best chocolate gift ideas

Best Chocolate Gift Ideas

September 25, 2018 2 Comments

The gift of chocolate is one of the best, tried-and-tested ways to impress a wide variety of different audiences – perfect for every occasion. Here at Chateau Rouge, we specialise in fantastic hot chocolate gifts for foodies, so here’s our guide to unleashing your inner chocoholic in search of the ideal present for that special someone…
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Where is salted caramel from and how to make it at home

August 16, 2018

Do you love Salted Caramel Sauce? Did you know... Today salted caramel is one of the most popular 'new' confectionary flavours added to many of the most delicious sweet treats across the world, but few people know much about where it first originated – and how to incorporate it into their own cooking. Discover our top tips from homemade real hot chocolate to frosting and cupcakes.

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Why is white chocolate not chocolate? What is it made of?

June 26, 2018

Few genuinely affordable luxuries in the modern world compared to chocolate. Imbued with semi-mystical qualities that reach far beyond its actual taste, it’s one of the few foods that has universal appeal. Dismissed as dark chocolate’s hapless relative and commercialised by Nestles Milky Bar since the 1930's, white chocolate is being used in recipes worldwide.

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Why You Must Give Valentines Chocolate Gifts

January 28, 2018

Indulgent chocolate boxes, heart-shaped chocolate treats or gourmet hot chocolates - to name but a few luxurious cocoa creations. For hundreds of years, chocolate has been an indispensable symbol of Love on Valentines Day for romantics around the world.
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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About {Great} Chocolate

November 22, 2017 1 Comment

We may not all admit we love chocolate (or are chocoholics!) and that we enjoy a truffle or two... But how much do we really know about our favourite sweet stuff? How is chocolate actually made, where do the raw ingredients come from? How to store chocolate - in the fridge or cupboard?
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Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

November 10, 2017

Demand for premium quality chocolates is now at an all-time high! However, unfortunately, not all types of chocolates are good for your health. Did you know that the darker, the bitter variety of chocolates is more beneficial for people than light coloured or white chocolates? Dark chocolates have been described as super foods by many scientists - great as stress busters and also induce romantic feelings. That's great news!

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Our best 70% dark chocolate cake recipe by Chateau Rouge Fine Foods UK using 1657 hot chocolate tin

Best dark chocolate cake you’ve ever tasted

October 29, 2017

There’s nothing quite like a moist, fluffy and intensely chocolate cake as an instant mood lifter. Whether you’re searching for a crowd-pleasing dessert for your dinner party guests, celebrating a special occasion – or just enjoying a mouth-watering chocolate feast (because honestly, who really needs an excuse for any homemade cake?).
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Chateau Rouge Fine Gourmet Foods_Dark drinking luxury hot chocolate gift made in a cup and saucer

The History of Drinking Hot Chocolate Around the World

September 18, 2017

The tradition of drinking hot chocolate dates all the way back to the time of the Mayan's when cocoa beans were so precious they were traded as currency in exchange for commodities. Explore the rich history of chocolate from the Aztecs and their encounters with early Spanish explorers, to the chocolate houses of Europe and the new artisan chocolatiers we've come to love today.
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