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Press Release 28-March


A descendant of the Cadbury family is bringing back the historic brand’s British heritage with artisan chocolate bars, handmade in the UK. Love Cocoa is celebrating its first UK retail listing at iconic British store, Fortnum & Mason. The occasion marks nearly 200 years since the founder's great-great grandfather, George Cadbury, secured a listing there.

In 2010, Cadbury was subject to a hostile takeover by American corporation Kraft, but James Cadbury’s Love Cocoa collection is firmly fixed in British tradition. The 85g chocolate bars aim to reinvent the quintessentially British classics: Gin & Tonic, Honeycomb & Honey, English Mint, Crushed Coffee, Earl Grey and Maldon Sea Salt, as well as classic Milk (37% cocoa) and Dark (70% cocoa).

For many, the ‘Cadbury’ name has lost its magic, but Love Cocoa aims to restore faith in British chocolate brands. Love Cocoa shares its ancestor’s ambition to create something ‘absolutely pure, therefore the best’. Love Cocoa bars are handcrafted in the UK using organic, fair trade cocoa, ethically sourced from the Dominican Republic and Ecuador. The chocolate is free from refined sugar and gluten. Other natural ingredients are supplied by independent British producers as far as possible ─ for example, Barnes & Webb honey (London), Summerdown Farms English mint (Basingstoke) and Maldon Sea Salt (Essex).

Love Cocoa's core online gifting service brings chocolate gifts straight through the letterbox. Consumers can choose between boxes of three (£13.95) or six (£21.95) bars of their choice, with standard delivery free. Future plans rest in securing further retailer listings, side by side with growing the ecommerce platform. Product diversification is expected in 2017, to include single serve bars and personalised packaging. The company plans to donate 10% of profits to charitable causes.

James Cadbury, Founder of Love Cocoa, says:

"It's a landmark moment to be stocking Love Cocoa in the iconic Fortnum and Mason. We're following in the footsteps of my great-great grandfather, who did exactly the same 200 years ago. My passion for chocolate is rooted in my family history and I aim to bring premium quality chocolate to the UK by championing British ingredients and flavours that make this country unique. It's sweet history in the making."

£4 RRP for each Love Cocoa chocolate bar. Available in Fortnum & Mason or online



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Love Cocoa is an ethical British chocolate startup, created by James Cadbury – entrepreneur and descendant of George Cadbury of the Cadbury confectionery company. His premium UK-handmade chocolate is part of a unique one-of-a-kind online chocolate gift service, and each bar is designed to fit through the letterbox. The range of British icons includes Gin & Tonic, Crushed Coffee, Honeycomb & Honey, English Mint, Earl Grey and Sea Salt, as well as classic Milk (37% cocoa) and Dark (70% cocoa).



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Disappointed with the delivery

I bought the chocolate bars as a gift as I had bought some at an earlier time, although I like the idea of it. It was disappointing for my friend to not have received the next day. If I was guaranteed next day delivery I would order again.

Thanks for your feedback Yvonne, is really useful. We try and keep our product as affordable as possible offering 1st Class Royal Mail for free (over £15). Since we emailed we have now added a next day guaranteed delivery option and charge cost price for this service.
Subscription v Retail

James something to be aware of: I can buy three bars for £12 in my local wine shop ( Therapy of Wine )
Same thing only costs me 1p less through my subscription.....

Thanks for your feedback Robert. Unfortunately at the moment we have to charge postage on the subscriptions under 15 pounds. We will try and create more subscription options which will avoid this postage charge.
80th Birthday Gift for a Quaker

The gift was very well received and the whole family enjoyed the experience of 'cadbury' chocolate. Beautifully packaged and delivered with no fuss.

Thanks for lovely review Lea, glad the chocolate bars were well received gift :)
Sea salt 70% Dark Chocolate Bar

Found it to be a crisp & tastey bar. Tends to bring out the cocoa. Never tried this taste before but would purchase again.

Glad you liked this John. The Sea Salt is our favourite bar and is up for an award :)
Chocolate Heaven

The chocolate is absolutely amazing. I think when you read the ingredients list and learn about the refined sugar-free element you possibly prepare your mind for an inferior but healthier alternative. This blew my expectations out the water. This is hands down most of the most elite, superior and exquisite chocolates I have ever tasted. So pure, so creamy and the flavours options are insane. I also sampled to 70% Ecuadorian which was unbelievably creamy and like nothing I have ever tasted. I will definitely be back for more. Please, Please, Please enter this for some of the industry awards. This should definitely be celebrated!

Thanks very much for the review Ryan, glad you liked the chocolate!