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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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Keto-Friendly Chocolate; Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth!

01 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

Eating chocolate whilst on a diet? Yes please. Keto-friendly chocolate is diet approved! The ketogenic diet has become very popular in the past few years, with more and more people jumping on board with this low carb, high fat way of eating. The keto-friendly foods options can be limiting but luckily, here at Mr Popple’s…

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Ecocide; buy into ethical chocolate!

21 Sep 2021 / 0 Comments

What is ecocide? Ecocide literally means ‘killing the environment’. Actions that could be considered ecocide include significantly damaging and/or destroying our precious ecosystems. Other instances that can be considered ecocide include jeopardising the health and/or wellbeing of a species. The human race can be incorporated into this too. By making palm oil and soy free chocolate…

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