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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...

Sustainable Cacao Farming

04 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

In order for chocolate to be fair for all, the promotion of sustainable farming practise is really important. Here at Mr Popple’s Chocolate, we think that every person in the chain should benefit. The Basics: Sustainable farming is a way of producing crops without depleting the soil and surrounding environment. Ethical, sustainable cacao farms are…

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Percentage of Cocoa: What Does It Mean in Chocolate?

04 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

What does the percentage of cocoa in chocolate mean? It is a simple question that often confuses people. The cacao/cocoa content in milk and dark chocolate can range anywhere from 25% to 100%. The higher the percentage of cacao, the less additives and extra ingredients there will be in your chocolate. This means there is…

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Palm Oil: The Silent Invasion

04 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

Here at Mr Popple’s, our Peruvian chocolate bas are completely palm oil free. We believe that chocolate should NEVER be padded out with pesky additives. However, the devastation caused by palm oil production is the real reason why it could never be a part of our chocolate making process! What is palm oil? Palm oil…

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Why We Conch: The Secret to Great Chocolate!

01 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

The conching process is a lesser known but super important part of making great quality chocolate. Artisanal and gourmet chocolatiers go through many steps in order to create great tasting chocolate that ticks all the boxes. Conching is one of these steps that really makes or breaks chocolate. Pardon the pun! It is a vital…

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Yacon: A Plant You Can Root For!

01 Oct 2021 / 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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Don’t Pay The Price For Choosing Cheaper Chocolate!

01 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

You may be thinking, “why should I pay more for chocolate?” Admittedly, artisanal and gourmet chocolates aren’t cheap. And we don’t want them to be! These high quality chocolate bars take time and dedication to make. They require skill and passion from the people who produce them. Our Peruvian chocolate bars are handcrafted with the…

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Agroforestry: Be kind to the planet!

01 Oct 2021 / 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 both crops and trees are planted in the same area of land. This natural management system is great for making…

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The Plastic Free Future of Packaging: Why Compostable is the Way Forward

01 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

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 life cycle or how harmful it can be, to both…

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Let’s Talk About Flavanol-Enriched Chocolate!

01 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

We all love chocolate. It’s one of the most delicious desserts that we can enjoy, and it just so happens to be good for us too! Most people know about raw dark chocolate’s benefits, but what do raw cacao beans have to offer? They are rich in flavanols which is a type of antioxidant. So…

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5 Handy Uses of Cacao Pod

01 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

Grown on the cacao belt (equator) around the world, the cacao pod is a type of fruit that comes from the Theobroma (Cacao) tree. Cacao beans come from inside the 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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