Author: Kate Jones

  1. Why Choose our Advent Calendars?

    Why Choose our Advent Calendars?

    We love advent, not only because it is socially accepted to eat chocolate every day before breakfast but also it brings back a bit of childhood nostalgia. What really is Advent? Advent is a big event in the Christian calendar as it marks the period in the lead up to the birth of Christ. It is all gearing up to the big day on December 25th but did

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  2. What is Blooming?

    What is Blooming?

    What is blooming? Have you ever picked up a chocolate bar, eagerly unwrapped it and found it has a white covering over the surface? Have you also panicked that this means your favourite chocolate has gone mouldy and no longer edible? Well fear not as we are here to explain this and give you a bit of peace of mind. This white covering is actually

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  3. Should I be worried about Lead and Cadmium?

    Should I be worried about Lead and Cadmium?

    It appears that there is a new baddie on the block in the media as we have seen an increasing number of articles about lead and cadmium levels in products American and global chocolate brands. If you too are worried then let us explain the truth below. So what is all the fuss about? Articles from the likes of American Consumer Reports have

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  4. Boozy Prune Chocolate Pots

    Boozy Prune Chocolate Pots

      We are excited to be able to share with you an exclusive recipe from Alexina Anatole's new cookbook, Bitter (Published by Square peg Books).   Check out her Boozy chocolate recipe below using our deliciously dark chocolate.     Makes 8 Ingredients: 6 egg yolks 350ml (12fl oz/11/2 cups) double (heavy) cream 200ml (7fl

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  5. Summer Book and Snack Pairings

    Summer Book and Snack Pairings

    There is nothing we love more than getting out a new book and becoming totally immersed. Of course, any moment of relaxation needs to include a snack so we have picked our favourite book and chocolate pairings for the summer. If you are off on holiday and need some recommendations or just want to spend a relaxed evening to yourself then here you

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  6. Triple Chocolate Hot Cross Buns with an Orange Marmalade Glaze

    Triple Chocolate Hot Cross Buns with an Orange Marmalade Glaze

    Ingredients: 300ml of milk (any) 50g butter (melted) 500g of strong flour 40g soft brown sugar 7g dried yeast 1tsp ground all spice 60g cocoa powder 7g salt 90g Montezuma's Smooth Operator chocolate 90g Montezuma's Great White Chocolate For the cross: 75g plain flour 110ml cold milk Orange glaze: ¼ cup of smooth orange

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  7. Atlantic Escapade x Montezuma's

    Atlantic Escapade x Montezuma's

    Atlantic Escapade is a project in which Andy Hodgson and Rosalind Chaston will attempt to row 3,000 nautical miles entirely unassisted across the Atlantic Ocean. The pair were quick to get in touch with us at Montezuma’s as they started planning the adventure and we are over the moon to be supporting them. As Montezuma’s lovers, much of their

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  8. Vegan Chocolate Cookie Sandwich

    Vegan Chocolate Cookie Sandwich

    Ingredients - For Cookies: (8 Cookies / 4 Sandwiches) 100g Sugar 125g Vegan Margarine 150g Self Raising Flour 80g Chopped up Dark Chocolate Buttons For Vegan Buttercream Filling: 140g Powdered Sugar 75g Vegan Butter  ¼ teaspoon Salt 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract Optional: 20g Melted Chocolate

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  9. Giving Tuesday

    Giving Tuesday

    What is Giving Tuesday?  Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a day to encourage people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a global movement that inspires people across the world to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity on the 29th November every year.  How you can give  Giving back is possible not just today

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  10. Book and Chocolate Pairings

    Book and Chocolate Pairings

    Nothing says Autumn like curling up on the sofa with a good book. Here at Montezuma’s, we think every good book needs a perfect chocolate pairing. Take a look at our top picks below and share a picture with us on social media of what chocolate you are munching on with your book.   The forgotten Bookshop in Paris by Daisy Wood From an

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