Category Archives: Seasonal Chocolate

For us, chocolate is an all year round affair, but we do enjoy our seasonal chocolate gifts! Here you will find a series of blog posts dedicated to our love of chocolate Easter Eggs, Christmas chocolate gifts and Halloween Chocolate. Add Mother’s Day and Father’s Day chocolate gifts into the mix, along with some Valentine’s chocolate hearts and you have a collection of gifts that we are proud to make right here in sunny West Sussex!

Having a dairy-free Easter?

You may have noticed that dairy-free chocolate has really hit the headlines over the past few months. The Veganuary campaign was a huge success in January with 168,542 people signing up! But of course it’s not only Vegans opting for dairy free this Easter.  So whether you’re vegan, have dietary requirements or are starting a new diet, we have the dairy … Continue reading

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The Perfect Stocking Fillers

‘Tis the season to be jolly… and very, very stressed! Gift giving can be one of the most stressful parts of Christmas. Personally I love buying gifts and it’s my favorite part of the season, but it can send some people in to Christmas meltdown! We all have those friends and family members that can be really difficult to buy … Continue reading

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We’re Full of Beans!

  I realise that we are only just past the Easter weekend and that many of you may have over-indulged in chocolate as a result but I can’t contain my excitement over the launch of our Barista truffle collection today. As you’d probably imagine, this is a new collection of coffee inspired truffles. My love affair with coffee started more … Continue reading

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Why do we eat eggs at Easter?

At this time of year, we are often asked why we celebrate Easter by giving and eating chocolate eggs so we thought we would re-post our little explanation from last year which hopefully explains all! 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 … Continue reading

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Easter Blog

A Spitalfields Christmas

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” Hmmm? At Montezuma’s Spitalfields store that quote might not be the most accurate, but I would definitely call it the busiest and most fun time of our chocolate year. We start talking about Christmas in August, which always feels super early when the sun is still shining, until we compile our huge … Continue reading

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Build a Bar this Christmas!

A Chocolate Bar with your name on it! We all love a personalised product and we all love chocolate. Combine the two and the result is – Build a Bar! NEW for 2016 at Montezuma’s we listened to our customers and came up with what we think is simply magic! It’s as easy as 1,2,3! Select the colour you would … Continue reading

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Build a Bar this Christmas

World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated by vegans around the world on 1st November. The Day was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, a DJ, singer and writer who is known for her animal advocacy, who was then President & Chair of The Vegan Society in the United Kingdom. The event was created to commemorate The Vegan Society’s 50th anniversary and in 2014 … Continue reading

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Vegan Chocolate Hamper

Halloween in our Winchester Store!

Halloween in Winchester, or should that be Halloween in Helle?! Our lovely Winchester shop is part of the Pentice and is situated on the high street, right next to the historic Buttercross. In medieval times this monument was flanked by two taverns, Heavyn and Helle (pronounced heaven and hell). Since then the Buttercross has been a focal point at the … Continue reading

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Winchester Halloween History

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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Chilli and Chocolate – an unlikely combination…

With National Chilli Day (25th February 2016) upon us, we wanted to explore how the incongruous collaboration of dark chocolate and chilli came into being. At first the idea of smooth chocolate paired with a fierce sharp taste tends to produce a mixed reaction, but the pairing has been around for quite some time… Originating with the Aztecs, the practice … Continue reading

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