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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...

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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The Dark Side of Chocolate: Slavery

01 Oct 2021 / 0 Comments

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

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The V Word! Why Vegan Milk Chocolate is Best!

29 Sep 2021 / 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 this is the perfect time to do it. Vegan chocolate is not just for vegans; in fact, many people who eat animal-based…

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Mood Boost: Cacao To The Rescue!

24 Sep 2021 / 0 Comments

As the dark winter days approach in autumn and winter, it is important to have a little pick me up at hand. There hasn’t been a lot to smile about since the pandemic, but chocolate is here to change that!Here at Mr Popple’s Chocolate, we make chocolate that doesn’t just taste great, it makes you…

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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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Certified Tasty! Organic Chocolate

21 Sep 2021 / 0 Comments

Let’s explore the world of organic chocolate. Chocolate can highly processed, or it can be raw and organic in order to retain the natural properties of the cocoa beans and other ingredients used. We only use Organic cocoa beans when making these chocolate bars. The good news? No harmful pesticides are used on any crops…

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What is Fairly Traded Cacao?

27 Aug 2021 / 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…

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Independent Retailer Month 2021

13 Jul 2021 / 0 Comments

6 Reasons to Support Local It’s July 2021, and that means it’s Independent Retailer Month! It’s a great time to highlight the importance of supporting smaller, local and independent businesses across the UK. This month, we want to spread awareness and bring attention to how important it is to support your local independent shops, cafes…

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World Chocolate Day 2021

07 Jul 2021 / 0 Comments

Celebrating the Discovery of Chocolate It has been 471 years since chocolate has been brought over to Europe, and we are celebrating….. happy birthday, chocolate! July 7th is of course our most favourite day of the year. On this day in 1550, chocolate was first brought over to Europe from South America and slowly over…

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