Moo Free Blog
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.
We’re continuing with the history of cacao and this week we’ll be discussing cacao’s journey eastwards.
So, where we last left cacao, it was held by the Aztecs after dominating a majority of South America. It would not be until the 16th century that cacao would move away from its southern American roots to European shores. 1 At one point Christopher Columbus stumbled upon the bean - he however didn’t realise its profit potential but took a few beans back with him and offered them to the king and queen of Spain. They were not impressed. 1, 2, 6
Chocolate is wonderful isn’t it, but how did it all start? Well that’s what the next few blog posts are going to be about. Bear in mind that we won’t be able to cover everything so if you’re intrigued and want to learn more check out the citations at the end of each blog post.
It’s nearly July, doesn’t time fly! We hope everyone is making the most of this scorching hot weather. Some may think it’s not the best time for eating chocolate but in our opinion, it makes for some fun and absurd competitions, one idea floating around is “who can eat the most chocolate before it melts” or some variation.
As some of you may have heard already Moo Free Chocolates is expanding its production with a brand-new factory! The Moo Free friends would like to say a big thank you to all our customers who buy Moo Free products and the Moo Free staff, too - we have grown tremendously in the past 3 years in our Devon factory and we couldn’t have done it without you.