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We're a Finalist at the FoodTalk Awards 2017

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We've been selected as one of the finalists in the "It's All In The Taste - Food" category at the  FoodTalk Awards 2017. While the awards ceremony is still approximately 6 weeks away (yes, we are counting down!), we are already excited about it.

For this category, the judges were looking for food product that uses unusual ingredients and combinations to achieve a wonderful taste profile. They analysed the visual appeal, texture and smell.; and more importantly, they had to do a blind taste test, so any packaging weren’t taken into account – it’s all in the taste!

This award is launched by FoodTalk Show, an internet radio show / podcast highlighting the work of food tech and artisan food makers in the UK. Last September Russell was interviewed by Sue Nelson and Lucy Ellis from the show - apart from talking about some of our more unusual chocolates, Sue and Lucy did a live tasting on quite a number of chocolates and gave their verdict. You can listen to the interview from this episode of FoodTalk Show (starting 25:40).

Last October our chocolates were also featured in the FoodTalk Unboxed event in London - different products were "unboxed" and reviewed by 3 panelists. Here's what happened when our chocolates were presented to the panelists.

The FoodTalk Awards Ceremony will be held at Oxo2 (Oxo Tower) in London on Monday 12 June 2017. If you fancy coming along and want to give us the moral support (both Russell and Albert will be there), you can purchase the tickets from Eventbrite

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Fifth Dimension Chocolates Wins Two Prizes at Academy of Chocolate Awards 2017

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Special Offer on Small Business Saturday 2016

Today (03 Dec 2016) is Small Business Saturday in the UK. This is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.To celebrate Small Business Saturday, we are offering FREE personalised message on all our boxes of filled chocolates for the whole weekend [...]

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Pre-order Chocolates For Christmas 2016

Pre-order Chocolates We are now accepting Christmas pre-orders for all our chocolates. Just follow these steps: Choose the chocolate products that you would like to pre-order. Use the coupon code XMAS2016 at checkout to receive 10% off each order. You can place your order(s) and use this code at any time from now until 2nd December 2016, [...]

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International Chocolate Awards 2016 World Final

The International Chocolate Awards 2016 World Final was held in London on the 14th October 2016, and we were very lucky to have won 3 awards for all the chocolates we have entered into this competition. To say we're "over the moon" is an understatement! Chocolatiers from all around the world have to win at their regional [...]

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Bobotie - Recipe for our Cape Town chocolate inspiration

In an earlier blog-post, we mentioned that the inspiration of our Cape Town (curry & raisins) chocolate is based on a South African dish called Bobotie. We were first introduced to this recipe by our friend Jane, and here's the recipe from her that we'd like to share with you:Ingredients:25g butter1 large onion, chopped500g minced beef4 [...]

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This year we are adding two new chocolates to our filled chocolates collection. If you haven't noticed already, each filled chocolate in our collection is named after a city in the world. Many of our chocolates are based on flavours inspired by our travels around the world. The first new flavour this year, curry and raisin, [...]

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New York is now a Golden Big Apple

The Big Apple is now the Golden Apple!We are very happy that our "New York" (Apple & Calvados Caramel) chocolate has won a Gold award at the British National Competition of the International Chocolate Awards - the results were announced in York on 16 June 2016. This has always been one of our favourites at the [...]

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