Monty’s Bakers – Zingy Satsuma Jaffa Cakes

Hello! I’m Rosy, I’m the store manager at the Montezuma’s shop in Winchester. Our store has lots of history so I wanted to share a timeless classic, Jaffa Cakes. Dark chocolate and orange is one of my favourite flavour combinations (the Monty’s Sunrise truffle is delicious!) and the zingy satsuma jelly really sets these ones apart. Makes 12 For the … Continue reading

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Satsuma Jaffa Cakes

Monty’s Bakers – Chocolate & Apricot Flapjacks!

Hello, it’s Caroline again, it appears that I’ve been appointed by many as the official office baker! This has become one of the Monty’s office favourites – my Chocolate, Apricot, Fruit and Seed Flapjack, they never seem to last very long in the Mess when they arrive! They are quick and easy to make and taste just divine! Chocolate, Fruit … Continue reading

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Chocolate & Apricot Flapjacks

Working with Children on the Edge in Uganda part 2

The Question of Hope After a day or two in Loco I began thinking about COTE’s aim of restoring the ingredients of a full childhood through “hope, life, colour and fun”. I’m confident that the children have at least three of these four to look forward to; they know how to have fun and there is plenty of colour around, … Continue reading

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Working with Children on the Edge in Uganda part 1

Montezuma’s – Working with Children on the Edge in Uganda part 1 Helen Pattinson, Montezuma’s Co-Founder, recently travelled to Loco in Uganda for a week to help set up a new play scheme for disadvantaged children in the area. The project is run by Montezuma’s chosen charity, Children on the Edge, which it has supported for many years. Helen’s week … Continue reading

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COTE Uganda Trip

Green Water Waste from Chocolate!

Over the last year or so, we have introduced a new process at our head office and factory to turn waste water into animal feed, which is part of our quest to work as sustainably and ethically as possible. We follow a strict process of routinely washing all equipment used in the chocolate manufacturing process, but we found that the … Continue reading

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Feeding Pigs, Green Water Waste

Monty’s Bakers – Cookie Pots

Hello I’m Demelza, head of our e-commerce department here at Monty’s. I’m not particularly renowned for my cooking skills (just ask the team about the great microwave fire of 2014…) however this is my go-to dessert! It’s so simple, but more importantly delicious and I always make sure there are enough buttons left to snack on whilst this is baking! … Continue reading

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Cookie Pot Recipe

St Wilfrid’s Moonlight Walk

On Saturday evening 6 of us from Montezuma’s HQ took part in the Moonlight Walk to raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice. St Wilfrid’s is an incredible local charity which provides Specialist Palliative and end of life care. The Moonlight Walk consisted of walking 10 miles around the beautiful city of Chichester. However it was hard to take in the … Continue reading

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Monty’s Bakers – Easter Cake

Hello I’m Caroline and I work at Montezuma’s as the Receptionist/Administrator.  I’ve only been with the Company for a few months, so this is my first Chocolate Baking Challenge!  I thought I would push my baking/decorating skills trying this Montezuma’s Fully Loaded Easter Egg Cake!  Be warned… this is not a cake for the calorie counter! This is a normal … Continue reading

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Why do we eat eggs at Easter?

Is eating eggs at Easter a new invention? Or something which has been passed down through the ages? Well it’s a bit of both to be honest! The celebration of Easter itself dates back to a pagan figure called Eastre – the Goddess of Spring – and was originally begun by the Saxons of Northern Europe. But Easter is most … Continue reading

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Why do we eat eggs at Easter?

Monty’s Bakers – Chocolate Brownies

Hello I’m Amy, Assistant Manager at the Chichester shop.  I couldn’t wait to try out a recipe from the Monty’s cookbook so I decided to have a go at the Brownies! WARNING: These are ridiculously scrummy, moist and moreish -make sure you have plenty of people to share with, you have been warned!  As it is, I sent my other … Continue reading

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