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Coming to Kickstarter 30 May 2019: The Hot Chocolate Shaker Coming to Kickstarter 30 May 2019: The Hot Chocolate Shaker


How to Get a Hot Chocolate Shaker

How to Get a Hot Chocolate Shaker

The World's First Hot Chocolate Shaker is Launching on Kickstarter on 30th May 2019

We’ve been working away on our top-secret hot chocolate project for the last 2 years, tasked with changing and improving the way we all make hot chocolate. We have solved the issue of lumpy, unsatisfying hot chocolate, which is slow and laborious to make and we are finally ready to go to launch. 

We’re launching a campaign through Kickstarter on the 30th May, which enables you to pledge support by pre-ordering the shaker now, for delivery in September, just in time for the hot chocolate season. This support means we can meet our manufacturer's minimum order quantity and to get this product launched without the need for venture capital, investors or loans.  

If you're not familiar with Kickstarter, we've broken it down for you.

What Kickstarter Is Not: 

  1. Kickstarter is not a place which requires you to invest money in exchange for a share 
  2. Kickstarter is not a risk, if we don’t reach our target, you get your money back 
  3. Kickstarter is not a place to be selfish! Please do share with your friends because if we reach our Funding Goal, we will introduce a Stretch Target, which if reached, all backers will then receive an additional reward! 

What Kickstarter Really Is: 

  1. Kickstarter is a place where new ideas are funded by you, the public  
  2. Backers receive a reward dependent on how much they pledge 
  3. Rewards are essentially pre-orders, but with huge discounts, up to 60% off RRP! 
  4. You will receive the product at a later date, but before national launch 
  5. Pledges are 100% refunded if our Funding Goal is not achieved 

Our product has been developed, we’ve got the tooling ready for manufacture, but there’s a sticking point; we need £10,000 to put our product into production and this is where you come in. All shakers pre-sold on Kickstarter will be at a discount, but the first 100 will get the shaker for just £10 which is a whopping 60% off the RRP! 

Watch the Launch Video

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Why on Earth Does Easter Move?

Why on Earth Does Easter Move?

We ask the important questions at Easter time!

When’s Easter this year? The question that gets thrown around here far too much for a chocolate company. For a chocolate company the time Easter falls each year has quite a big impact on us.

As soon as we return from our Christmas break we can be hit by a wash of Easter egg production or we have this bizarre lull for a couple of weeks until the reality of Easter Eggs begins, so why does it move?

Easter can fall anywhere in between 22nd March to the 25th April and ideally, we’d love it to fall on the same day every year, but instead it’s vaguely complex reason as to when this fall each year.

Unknown to some, the date of Easter is determined by the sun and the moon! Every spring, we have the Spring Equinox which is signified by the moment the Sun crossed the equator from the south to the north. The following full moon that takes place after this event is called the Paschal full moon and Easter must fall on the Sunday which follows this full moon.

This fairly complex calculation in order to identify the date of Easter stems from no date being officially set in the bible. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus after his death, which was said to have happened around the Jewish Passover. The Jewish Passover is celebrated on the Paschal Moon each year, and as such, it was decided that Easter would be celebrate on the Sunday following the Paschal Moon. Therefor it goes, Spring Equinox takes place, then the next full moon happens (Paschal Moon), then the following Sunday is Easter. However, if the Paschal Full Moon actually falls on a Sunday, Easter is then delayed until the following Sunday, often resulting in very late Easters.

A bizarre twist is that the council fixed the date of the Equinox to the 21st March, which is the date it happened in 325AD, and drew up a set of tables defining the full moon. The full moon dates drawn up do not actually line up with the astronomical full moon. This amusingly can mean that Easter can technically fall before the before the Paschal Full Moon Passover!

This year we see the latest Easter for 19 years, as it falls on 21st April.

Along with the question of “When’s Easter this year?”, often after packing many, many Easter eggs a slightly “Easter-ed Out” blerrie eyed team member at The Chocolate Society will ask “Hang on, why do we even eat Chocolate Eggs at Easter?” It’s a valid question, as it feels chocolate has a somewhat tenuous link to the resurrection of Jesus!

The symbol of the egg has long been associated with rebirth, new life and new beginnings, (and so, immediately we see the link back to rebirth of Jesus), with the tradition of gifting eggs (hen or duck eggs) at Easter dating back to the 13th Century. Over time, these eggs were decorated with natural dyes, charcoal and eventually in the Victorian times, eggs were given with candy and chocolate. By the time the 19th Century came around, Chocolate Easter eggs were being produced in France and Germany and the tradition of the Chocolate egg had hatched!

Each Easter at The Chocolate Society, we aim to offer unique and delicious Easter eggs, with eye catching designs, which make the perfect way to celebrate Easter and can be thoroughly enjoyed by all chocoholics!

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Muddy Stilettos Little Black Book - Somerset

Muddy Stilettos Little Black Book - Somerset

We're delighted to have been hand selected by Muddy Stiletos for their Little Black Book for 2019!

The Little Black book is a collection of the very best businesses, brands and things to do in Somerset.

We're thrilled to have been chosen alongside some of Somerset's finest eateries, pubs and restaurants, such as The Red Lion Inn at Babcary and other fabulous food producers including our friends down the road in Bruton, Godminster Cheese!

If you live in Somerset, or are planning a visit, take a look at their full guide to experience fully what our county has to offer.

See the full guide by clicking HERE


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