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New Cubist Collection

Browse our stunning new Cubist Collection HERE

8 delicious confections are available in stylish gift boxes, with double wrapped grosgrain ribbons, making the perfect gift.

 

 

Fruity Mendiants … tangy chocolate enrobed Orangettes … semi bitter Cocoa dusted […]

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Secret Santa and Stocking Filler gift ideas

Christmas Cheer is upon us, and we’ve been busy preparing lots and lots of exciting treats!

This year we have new delicious ‘Snappy Snowmen’ – with lashings of praline (and some very stylish bowler hats) … […]

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Spooktacular!!

Eat your way to a Devilishly Delicious Halloween with our Spooktacular goodies!

Perfect for kids and adults alike … from these Haunted Mini-Bites, to our life sized (and very very tasty) toads, to our ghoulish Trick […]

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Splash into Summer!

The sun’s out folks and we couldn’t be more excited!  Our best selling Summer delights come from stunning Provence and our friends at Francois Doucet Confiseur.  Made from real wild fruits grown locally, Doucet’s confections […]

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Our lovely new blog

We love talking all things chocolate and decided to give our lovely blog a makeover.  We’ll be posting exciting news, offers, facts and general chocolate musings on here.  More importantly we would love to hear […]

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Dark Chocolate Marzipan Cuvettes

BELGIAN MARZIPAN CUVETTES … marzipan, a treasured jewel for caliphs and royalty!

Dating back to the Middle Ages, marzipan was a speciality, exclusively reserved for kings and rulers.

The exquisite combination of molten cane sugar, finest finely […]

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Autumnal Chocolate Selection Box

We’ve had a great summer and now, sadly, it’s coming to a close. The trees are growing golden red; that fresh leafy green dissipating slowly away, and the winds are picking up, getting harsher.

While it […]

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Nuts about Nuts!

If you’re a fan of nuts, our incredible new chocolate and nuts selection box is absolutely perfect for you. There’s an incredible and varied blend of flavours but all are nutty, rich and supreme.

The box […]

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Chocolate Marzipan

Like Marmite, there’s always been a love/hate relationship with marzipan. The velvety almond paste is sweet and delicious to some, but way too sickly for others.

Recently, however, an influx of readily-available continental marzipan has changed […]

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Alcohol-Free Chocolate

If you’re a lover of chocolate but can’t stand the taste of alcohol, you’re still good to try our special alcohol-free range and alcohol-free selection boxes.

The selection box is a collection of traditional Belgian chocolates […]

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Belgian Chocolate Mendiants

If you’re looking for a tasty, delicious and relatively low-cost treat, you need to take a look at our fabulous chocolate mendiants. These simple little chocolate pieces are coated with a thick layer of chunky […]

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Cherry Chocolate

If you’re a lover of cherries and chocolate then, wow, do we have an exciting selection for you!

Our cherry chocolates are rich and boozy with sublime flavour fillings. From plump kirsch-soaked cherries in a bed […]

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Special Occasion Favours

Whether you’re having a beautiful wedding, hosting a glorious dinner party or simply having a friendly get-together, you’ll want your friends and family to leave feeling utterly spoiled and indulged.

Our favours come in various flavours […]

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Truffles, Truffles, Truffles!

Unless you’re a true truffle veteran, you could be forgiven for thinking all truffles are the same. It’s not the case though, with different regions making their truffles in all sorts of unique and delicious […]

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Continental Champagne Truffles

Summer is surely a time of indulgence. In the evening there’s very few things better than watching the sun set over a long hot day and sipping champagne in the garden. But it doesn’t need […]

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Health Benefits Of Ginger And Chocolate

In last week’s blog we showed you some of the health benefits that chocolate has, and a little bit of the research that’s gone into it. To coincide with that, and our zingy, pungent and […]

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Is Chocolate Good For You?

We’ve all heard about how chocolate is bad for you; fattening, sugary and it has caffeine. But we rarely get to know about all the positive effects chocolate can have on your health, and there’s […]

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What Is Couverture Chocolate?

Couverture chocolate is a chocolate that’s made with a much higher percentage of cocoa butter – at least 30%. The word ‘couverture’ is French and roughly translates to English as ‘covering’ or ‘coating’. Due to […]

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Amelie Chocolat’s Chocolate Points

There are few things better than chocolate, but one of them is definitely free chocolate. And with our Chocolate Points, we’re offering you just that.

Every time you buy a sweet treat from us while logged […]

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Savoury Chocolate

As much as we love chocolate for its sweet, aromatic desserts and candies, even we can’t deny its delicate savoury flavours. From chocolate pasta to chocolate sauces for chicken, and more. It’s occasionally used by […]

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Chocolate Gifts For Men

Buying gifts for men can be really difficult sometimes. Whether it’s your partner, your brother, your father or even your male boss, it can be really difficult to give a gift that they’ll definitely love, […]

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Pairing Chocolate With Wine

 

The combined bitter, sweet, fruity and occasionally acidic tastes in chocolate give it a really deep, indulgent flavour. When combining with wines, the result can be even deeper, rich and aromatic, but to achieve this, […]

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Tempered Chocolate

 

In relation to last week’s blog about how chocolate snaps, we thought we’d give a more intricate, detailed look at why this happens and what differentiates high-quality chocolate from low-grade chocolate on closer inspection.

On a […]

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The Chocolate Snap

A great way of knowing what kind of quality chocolate you’re eating or cooking with is by listening to the ‘snap’.

Sounds a bit weird, right? Well, when you break a piece of quality chocolate between […]

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Easter Chocolate and Easter Eggs

 

Hi all! This is just a short blog post to let you know about our delivery options and the different Easter chocolate we provide. You’ve probably seen our Easter eggs already, but there’s a few […]

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The Best Chocolate Easter Bunnies

Joyeuses Pâques! Easter is nearly upon us. Imagine. The leaves are on the trees, the sun is shining, the ducks are in the stream, the bunnies are in the field. There are trestle tables and […]

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Mother’s Day Chocolate Gifts

As much as we should give our mums recognition for all their hard work every day of the year, sometimes we need Mother’s Day to remind us, and give us an excuse to do something […]

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Buying Easter Eggs Online With Amelie Chocolat

 

This Easter we’ve gone all out with thick, chunky chocolate shelled Easter eggs and customisable fillings for everyone to enjoy.

Each egg casing is made from premium, top quality Swiss chocolate and comes in dark, milk […]

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Why Chocolate On Valentine’s Day…?

Ever since chocolate was discovered it’s been considered valuable, lustrous and divine. First found amongst the ancient tribes of Mexico and Central America, including the Incas, Aztecs and Mayans, chocolate was originally thought to be […]

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Valentine’s Day With Amelie Chocolat

Amelie Chocolat is set to sweep every hopeful love bird off their feet this Valentine’s Day with their indulgent selection of romantic chocolates. Delicate and irresistible, these Valentine selections include such delights as a white chocolate butterfly, […]

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About Chocolate Truffles

 

“Whosoever says truffle, utters a grand word, which awakens erotic and gastronomic ideas…”

Jean-Anthelem Brillat-Savarin (1755 – 1826)
French magistrate and gastronome

Chocolate, nowadays, is eaten world-wide in various solid forms such as chocolate bars, chocolate moulds, filled […]

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Chocolate and Passion

 

“Chocolate, of course, is the stuff of which fantasies are made. Rich, dark, velvety-smooth fantasies that develop the senses and stir the passions. Chocolate is madness; Chocolate is delight”.

Judith Olney
American Chef

 

Chocolate … the gastronomic temptress! […]

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About White Chocolate

Soft, smooth and deliciously creamy…

White chocolate is, for the most part, dismissed by connoisseurs as not being real chocolate and is said, because it contains no cocoa solids (or cocoa liquor), to only vaguely resemble […]

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About Milk Chocolate

richly seductive & velvety smooth

Milk chocolate, decadent and delicious, remains, unsurprisingly, the most popular variety of chocolate in the world!

The production of milk chocolate, as we know it today, was first perfected in Switzerland in […]

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About Dark Chocolate

richly seductive & velvety smooth

Classic dark chocolate, produced by traditional methods, still remains the preferred choice of chocolate connoisseurs and aficionados.

Also referred to as “bittersweet” or “semisweet”, good dark chocolate contains a high percentage of […]

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The Story of Chocolate

“The devine drink, which builds up resistance and fights fatigue. A cup of this precious drink permits a man to walk for a whole day without food”
Montezuma (1480 – 1520)
Aztec Emporor

 

 

 

Chocolate is made from […]

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Chocolate Dictionary

MELIE CHOCOLAT
Chocolatier of discerning quality; suppliers of fine continental chocolates.

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A dull, white film appearing on the surface of chocolate. This is either due to re-crystallised sugar, caused by excess humidity, or fat caused by temperature […]

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Chocolate Quotes

“I came into this world with a relish for life and its gifts, and chocolate happens to be on of the most tempting that one can possibly imagine.”
Jeanne Bourin French writer“Chocolate is heavenly, mellow, sensual, […]

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Tasting Chocolate

Most people would agree that nothing tastes quite as good as chocolate, often referred to as the ‘Food Of The Gods’. Few people, however, really ‘taste’ chocolate … in the way, for example, that wine […]

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How Chocolate is Made

The cocoa bean, which is the main ingredient of chocolate, is the seed from the fruit-like pod of the cocoa tree, also known as Theobroma Cacao.
The cocoa tree is a tall, thin evergreen, and a […]

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