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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...

The Dark Side of Chocolate: Slavery

15 Mar 2022 / 0 Comments

Just like Darth Vader, we’re no stranger to the dark side at Mr Popple’s Chocolate. We just can’t get enough of dark chocolate. However, there is an even darker side of the chocolate industry that all of us at Mr Popple’s Chocolate don’t like and that’s slavery.  Let’s be honest, when do we buy and…

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The V Word! Why Vegan Milk Chocolate is Best!

14 Mar 2022 / 0 Comments

Mr. Popple’s milk free milk chocolate… Say it again, milk free milk chocolate! I know what you’re thinking: “Doesn’t that just sound weird?” Trust me, if you’ve never tried vegan chocolate before, then there is no time like the present to give these delicious bars a go! Vegan chocolate is not just for vegans. In…

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Yacon: A plant you can root for!

11 Mar 2022 / 0 Comments

Tired of getting the highs and lows of refined sugar after indulging in a chocolatey treat?Here at Mr Popple’s Chocolate, we’re very particular about the ingredients we work with. Yacon syrup is one ingredient that we LOVE working with! The super low Gi Yacon plant is a healthier sweetener alternative that benefits your body AND…

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5 Handy Uses of the Cacao Pod

10 Mar 2022 / 0 Comments

Grown on the cacao belt all around the world, the cacao pod is a type of fruit that comes from the Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao beans come from inside these pods and are used to make one of the worlds most favourite foods; chocolate. The uses for this fruit range from culinary uses, such as…

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Guilt & Gluten Free Chocolate

09 Mar 2022 / 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 living a gluten free lifestyle, then you know all too well how difficult it can be to find safe snacks or treats. But don’t despair! Here at Mr…

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The Raw Power Of Dark Chocolate

08 Mar 2022 / 0 Comments

The Raw Power Of Dark Chocolate Raw chocolate is organic, vegan, and contains high levels of nutrients. There are many chocolates on the market, but not all of them contain good quality ingredients. Organic raw chocolate is a treat you can trust. Let’s explore what raw dark chocolate is and the benefits it has on…

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Agroforestry for Chocolate Bars: Be kind to the planet!

07 Mar 2022 / 0 Comments

At Mr Popple’s Chocolate, we are big believers in being kind to Mother Nature. And agroforestry is an agricultural system that we use and support wholeheartedly! The Basics: Agroforestry, to put it simply, is where crops and trees are planted in the same area of land. A mix of agriculture and trees! This natural management…

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What is Fairly Traded Cacao?

04 Mar 2022 / 0 Comments

Farmer’s Fair Trade. It may sound like a silly question, but what is ethical chocolate?Quite simply, it means that the chocolate you’re consuming has been produced with the best intentions for the farmers and the planet in mind. Only 12% of UK chocolate sales is Fair Trade, so here at Mr Popple’s Chocolate, fairness and…

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The Plastic Free Future of Chocolate Bar Packaging

03 Mar 2022 / 0 Comments

Why Compostable Packaging is the Way Forward for Ethical Chocolate We live in a world where plastic is everywhere. It’s not just the packaging that we buy, it’s also what we use at home and in our daily lives. Plastic has become so ingrained in our culture that many people don’t even think about its…

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The Cacao Belt: The Place Where the Best Chocolate is Made

04 Feb 2022 / 0 Comments

The cacao belt is a region that stretches from Central and South America all the way to Indonesia! It lies 20 degrees either side of what we know to be ‘the equator’. The cacao plants (where raw chocolate comes from), also known as Theobroma cacao, thrives in this humid environment. That is why this specific…

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