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This week our chocolate is strictly ‘Not For Plebs’…

Inspired by the word that the Conservative Party Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell allegedly never uttered, our ‘Not for Plebs’ bar doesn’t hold back.

For the record the word ‘Pleb’ come from ancient Rome and refers to the non-aristocratic class. According to Wikipedia, one of its early uses in the UK was in public schools where pupils would be enrolled as ‘plebeians’ as opposed to sons of gentry and aristocrats. Fascinating.

*We would like to point out that this rather vulgar outburst is the work of one rogue chocolate bar (who had an extremely frustrating day), and is not endorsed in any way by The Chocolate Library.

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Posted by on September 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Bar of the Week – We’re having a fashion moment!

As London Fashion Week 2012 draws to a close we’ve been reflecting on the fabulousness of it all and what it all means. Do you want the honest answer? We haven’t got a bloody clue! Seriously. Now we know that what you see on the catwalk is not what will end up on the high street, but I mean really… we’re feeling a little confused. As well as creating a special fashion-inspired chocolate bar as our Bar of The Week, as a homage to London Fashion Week 2012, we present to you our Top 3 ‘Are You Seriously Going To Wear That In Public?’ looks from London Fashion Week 2012.

In reverse order:

Meadham Kirchoff

3. Meadham Kirchoff – Is it just us, or does this look like it is from the wardrobe of Little Britain’s “I’m A Lady”?

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2. Philip Treacy – ah – so that’s what happened to the Blue Peter ship.

1. Vivienne Westwood – Shrek meets Charlie Chaplin meets Ab Fab.

For our Bar or the Week we decided to to go back in time and revisit a brilliant quotation by the legendary French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand, Coco Chanel. As relevant today as ever, this we get.

Fashion Lovers Quotation chocolate bar
Fashion Lovers Quotation chocolate bar inspired by London Fashion Week 2012
To finish our Fashion Week post we’re going to leave you with a link to a superb article by someone who really does know what it all means. The Guardian’s Jess Cartner-Morley explains all by rounding up the key looks from six of the best shows.. Click here for some sensible reporting on London Fashion Week 2012
 
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Posted by on September 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Bar of the Week: Tribute to Andy Murray

 

There’s no point hiding it, we’re big tennis fans at Chocolate Towers and have always had a soft spot for fellow Scot Andy Murray. Company founder Sandra is also from Dunblane, and regularly gets over-excited whenever he’s in a big tournament. As the creative one at Chocolate Towers there was no way she was going to let his historic victory pass at the US Open go by without a few commemorative chocolate bars produced to mark the occasion.

This historic win brings with it one major issue for us all. We were already in turmoil deciding whether to vote for Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis or Mo Farah for BBC Sports Personality of the Year. What on earth are we all going to do now?

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Bar of the Week – 50 Shades of Grey

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It’s been the literary sensation of the summer, so we just couldn’t let 50 Shades of Grey pass by without a mention. Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that everyone’s talking about it. Having been far too busy watching paint dry to read it ourselves obviously, we’ve interpreted the title as we thought fitting.

Of course if you want to know what all the fuss is about you can get it here.

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2012 in Bar of the Week, Just For Fun!