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MR POPPLE'S BLOG

Read more about what we're getting up to, special announcements, facts about our chocolate, or anything fun that we think you'll love to hear...

Cacao: Spilling the Beans!

11 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

Chocolate is a delicious treat that most people enjoy on a regular basis. Imagine if the raw cacao beans that go into your favourite chocolate bar were actually good for you? Well, it’s true! The raw cacao bean has some surprising and unique health benefits. Often referred to as a bean, cacao ‘beans’ are actually…

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Coconut Sugar: The Earth-Friendly Natural Sweetener

11 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

Low sugar chocolate is on the rise! Many people are on the hunt for low sugar, dairy free chocolate bars that suit their lifestyle AND their taste buds. So without further ado, let us introduce you to coconut sugar. The Natural Choice: What is coconut sugar? You may ask. Well, coconut sugar comes from coconut…

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Theobromine: The Magical Molecule in Chocolate

08 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

Theobromine is a magical molecule that is found primarily in raw dark chocolate. In fact, the tree cacao pods are grown on (the pods are where we get our chocolate from), is called a “Theobroma” tree! It has many health benefits, including reducing anxiety and depression, lowering blood pressure and preventing certain cancers. Read on…

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Handcrafted Chocolate: It’s An Art Form!

08 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

What is Handcrafted Chocolate? Chocolate is a delicious treat that has been around for centuries. But handmade artisanal chocolate takes it to another level. Handcrafted chocolate bar are created with care and attention, often using high quality ingredients like organic cocoa beans or single origin dark chocolate. These chocolate bars can be beautiful, delicate creations…

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A Taste of Love: Why Chocolate Is An Ancient Aphrodisiac

08 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

One of the oldest aphrodisiacs that we know of is chocolate. It was said to have been given as a gift from the gods, used by Aztec priests to increase fertility, and has been popular among royalty for centuries. Let’s explore some interesting facts about chocolate and why it might be an ancient aphrodisiac! Channel…

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Cacao: Get To Know The Nib!

08 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

Chocolate is one of the most well-known foods in the world. However, cacao nibs are probably not something that you have heard about before. Cacao beans are harvested from cacao pods and can be eaten whole or ground up to create a cacao powder. The name “cacao” comes from an ancient Mayan word meaning “food…

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Guilt & Gluten-Free Chocolate

06 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

Gluten is the protein found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. It’s also commonly found in many processed foods like breads, pastas and cereals. So if you’re gluten-free then you know all too well how difficult it can be to find safe snacks or treats. But don’t despair! Here at Mr Popple’s Chocolate, we have…

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The Truth About Soy

04 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

Soy has been on the market for a long time and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. It is used in many products, from soy milk to tofu and beyond. But there are a lot of lesser known facts about soy that may make you think twice about consuming it. Let’s talk about how soy…

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Holy Cow! Dairy-Free Chocolate

04 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

If you live a dairy free lifestyle, are lactose intolerant or simply just want to eat healthier, then dairy free chocolate is probably your best bet. Dairy free chocolate bars come in many different forms including dark, milk-free and so many unique flavours! Here at Mr Popple’s Chocolate our products are dairy free and lactose…

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Food of the Gods: Peruvian Chocolate

04 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

Chocolate is a Peruvian favourite. They truly love their chocolate and if you want to know more about Peruvian culture, it’s helpful to understand the significance of this beloved treat. Whole Lotta History: Peru has been producing cocoa since pre-Incan times for both medicinal and ceremonial purposes. The Spanish introduced new techniques that allowed Peruvian…

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