The Moo Free Chocolate Blog
Just how do you cope when you work in a factory surrounded by chocolate that you have to eat as part of your job? Read all about dairy free chocolate overdoses and the struggle to create the perfect dairy free chocolates.
Leading “free from” chocolate manufacturer Moo Free launches Easter egg range for 2017
It wasn’t long ago that people with a dairy allergy or lactose intolerance had to go without chocolate eggs at Easter. All that has changed now and there are delicious dairy-free and gluten-free alternatives widely available.
The market leader Moo Free has unveiled its line-up of Easter eggs for 2017 and there are three varieties available... Click here to download the full Press Release.
Eek! Hi there everyone Lily Lu Lemur here, doing something a little different for this post. This time, I wanted do a proper introduction of myself so here goes...
To start off I’m a ringed tail lemur, named for the black and white ring like pattern on our tails. I work on the production line at the Moo Free factory, and I’m usually in charge of my favourite bar - the Minty Moo! My favourite foods are fruit, nuts, leaves and, of course, chocolate - though I seem to be the only lemur who likes it (although tamarind fruit makes me go equally bonkers eek!) I also enjoy basking in the sun (though I live in Britain so those times can be few and far between but when they are it’s great).
I tend to be very excitable, and I usually let out an eek when I am - it’s just something I can’t help. On the other hand, it works well with my athletic nature, giving me the energy to keep fit and climb the tallest tree. Although Cheeky Chops is a lot better at climbing than me, whenever we have a jumping competition I am the master and I always beat everyone else - eek!
Anyway, I’m off to write up the next blog post – typing with these paws is difficult, you see, so it can take me a bit of time!
See you next post!
Lily Lu Lemur
Eeek!! Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and I hope you’re all excited as I am! We have had a few things happening around the office to celebrate, including a competition where Mikey Bunny was looking for a gift for Hammy. Check out our Twitter or Facebook for details on the great ideas that you all had - eek!
Margery Mouse is also very happy at the moment. Why? Well, her Cranberry & Hazelnut bar recently became available in Waitrose alongside Clawdia Cat’s Hazelnut Nibs Bar - which is perfect timing because what is Valentine’s without chocolate?! - and especially if you’re looking for dairy free, gluten free, lactose free, casein free, soya and wheat free chocolate - eek!
Speaking of which, if you’re in need of a few ideas for chocolate-based gifts why not make your own Valentine’s Day-themed chocolate? For example you could use our baking drops as part of a cupcake or even a full size cake; in fact, you could even make it part of the decoration - eek!
In fact, I’ve even found a super scrummy recipe using Moo Free Chocolates that you could make for your special someone!
A dairy-free chocolate and raspberry tray bake: https://themummysphere.co.uk/dairy-free-chocolate-cake/
(to make it vegan, simply replace the egg with flaxseed or VeganEgg: https://goo.gl/DxriTu)
Happy Valentine’s Day!
It's dreary January, so I thought that I'd cheer you all up a bit and share one of Hammy's favourite recipes with you! This recipe is for her famous chocolate chip cookies - they're the same ones that she used to make with Kitty Cakes and her brother.
'Free From' Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- 1 bag Moo Free Baking Drops
- 100g Unrefined Caster Sugar
- 125g Dairy-Free Butter
- 1 Medium Egg (or replace with 1 tbsp flax seed, with 3 tbsp of water)
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 225g Gluten-Free Flour
- 2 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
2. Grease a large baking tray.
3. Weigh out the ingredients, sieving the flour and baking powder together, and pre-whisk the egg.
4. In a mixing bowl, combine the dairy-free butter and sugar with a wooden spoon. Add the whisked egg along with a tablespoon of flour, and mix.
5. Fold in the rest of the flour and salt, then add in the Moo Free Baking Drops, and mix again.
6. Roll the mixture into even-sized balls (between 12 and 16), then place on the baking tray.
7. Cook for around 15 minutes until a very light-brown colour. Remove from the oven, and cool on a wire rack.
If you'd like to try these cookies for yourself, our Baking Drops are stocked by a number of independent retailers - including Dairy-Free Chocolates: https://goo.gl/KNIQI1
Alternatively, you can also use Hammy's great Choccy Drops (you'll need 150g of them), which are available in independent retailers, and also in selected Waitrose stores!
Eek! Lily-Lu here, guess what, it’s Veganuary - hurray! We’re celebrating its 3rd year this January. For those not in-the-know, Veganuary is a charity that helps teach people about being a vegan, as well as an event held each January where people are encouraged to go vegan for a month. Their website has tons of info on Veganism, from answers to common questions (as well as a few myths surrounding veganism) to recipes for vegan friendly alternative to foods you wouldn’t think could be made vegan and even better its recipes from all over the world. It’s a very diverse list, my favourite one I’ve found so far is the Chocolate Pistachio Apricots as it combines all my favourite ingredients. Eek!
Best of all, we here at Moo Free Chocolates can happily state that our chocolate is completely vegan friendly, as well as being dairy free, casein free, gluten free and lactose free while having no genetically modified ingredients. So you can celebrate Veganuary with some Vegan chocolate or who knows you could even create something new with it instead. Eek!
So if you’re curious or on the fence about being a vegan, come celebrate the month with us. Eek!