Sugar in mainstream chocolate – now that’s scary!

22/10/2021

With Halloween fast approaching we thought we should talk a bit about chocolate and sugar. Don’t get us wrong, sugar can be part of the magic of chocolate. But, the amount of sugar in most chocolate products is really, really scary.  Here comes the statistics folks! On Halloween, the average child consumes around 3 cups […]

Neil Robson 2021-10-22T08:41:02+00:00 2021-10-22T08:41:02+00:00
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What are the benefits of High Oleic Peanuts?

20/10/2021

Here at Rebel Chocolate we craft delicious, chocolatey treats, but treats with less of the unhealthy stuff. Our ‘Peanut Power Chocolate’ and our ‘Supercharged Peanuts’ are no exception. The peanuts we use to make these products are specifically High Oleic Peanuts. What exactly does this mean? What are the benefits of High Oleic Peanuts? ‘High […]

Neil Robson 2021-10-20T08:16:06+00:00 2021-10-20T08:16:06+00:00
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Where Cocoa Beans Grow

13/10/2021

Do you know where the cocoa beans grow that are used to make your favourite bar of chocolate? Around 80% of the world’s cocoa is grown in just 10 countries. The largest producers are the West African nations of the Ivory Coast and Ghana. Cocoa does however grow in more than fifty countries worldwide, with […]

Neil Robson 2021-10-13T18:27:46+00:00 2021-10-13T18:27:46+00:00
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Cocoa Varieties

04/10/2021

In our last blog we talked about whether chocolate is actually a fruit….. check it out if you didn’t get a chance to read it. In this post we will explore the 4 main cocoa varieties – Forastero; Criollo; Trinitario; and Nacional. Forastero Forastero cocoa is dominant in the world’s chocolate production. It produces high […]

Neil Robson 2021-10-04T11:09:41+00:00 2021-10-05T09:27:11+00:00
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What is cocoa?

30/09/2021

Did you know that ‘cocoa beans’ are actually seeds, and not ‘beans’ at all? To be precise, they are the seeds of the Theobroma Cacao tree fruit. The pod-shaped fruit is botanically classified as berry-like. Each pod produces approximately 35 – 50 seeds surrounded by a sweet pulp. Find out more here. So….. does that […]

Neil Robson 2021-09-30T08:40:30+00:00 2021-09-30T08:42:57+00:00
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The Perfect Treats for World Chocolate Day

07/07/2021

Our goal at Rebel Chocolate is to create fantastically tasty chocolate that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating. Our high protein chocolate bars are made with the best-sourced ingredients to create the perfect chocolate treat. This Wednesday is our favourite day of the year, World Chocolate Day and we’d like to encourage you […]

Neil Robson 2021-07-07T08:30:17+00:00 2021-07-07T14:06:01+00:00
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Chocolate and healthy eating

29/01/2021

Chocolate and healthy eating – is it possible? Well, we think so. Here’s how chocolate can be part of your healthy eating plan. Let’s get one thing straight. At Rebel Chocolate we believe no food should be off-limits. But we can’t deny that some of our favourite foods are very high in sugar and not […]

Neil Robson 2021-01-29T09:11:33+00:00 2021-01-29T09:15:58+00:00
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Thank you for supporting small businesses

05/12/2020

Thank you Wow, to say 2020 has been “some year” is a massive understatement. As a heartfelt thank you for your support we are offering our biggest sale ever. That’s right – 30% OFF ALL our chocolate bars* We know a lot of people have been hit hard financially by Covid-19. This is our small […]

Neil Robson 2020-12-05T13:35:12+00:00 2020-12-05T13:37:15+00:00
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Choose the chocolate with healthier ingredients

26/08/2020

It’s more important than ever to treat yourself wisely. After all, not all chocolate is created equally. We have made it our mission to create great-tasting, healthier chocolate. But what exactly are the ingredients behind Rebel Chocolate? Healthier ingredients make healthier milk chocolate 1) First up is cocoa, and lots of it! Rather than sugar […]

Neil Robson 2020-08-26T17:39:45+00:00 2020-10-06T09:44:18+00:00
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Colombian Single Origin Milk Chocolate

17/07/2020

One of our goals at Rebel Chocolate is to highlight the diversity of flavours from cocoa grown in different regions of the world. So we are going to start this process by taking a closer look at our Colombian Single Origin Milk Chocolate. It’s not your typical supermarket variety, that’s for sure. Fino de Aroma Cocoa […]

Neil Robson 2020-07-17T15:25:48+00:00 2020-07-20T14:29:59+00:00
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The Best Day of the Year – World Chocolate Day

06/07/2020

With the best day of the year, World Chocolate Day, fast approaching we thought we might look a little deeper into the world of chocolate. Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate It may not come as a surprise to you that the UK is right up there in world rankings when it comes to chocolate consumption. Depending on […]

Neil Robson 2020-07-06T13:41:04+00:00 2020-07-06T14:32:51+00:00
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Chocolate, Cashew and Cranberry Cookies

27/05/2020

Want to make the best cookies ever? We have a young man called Alain who works with us, and Alain’s Mum, Liz, just happens to be a dab hand when it comes to baking. So we asked Liz to come up with a cookie creation which, of course, incorporated some Rebel Chocolate. And here is […]

Neil Robson 2020-05-27T15:07:58+00:00 2020-05-27T15:11:11+00:00
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Our vote is for quality over quantity

30/04/2020

Lockdown Eating Have visits to the treat cupboard become more and more frequent? Additional stress and anxiety mixed in with a touch of boredom are the obvious trigger factors. Unfortunately ‘treats’ and ‘nutritional value’ are seldomly associated together. But at Rebel Chocolate this is not the case. Yes, it is still chocolate, so we are not […]

Neil Robson 2020-04-30T10:20:14+00:00 2020-05-05T10:58:50+00:00
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Vegan Chocolate Nut Brownies

03/04/2020

  Here’s our recipe for the ultimate vegan chocolate nut brownies. These brownies have a rich chocolate flavour and the protein content is enhanced by using our high protein content chocolate and lots of nuts. 100% Plant-Based Vegan Chocolate Nut Brownies (prep 10-15 minutes and cook time 20 minutes). Makes 16 brownie slices. Ingredients 270g […]

Neil Robson 2020-04-03T14:50:39+00:00 2020-04-03T16:23:02+00:00
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Pandemics and Chocolate

27/03/2020

Our Co-Founder and Chocolate maker, Neil Robson, shares some of his thoughts on the COVID-19 Pandemic. Pandemics “These are difficult times, and times which unfortunately are going to become more challenging. Nevertheless, I count myself extremely lucky. The current COVID-19 pandemic has left us in the Western World reeling. However, it has made me think […]

Neil Robson 2020-03-27T16:23:02+00:00 2020-04-17T12:56:17+00:00
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Coronavirus update

23/03/2020

We realise that you will have received a million messages from different companies concerning the current situation, so firstly, apologies for issuing one more. However, we felt it was important to mention a few things: As scientists, we are very aware of the importance of hygiene in food production and we make our chocolate with […]

Neil Robson 2020-03-23T14:57:15+00:00 2020-05-27T15:17:30+00:00
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Protein and ageing

18/02/2020

Protein and ageing – as you ‘mature’ it’s time to eat more protein What’s the deal about protein consumption and ageing? No longer is protein only talked about by the under 30-somethings in the gym. The science is clear – as we age, we need to eat MORE, not LESS protein. But why? Well, protein helps […]

Neil Robson 2020-02-18T18:42:12+00:00 2020-02-18T18:42:12+00:00
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Merry Christmas and Thank You

23/12/2019

Merry Christmas At Rebel Chocolate, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas! We hope you are spending some time doing the things you love. For us, this will involve spending time with family and eating lots of chocolate! Thank you We would also like to take this opportunity […]

Neil Robson 2019-12-23T11:19:09+00:00 2019-12-23T11:22:27+00:00
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Functional Chocolate

25/11/2019

So, what is a functional food and functional chocolate? The British Nutrition Foundation states: “Functional foods deliver additional or enhanced benefits over and above their basic nutritional value.” So at Rebel Chocolate, we have created “functional chocolate” by adding ingredients into our chocolate which are nutritionally beneficial. Where did we start? We started by removing […]

Neil Robson 2019-11-25T15:24:50+00:00 2019-11-25T15:52:15+00:00
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The healthiest chocolate ever? Matcha Green Tea Chocolate

17/10/2019

Antioxidant packed and vividly green! Our Matcha Japanese Green Tea chocolate is a stunner! With three servings of Matcha per bar, 20% protein and 40% less sugar, can chocolate get any healthier? Rebel Chocolate, in collaboration with Tempo Tea Bar, has come up with yet another spectacularly tasty, and totally unique chocolate bar. And as […]

Neil Robson 2019-10-17T14:20:33+00:00 2021-04-26T14:38:16+00:00
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