nations, Philipp started his chocolate-making venture with the focus on protecting farmers, the rainforest, and thousands of endangered species. All through the means of incredibly delicious and sustainably sourced cacao. Philipp’s chocolate kit […]

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  • Nov 15

    Peruvian Chocolate and the Coca Leaf

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  The World of Chocolate

    Christmas, Black Friday and the like still aren’t quite “here” (although John Lewis’s Xmas ad is just breaking ….).  So this week we are going to be exploring cocoa bars, beans and drinking chocolate from Peru. The Peruvian jungle (along with Ecuador’s) is where Theobroma Cacao (aka the cocoa tree) is believed to have first […]

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  • Nov 08

    Attack of the Clones – Join the Craft Chocolate Revolution

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  The Science of Chocolate

    We’ve just celebrated “Bonfire Night” in the UK, and so we are now officially in the run up to Christmas, with Black Friday as a commercial interlude. But fear not.  Our blog posts aren’t going to suddenly switch to hard selling you boxes of bars, bottles and beans for Christmas.  And, spoiler alert, we won’t […]

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  • Nov 01

    Craft Chocolate in Conversation with James Hoffmann

    By Cocoa Runners  ·  Craft Chocolate in Conversation

    James Hoffmann, co-founder of Square Mile Coffee Roasters, author of The World Atlas of Coffee, YouTube sensation, World Barista Champion, Prufrock Coffee, to name just a few items of his work… is also a craft chocolate aficionado and a dear friend of Cocoa Runners. During this Craft Chocolate in Conversation with James, we’ll take a deep dive into some of […]

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