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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...

Veganuary! A New Way To Start Your Year

05 Jan 2022 / 0 Comments

Okay, so maybe the phrase ‘new year, new me’ has had its day. Most of us can’t seem to stick to those pesky New Years resolutions. But, how about you start off the New Year with something that’s… well…new?! Veganuary is an up and coming event that sees people try out the basics of veganism…

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Bean to Bar Chocolate; It’s A Process!

11 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

If you’re a chocolate lover, bean to bar might be the new buzz-word in your vocabulary. But what does it actually mean? Bean to bar chocolate is a term used for chocolate that has been manufactured from bean-to-bar rather than being mass produced by a company. Let’s explore the bean to bar process and provide…

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The Gloss: Tempering Chocolate

11 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

For artisan chocolatiers, tempering chocolate is an important step in the process of making high quality gourmet chocolate. Tempering helps ensure that the finished product has a smooth texture and exceptional flavour. But what exactly does tempering do? To put it simply, tempering chocolate is the process of heating, cooling and then reheating melted cocoa…

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Diabetes & Chocolate: A Treat That Accommodates Your Needs!

11 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

One of the most widely believed myths about living with type 2 diabetes is that all sweets are off-limits, and upon receiving a diabetes diagnosis, you may feel forced to say goodbye to all the after-dinner treats and 3 p.m. pick-me-ups you once loved. Fortunately, some sweets are safe for people with type 2 diabetes…

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Hemp: It’s Great…Really!

11 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

Hemp seeds are a great dairy substitute, and they can also be used to make dairy free chocolate. These tiny hemp seeds have the potential to change the world of dairy and soy-free chocolate for good.Our dairy free chocolate made with hemp seeds has the same taste, look and feel as regular dairy-rich chocolate. (If…

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The Peruvian Favourite: Lucuma Fruit

11 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

Have you ever heard of lucuma fruit? It’s a tropical fruit that is native to Peru. The lucuma tree grows in the Andean regions of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Though lucuma has been used medicinally for centuries by indigenous cultures in South America, it’s only recently that this super food has begun to get…

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The Wondrous World Of Cacao Butter

11 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

Cacao butter is a natural fat that comes from cacao beans, and it’s used to create some of the most delicious and luxurious chocolate bars in the world. You may not know this, but cacao butter is actually one of the healthiest fats on earth! Let’s explore what cacao butter is all about. Let’s Chat…

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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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