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Monthly Archives: October 2011

10% OFF for Our Lovely Friends at The Chocolate Library!

All of our Twitter and Facebook followers and friends are entitled to 10% off of EVERYTHING on The Chocolate Library website just for being our fans!

We want to show you guys how much we appreciate your support, so we’ve decided to give you 10% off our chocolate bars, books, stationery and gift bundles until Christmas.

All you have to do is make your selection, check-out your shopping cart and enter TWIT10 under the section for discounts and codes. Your discount will then come off the total.

So, what are you waiting for? With Christmas only 60 days away, time is ticking away!

To check out our Christmas Selection, CLICK HERE.

To take a look at our new fantastic Alphabet Bars, which you can fully personalise, CLICK HERE.

Looking for something special for a booky type in your life? Then CLICK HERE to see our books!

 
 

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A, B, C….. Personalise Your Bar to The Letter!

We’re really pleased with our new Alphabet Bar range, because it takes personalisation to a new level.

You can now choose any letter, colour and word for the front of the bar, and any message (as long as it fits within 80 characters) on the back!

Choose the letter you’d like, choose the colour you’d like (red, pink, green or blue) and customise it with a word or phrase personal to you and the recipient. For example, C is for Chocolate! That’s our favourite 🙂

Can’t think of anything? We’ve got a whole range of A-Z’s with slogans already on the front, from C for Congratulations to X for X-Factor!

If you’d like to personalise the design by choosing your own letter and words, CLICK HERE.

If you’d like to choose a pre-designed bar, then check out the entire collection HERE.

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2011 in Chocolate, New!

 

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Calling All Mums! A MUST for Your Christmas List!

Check out the New ‘Mummy’ Range launched today by The Chocolate Library!

Here at Chocolate Towers, we’ve really enjoyed being friends with some fabulous Mummy Bloggers on Twitter, and loved reading their blogs and posts. Being a Mummy is a hard job, deserving of at least a little treat now and again!

So pop one of our Mummy Bars on your Santa list!

We’ve designed a brand new cool ‘Yummy Mummy’ Chocolate Bar, a cute ‘Best Mummy’ bar, and a ‘Mumpreneur’ bar, because we’ve seen so many of you hard-working Mums who deserve a little award for being an innovative mum in business. You could even give them to your other Mum friends, to show them how much they’re appreciated!

Our bars can be personalised on the back with any message you wish, can be packaged in a decorative envelope and sent to the recipient within 24 hours of ordering! Beautiful, personal gifts that you can rely on!

We’ve decided to GIVE AWAY one of them in celebration!

All you have to do is TWEET OR FACEBOOK us, telling us what the best thing about being a mum is! We’ll pick the cutest, most heart-warming or ones that make us laugh and the winner can choose which bar they’d like to receive! 

A winner will be announced at 4pm Thursday 20th October 2011.

Good Luck!

**Don’t worry Daddies! We haven’t forgotten you! Keep watching for some seriously cool Dad bars launching next week!**

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Chocolate, Competitions, Featured

 

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We Love….Knock Knock! Great Gifts for Mums.

Whilst researching for our book selection launch, we came across an American company called Knock Knock. Not strictly books, the stationery that Knock Knock produced was cool, confident and just that little bit different – precisely what we’d been looking for.

So, without any hesitation, we sourced the journals, bookmarks and notepads, ordering some of our favourites and waiting excitedly for them to arrive. When the Postman brought them to the door it was like Christmas had some early!

Straight away, the I’m A Parent? Journal stood out to us because until we found it, we’d trawled through literally mountains of patronising ‘self-help’ books about changing nappies and pureeing cauliflower.

That sort of thing has its place, but we wanted to offer something unique – for mums and dads who were just that little bit cool.

Being a parent is the most important job in the world, and this journal celebrates the fact that yes, parents sometimes get it wrong, but you know what? That’s perfectly OK!

When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.

Erma Bombeck

Quotes from actors, writers, musicians and public figures adorn the pages, with space to write ‘Why I’m A Less-Than-Perfect Parent Today’.

There are even little tick-able boxes to remind yourself why you ‘failed’: fast food, television, work or just plain bawling and shouting! It’s a great way to find humour in those little hardships every day. We absolutely LOVE this, can you tell? 🙂

You can have a look at buying it HERE or even bundle it together with our custom-made quote bar HERE.

Another funky bit of kit from Knock Knock kit that we’ll be making great use of this Christmas is the ‘Things You Must Do to Make Me Happy’ notepad.

This pad (it has plenty of pages, don’t worry!) is a great way of telling members of your family EXACTLY what you want and when you want it! Does your hubby always say that he’s ‘not a mind reader?’ Then this is the perfect solution.

Tick options such as ‘chew in silence’, ‘Listen’, ‘wipe that look off your face’, ‘rub my feet’ and ‘spoon me’!

There are loads of hilarious combinations that will make your other half, or your kids, laugh, whilst subtly giving them the message. Better than a boring old note scribbled on the back of an envelope!

You can buy the ‘Things You Must Do To Make Me Happy’ notepad HERE.

 

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What’s The Difference Between a Fish and a Piano?…

…You can’t tuna fish.

BOOM!

Joking aside (although it was a particularly good one today) we’ve just launched another new collection of bars at The Chocolate Library. We really are spoiling you this year!

Today’s goodies are our Anglers Collection bars and gift bundle, perfect for the fisherman (or fisherwoman) in your life! Beautifully designed and, as with most of our bars, can be fully personalised.

Do you know someone who’s happiest bobbing around on a rackety old boat surrounded by worms and guts? Or are you the dedicated angler who would like to let their partner know you’ve fallen for them hook, line and sinker? Then cast your eyes over these beauties.

If you’d like to add our recommended book, ‘The Daredevil Book for Anglers’, then take a look at one of our bundles, in which our bars and books pair up to make a beautiful match. This would be a great birthday or Christmas gift for a fishing fan who’s hard to buy for.

To buy from The Anglers Collection, CLICK HERE.

Today, you have the chance to WIN one of these beautiful Angler bars in our Bar of the Day competition. All you have to do is follow us on Twitter, ReTweet one of our COMPETITION TIME messages and wait! We draw our competition today at 4pm. Good Luck!

If you don’t win, then we’re offering our friends on Facebook and Twitter followers a massive 20% discount on these items and EVERYTHING else at The Chocolate Library for a limited time only! This offer is valid until midnight on Sunday 16th October, so rush over and order your Xmas gifts a little early!

 

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Why Do Golfers Wear Two Pairs of Socks?…

….In case they get a hole in one!

Good one right? But seriously, if you know someone who’s up at 8am every Sunday polishing their balls and practising their swing, then The Chocolate Library have just solved their Birthday or Christmas present problem. No more Pringle socks this year!

Take a look at our newly designed ‘Golf Addict’ chocolate bars. Designed for aspiring Colin Montgomerys, who clutter up the house with tees and ruin the lino with those spiky bits on the bottom of their shoes. We’re not sure what those are for either.

And, for their long suffering partner, who’s sick of shopping alone on a Sunday afternoon, the matching ‘Golf Widow’ bar is the perfect consolation. It even comes in pink!

Both bars are available in the finest Belgian chocolate, with a choice of dark or milk, and can be fully personalised with the Golfer (or widow’s) name on the front, and a message on the back!

It’s such a unique way to give a gift to the golf fanatic in your life, and, to make it even more special, we’ve paired it with ‘The Daredevil Book for Golfers‘ as a gift bundle. A fantastic present that they’ll love! They might even miss a morning at the range to read it. (just maybe!)

To have a look at our ‘Golf Addict’, ‘Golf Widow’ bars and our unique Golfing Gift Bundle, CLICK HERE.

Even better, if you follow us on Twitter or Facebook you can get 20% OFF all of our products at The Chocolate Library, ending at midnight on Sunday 16th October! We’re just nice that way.

You can WIN either one of the bars TODAY (13/10/11) by RT’ing one of our competition tweets on our Twitter Account. Just click the link and follow us to be in with a chance! Winners will be drawn at 7pm this evening. Good Luck!

 

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We Love….Our Mummy Bloggers!

Chantelle from MamaMummyMum's Girls with our Daddy Bar! 🙂

Over on The Chocolate Library Twitter account, we’ve accumulated quite a gaggle of yummy mummy followers. This sort of happened by chance, but we’re so glad it did because we’ve found so many lovely ladies who blog, and of course, ladies love chocolate! We feel like we’re meant to be together!

It’s been a lovely few weeks getting to know some of the mums, giving away some fab prizes and spending our lunchtime reading their blogs and cooing over their cute kid pictures (and there are lots!)

We’ve been lucky enough to be mentioned in a few Mummy blogs, which really does mean a lot to us, and as a small business it is absolutely fantastic to hear such brilliant feedback from our customers.

Our follower MamaMummyMum  entered our ‘Daily Voter’ competition religiously and, on the very last day, she won! She even sent us a gorgeous picture of her three girls, Elise, Freya and Gracie, with their personalised ‘World’s Best Dad’ chocolate bar, a special surprise for Daddy! Her blog is sweet and personal, all about her life with a young family and hubby. To check out her blog, CLICK HERE.

A while back, a blog dedicated to reviewing products, My Mummy Reviews, reviewed one of our bars. We were really excited as it was one of our first reviews, and couldn’t have been any nicer! It’s a fab blog if you’re looking for a gift that’s been tried and tested. To have a wee look, CLICK HERE.

Another of our Mummy’s, MummyLoves… very kindly reviewed our best-selling ‘World’s Best Teacher’ Xmas bar, with complimentary words! We love browsing this ladies blog, she covers loads of aspects, with a particularly great section on ‘Mumpreneurs’, where she’s interviewed lots of business minded Mums! To have a peek at her brilliant blog, CLICK HERE.

We came across Knees Up Mother Brown, a blog by devoted Mum blogger Dawn Brown. We loved it so much that we contacted her and she kindly agreed to review one of our products! Because her oldest child is at nursery, we felt that our Nursery Teacher bar would be perfect, so sent that along with a fantastic competition! You could win a bumper pack of bars from our New Xmas Bar Collection just in time for Santa coming! To check out the blog, and our competition CLICK HERE and follow Dawn’s entry instructions!

If you’d like to get in touch, or feature one of our bars on your blog or website, then we’d be more than happy to chat to you about it! Just contact us via Twitter, Facebook or email steph@chocolatelibrary.co.uk.

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2011 in Reviews, We Love...

 

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