It might be silly, but F it, we’ll take any reason to celebrate after the last 18 months and what could be more enjoyable than a day dedicated to chocolate?
So with that in mind, we have rounded up our favourite chocolates for World Chocolate Day – we have A LOT of favourites….
World Chocolate Day – Seed and Bean
Seed and Bean’s adventurous and unique flavours have been created by blending cocoa beans from the world’s finest Fairtrade cocoa regions with a blend of English botanicals. Our range of dark chocolate is also dairy free and suitable for vegans.
With absolutely no compromise on taste or quality, we deliver a treat for everyone. Not only will it appeal to anyone who enjoys chocolate, but Seed and Bean is a Fairtrade, organic product with completely recyclable packaging including a fully-compostable inner foil. Made from eucalyptus wood pulp, the flexible cellulose film helps to keep the chocolate fresh and then naturally biodegrades on a compost heap.
World Chocolate Day – The Creek Truffles
Artisan chocolatier Isabelle Alaya, from The Melange in Peckham has worked with the master distiller of award-winning Catoctin Creek Distillery to create a unique rye whisky and chocolate experience; The Creek Truffles. Available now for UK wide delivery. £10.50
World Chocolate Day – Popcorn Shed
Popcorn Shed uses an artisan cooking process by making a fresh caramel batch with each production run. Our popcorn is tumbled in fresh caramel before being scattered with melted chocolate. This ensures a deep, rich flavour and provides a lovely texture to every single kernel. Our chocolate range contains the following 5 flavours:
– Salted Caramel with Belgian Milk Chocolate- Chocolate Caramel- Caramel Popcorn with Raspberry and Dark Chocolate- Vanilla Cake Caramel Popcorn with White Chocolate and Birthday Cake Sprinkles- White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn with Cookie Crumbs
World Chocolate Day – New Ritter Sport Pouches Available now via Ocado, RRP £2.50
Filled with a variety of mini’s the new pouch range is available in Chocolate Mix and Nut Selection. Fans of the iconic square chocolate brand can dive into 100% recyclable paper pouches to grab their favourite square, and at less than 100 calories per Individual Square they’re the ideal permissible treat! The question is, will you share?
Why celebrate with Ritter Sport this World Chocolate Day? Family owned Ritter Sport prides itself on ‘doing the right things to create really good chocolate’. This means caring about how its chocolate is made, what it contains and its impact on the planet and those along the value chain. In 2018 Ritter Sport became the first major chocolate bar manufacturer to exclusively source 100% Certified Sustainably Sourced Cocoa across its range. It was also one of the first major block chocolate brands to have their own cocoa plantation – El Cacao. It has owned and managed the 2,500 hectare plantation in Nicaragua since 2012, where it has planted and grown over 1 million trees to date. Half of the plantation is permanently preserved for nature, never to be cultivated.
World Chocolate Day – Hames Chocolates
Specialist Lincolnshire chocolatiers, Hames Chocolates, are promising not to disappoint with their new range of luxurious British chocolate bars. With eight mouth-watering flavours (three milk, two white and three dark chocolate) to choose from and made using the finest chocolate, the Hames Bronze Chocolate Bar Range is available to order now Supporting sustainable cacao farming through the Cocoa Horizons scheme[i], the range comes in beautifully intricate foil packaging that is recyclable and compostable.
World Chocolate Day – Simsanté
Simsanté is a brand new luxury chocolate brand. It has been launched lockdown by a Nutritionist and is handcrafted using the finest organic chocolate and only plant-based ingredients, with real health benefits.
The collection of handcrafted, organic, and nutrient-packed chocolate has more nutritional value than any other dark chocolate brand in the market, as it is infused with naturally gluten-free ancient grains, natural essential oils, protein-rich nuts, gut strengthening spices, seeds packed with omega 3 and organic dark chocolate, rich in flavanoids and other antioxidants.
They use jaggery, a natural sweetener used in the ancient Indian system of medicine, known for its healing and immunity-boosting properties along with other innumerable benefits. Our other ingredients like Matcha green tea, lotus seeds, and natural oils not only add that extra flavour to our chocolates but are also known to strengthen the gut, fight infections and ease inflammation.
World Chocolate Day – PLAYin CHOC
Chocolate heaven with PLAYin CHOC’s delicious natural and organic chocolate. Made with just cacao, coconut and vanilla, this smooth chocolate is not only vegan, but it is free-from 14 of the main allergens. Enjoy their Dark or M.LK chocolate guilt free, plus their packaging is plastic free, 100% recyclable and zero waste. So many reasons to love it!
World Chocolate Day – Cheeky Choc Hazelnot Light & Crunchy Gnawbles
Cheeky Choc Hazelnot Light & Crunchy Gnawbles offer a completely nut safe alternative to hazelnut chocolate! Using only plant based natural flavouring, Creative Nature has created a nutless hazelnut taste for you to enjoy, with none of the worries. All of Creative Nature’s best-selling Gnawbles are completely Top 14 Allergen safe. These crunchy bites of Hazelnot chocolate are 39% lower in sugar than the market leading brand, so you can enjoy your favourite snack without having to worry about eating too much sugar!
World Chocolate Day – Creative Nature’s Cacao Rich Choc Cake baking mix
Creative Nature’s Cacao Rich Choc Cake baking mix is living proof that free-from does not mean free-from-taste, this mix creates rich cake oozes with chocolatey goodness. With pre measured ingredients and packed the mix full of chocolatey goodness, all you need to do is add 2 easy ingredients, oil and milk! Voila, you’ll have your chocolatey canvas to top with whatever your heart desires (Gnawbles are the perfect toppings).
World Chocolate Day – Creative Nature’s Chia & Cacao Brownie Mix
If you love brownies Creative Nature’s Chia & Cacao Brownie Mix is the choice for you! There is no other brownie mix like this, if you can’t eat gluten, dairy, nuts, soya, coconut, sweeteners or refined sugars, then Creative Nature have got you covered! They even have a vegan recipe on pack for all their vegan customers who want to indulge in chocolatey brownies by following just a few simple steps.
World Chocolate Day – Cadbury’s Inventor Bars
Cadbury is back with one of the most delicious and hotly contested foodie competitions of the year, Cadbury Inventor – and this year they’ve raised the bar. Cadbury is asking chocolate fans to ‘Be The Judge’ of this year’s new Inventor bars and make the final verdict of which flavour remains on supermarket shelves as part of the Cadbury Dairy Milk range.
Whether you’re bonkers for Brownie, crazy for Cherry or bananas for Banoffee, there is a new Cadbury Dairy Milk bar for everyone. Introducing the three brand new flavours available to buy now: Roxy’s Cadbury Dairy Milk FIZZING CHERRY, Josh’s Cadbury Dairy MilkBANOFFEE NUT CRUMBLE, and Sophie’s Cadbury Dairy Milk NO FROWNIE BROWNIE.
Iceland and Cadbury have launched an exclusive range of chocolate brownie desserts in stores and online from Wednesday 7th July at just £3.00 each. The Cadbury desserts feature classic flavours in brownie form, including a Cadbury Dairy Milk Brownie and Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Brownie. Both can be warmed up for ultimate indulgence.
World Chocolate Day – Summer Lovin’ – Love Cocoa Launches Limited Edition Summer Bars
British Summertime is finally upon us and what better way to celebrate than with these delightfully British limited edition Summer Bars from Love Cocoa, the luxury ethical brand created by James Cadbury? Featuring dreamy summer flavours with a contemporary edge and pretty, pastel-hued packaging, they’re the perfect accompaniment to a picnic, afternoon tea or midsummer’s eve party.
Mint Chocolate Chip 35% White Chocolate – £4.50/75g bar
If summer was a bar of chocolate, this would be it! Featuring sweet white chocolate, a swirl of mint and a sprinkling of chocolate chips, this bar embodies the nostalgic seaside ice cream flavour that everyone knows and loves. Love Cocoa recommends savouring with a glass of cabernet sauvignon or a fruity tea.
Sour Cherry & Strawberry 70% Dark Chocolate (vegan-friendly) – £4.50/75g bar
A classic British flavour combination with a decadently dark twist. Peruvian dark chocolate bursting with sweet British strawberries and sour cherries. A summer-fuelled taste sensation. Why not try with a raspberry martini for the ultimate summer fix?
Rose & Pistachio 35% White Chocolate – £4.50/75g bar
As pretty as a picture, this beautiful bar is adorned in pastel-hued gingham. Sweet white chocolate with a delicate swirl of rose oil and a sprinkling of crunchy pistachios make this bar a real delight. Love Cocoa recommends pairing with a glass of fizz, while you watch the sun go down.
World Chocolate Day – The English Cheesecake Company
The English Cheesecake Company has a Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Stacker (£3.90), as well as a creamy White Chocolate & Honeycomb Cheesecake Slices (£3.30) which are now available from Waitrose.
Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies & Cream Cheesecake has chocolate fudge and cookie chunks on a crunchy chocolate biscuit base.Creamy White Chocolate & Honeycomb Cheesecake features a light and creamy white chocolate cheesecake with honeycomb inclusions, which is then topped with more chocolate-coated honeycomb nuggets and a final drizzle of white chocolate.
A black tea with a hint of dark chocolate. Perfect with milk, or latte style, for a little treat and only 1 calorie per cup! £3.99 for a pack of 15 tea temples.
A classic combination. Mint choc chip ice cream, after dinner minty chocolates – a super retro pairing. We have put together our finest peppermint leaves and added yummy chocolate pieces to deliver an indulgent drink with just 3 calories per cup. £3.99 for a pack of 15 tea temples.
World Chocolate Day – FERRERO LAUNCHES NEW DUPLO CHOCOLATE BARS
Chocolate lovers are in for a treat as Duplo, a scrumptious new milk chocolate bar, is hitting the shops in the UK and Ireland for the very first time. A new addition to the family, Duplo has been carefully crafted by Ferrero’s chocolate experts and features two delicate layers of crispy wafer, sandwiched between a smooth hazelnut centre and coated in delectable milk chocolate. At 100 kcals each and individually wrapped, Duplo is a delicious on-the-go treat for any time of the day. The new bars are the perfect opportunity for chocolate lovers to treat themselves and their loved ones to the delicious taste of Duplo. Duplo bars are available in different formats including single packs, double packs, 5 packs and 10 packs and can be found in the chocolate biscuit bar aisle in major supermarkets.