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Drooling over December

by Louise Davies | October 13, 2016

Ok, so in amongst Tuesday's #DayoftheGirl and #NationalComingOutDay, the fact that this is #ChocolateWeek seems a little frivolous. But let's remember, chocolate - well cocoa - can provide a sustainable income for farmers in developing countries ensuring a secure future for their families along with access to education. Choose your chocolate wisely and you can enjoy the smooth sweet flavour safe in the knowledge that your purchase has improved someone's life, albeit in a small way.

This was also one of my favourite weeks of the retail year... as it's when the Christmas Zotter catalogue arrives! We've been stocking Zotter's fabulous organic and Fairtrade chocolate for some time, and their creative flavours and eye-catching packaging, make them a big Eighteen Rabbit favourite.

They have some show stopping advent calendars on offer this year. Check out this stunning tree with luxury chocolates as decorations - pretty special!

And for us vegans, they have a wonderfully tempting box of vegan chocs - with 13 different flavours. That would definitely get me out of bed on a cold December morning!

As a small shop we don't generally like to invest in 'time-sensitive' products. But as I'm definitely having one of those vegan advent calendars, I thought it only fair to offer the same opportunity to you! If you'd like to pre-order the vegan calendar (RRP £21) or the luxury tree calendar (RRP £35) then drop me an email (louise@eighteenrabbit.co.uk) before Monday 17th October and I'll sneak your order in with mine! (Note the writing on these calendars is in German).

We'll have plenty of festive and favourite Zotter chocolate back in stock soon - so keep an eye on our website for some fab new flavours.

Tagged: chocolate, Christmas, Fairtrade, Zotter

Fair trade chocolate gets a Christmas twist

by Andrew Williams | November 17, 2014

We love our selection of Zotter chocolate, which is fair trade and made from organic ingredients. The Zotter factory in Austria is legendary among chocolate enthusiasts who rave about the insane range of flavour combinations which are the trademark of the Zotter brand. We have had some amazing ones, though we haven't quite gone as far as their Dark Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut Nougat and Bacon Crackling! 

We do have some great new flavours in for Christmas though, and a a public service to all of you I have tested some of them...

The stand out for me is the Tequila, Salt and Lemon bar. Hand scooped, this is a real taste of Mexico in a bar, and as we're all aware the Mexicans knew a thing or two about chocolate. It may sound overthe top but is actually surprisingly subtle and has been going down a storm in the shop.

Mulled Wine and Christmas Magic feature the more traditional flavours of Christmas, the latter is a white chocolate bar with honey caramel crunch. 

All of the range are perfect as stocking fillers and are sure to get a great reaction in the run up to Christmas. We love them all year round but at this time of year a really special chocolate is just what you need!

Tagged: Christmas, eighteen rabbit, tequila, zotter