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Unlock the Delicious Possibilities: Crafting Your Perfect Letterbox Chocolate Combination

05 Jun 2024 / Comments Off on Unlock the Delicious Possibilities: Crafting Your Perfect Letterbox Chocolate Combination

With our letterbox-friendly packaging, there are so many possibilities for crafting your perfect chocolate combination. Each of our boxes can accommodate up to two layers of bars, allowing you to create a diverse selection. On each layer, you can fit up to: This means that in a single letterbox delivery, you or a loved one…

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Letterbox Chocolate bars

The Convenience of Letterbox Chocolate

05 Jun 2024 / Comments Off on The Convenience of Letterbox Chocolate

Have you ever found yourself craving a delicious chocolate bar, put you are put off by the inconvenience of having to wait in for the delivery? Well, my friends, those days are over! Introducing the concept of letterbox chocolate – a delightful indulgence that can be delivered straight through your door, no matter where you…

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3 Types of Cacao Pods - Criollo, Forastero and Trinitario

Unveiling the Cacao Trio: Criollo, Forastero and Trinitario Varieties Explained

31 May 2024 / Comments Off on Unveiling the Cacao Trio: Criollo, Forastero and Trinitario Varieties Explained

Cacao, the key ingredient in chocolate, comes in three main varieties: Criollo, Forastero, and Trinitario. Much like how different types of apples or grapes produce distinct flavours, each cacao variety brings its own unique characteristics to the chocolate we know and love. Criollo: The Royalty of Cacao Criollo, the “prince of cacaos,” is a rare…

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Criollo Cacao pods on the rainforest floor, with some cacao beans and chunks of chocolate

The Finest Flavours: Why Choose Criollo Cacao Chocolate

27 May 2024 / Comments Off on The Finest Flavours: Why Choose Criollo Cacao Chocolate

Criollo – The Rarest and Most Prized Cacao Variety Criollo cacao (pronounced Cree-yo-yo Ka-Kow) is a rare and highly prized variety known for its delicate flavour profile and complex secondary notes. Native to Central America, the Caribbean, and northern South America, Criollo represents only 5% of the world’s cacao production as of 2008.The history of Criollo cacao…

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Energizing smoothie bowl topped with cacao and raw chocolate

Energise Your Day with Mr Popple’s Chocolate: Nature’s Powerful Pick-Me-Up

19 May 2024 / Comments Off on Energise Your Day with Mr Popple’s Chocolate: Nature’s Powerful Pick-Me-Up

Unlock the Secrets of Cacao: Your Natural Energy Elixir Table of Contents The Ancient Wisdom of CacaoCacao vs. Cocoa: What’s the Difference?Cacao: Nature’s Powerhouse of NutrientsMagnesium: The Mineral SuperheroIron and Copper: The Dynamic Duo for VitalityAntioxidants: Your Allies Against FatigueCacao’s Secret Weapons for Energy and FocusTheobromine: The Gentle StimulantPEA: The Bliss MoleculeFlavanols: The Brain-Boosting CompoundsIncorporating…

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A Guide to Chocolate With High Levels of Polyphenols and Antioxidants

19 Apr 2024 / Comments Off on A Guide to Chocolate With High Levels of Polyphenols and Antioxidants

Dark chocolate is not only delicious, but also packed with beneficial compounds like polyphenols and antioxidants. These powerful substances are found naturally in the cacao bean, but they can be easily destroyed by the high heat used in traditional chocolate making. That’s why at Mr Popple’s Chocolate, we carefully craft our bars using only raw,…

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Polyphenol Content And Total Antioxidant Capacity Of 5 Brands Of Dark Chocolate Bar – a Scientific Study By Oxford Brookes Centre For Nutrition And Health

18 Apr 2024 / Comments Off on Polyphenol Content And Total Antioxidant Capacity Of 5 Brands Of Dark Chocolate Bar – a Scientific Study By Oxford Brookes Centre For Nutrition And Health

Are Raw Chocolate Bars Higher in Antioxidants and Polyphenols Compared to Traditional, Roasted Dark Chocolate Bars? An Objective, Scientific Study We sent our dark raw chocolate, along with dark chocolate bars from 4 leading UK dark chocolate brands, to Oxford Brookes Centre of Nutrition and Health and asked them to analyse the dark chocolate bars…

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Heart shaped chocolate

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Sugar-Free Chocolate That Will Sweeten Your Day

07 Apr 2024 / Comments Off on 7 Surprising Health Benefits of Sugar-Free Chocolate That Will Sweeten Your Day

Are you a chocoholic who can’t have sugar? Or do you love chocolate, but sugar doesn’t love you? Perhaps, out of choice, you’d like to taste the sweetness of living a sugar-free life? If only there was a guilt-free version of your favourite indulgence that actually tastes good… Well there is! Mr Popple’s refined sugar-free…

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Girl eating a gluten free chocolate bar and looking very happy

Craving Tasty Chocolate but Can’t Wheat? Try our Gluten-Free Chocolate Bars

20 Mar 2024 / Comments Off on Craving Tasty Chocolate but Can’t Wheat? Try our Gluten-Free Chocolate Bars

Are you a chocolate lover than yearns for the velvety, melt-in-your-mouth indulgence, but gluten is guarding the way to the the enjoyment of chocolate bar bliss? The struggle is real, and we feel your pain. Whether you’re battling coeliac disease, navigating the murky waters of non-coeliac gluten sensitivity, or simply striving to embrace a healthier…

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An unwell man holding an unwrapped milk chocolate bar

When Milk Chocolate turns Sour: The Hidden Lactose and Dairy Allergens in Your Milk Chocolate and the Delicious Alternatives

15 Mar 2024 / Comments Off on When Milk Chocolate turns Sour: The Hidden Lactose and Dairy Allergens in Your Milk Chocolate and the Delicious Alternatives

If you love milk chocolate but sometimes feel unwell after indulging, you may be experiencing a dairy allergy, lactose intolerance, or another dairy-related condition. But what if we told you that you could still enjoy your favorite treat without the dairy distress? Enter the game-changer – our oat and rice milk chocolate bars. A delightful…

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