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Corporate Chocolate Gifts: the Perfect Gift of Business Occasions

When you talk about survival of the fittest in a corporate environment, the most important aspect is personal relationships. Whether you need to maintain a relationship with the people that work for...

George Brown Jun 13, 2017
The Festival of Lights is Now the Festival of Gifts!

Diwali is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India. Although this festival of lights has a religious origin and is generally celebrated by Hindus, the popularity of Diwali has crossed...

Choc Raft123 Jun 09, 2017
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Intoxicating Indulgences

From melt-in-the-mouth chocolate truffles to sophisticated marzipans, the combination of quality confectionery and scrumptious spirits makes for some very grown-up treats. Everyone likes to indulge...

Lisa Jeeves May 22, 2017
Keeping Up with the Millennials: Appealing to the 15-35 Market

Today’s 15 to 35 year olds, often referred to en masse as ‘millennials’, are a huge market with the spending power to match. By 2020, 75% of the working population will be from the millennial...

Lisa Jeeves May 22, 2017
‘Variety’s the Very Spice of Life’: Aromatic Chocolates

As chocolate suppliers, we have our fingers on the pulse when it comes to trends in confectionery. Here at HQ we’ve noticed that consumers’ palettes are changing. We are all becoming bolder and more...

Lisa Jeeves May 19, 2017
A Beginner’s Guide to Gourmet Chocolate

People who are passionate about gourmet chocolate have known for a long time that they contain as much variety and flavour complexity as can be found in good wines and quality coffee. Now the general...

Lisa Jeeves May 19, 2017
Pure Imagination: Delicious Bookish Treats

As confectionery wholesalers, it’s only natural that we have a passion for the products we sell. This love of chocolate and sweet treats was inspired for many of us by the imaginative and whimsical...

Lisa Jeeves May 18, 2017
Partial to a Pop? Discover Original Gourmet’s Bestselling Lollipops

Here at HQ we like to celebrate the fantastic brands we work with, so I’m diving into the exciting word of wholesale sweets with America’s No. 1 branded lollypops from Original Gourmet. Located in...

Lisa Jeeves May 18, 2017
How Taste Works: a Chocolaty Guide

Why do some people love the bitterness of a dark bar and others crave the sweetness of marzipan? I explore how taste works and the subtle difference is between taste and flavour. Tasty or Flavourful...

Lisa Jeeves May 18, 2017
Chocolate Meets Coffee – a Marriage Made in Heaven

Have you ever thought to spice up your morning café offering with a dose of chocolate goodness? If you haven’t, you must! Coffee and chocolate are ying and yang, and a range of wholesale confectionery...

Lisa Jeeves Apr 25, 2017
Truffle Trouble: the Best Combinations out There for Innovative Chocolatiers

Enjoyed as a delicacy across the world, truffles are a dream come true for the creative chocolatier, offering a quick, punchy and multi-flavoured experience with endless potential for tweaking and...

Lisa Jeeves Apr 25, 2017
Small is Cool: the Virtues of the Mini Bar

In the world of chocolate one may be first inclined to argue for "the more the better" – surely a larger quantity of this delectable treat in any form can only be a good thing?Well, the Mini Bar would...

Lisa Jeeves Apr 25, 2017
Taking It with a Pinch of Salt

Walking down the aisle of any modern supermarket, a sweet-toothed observer will notice a variety of combinations of cacao with exotic ingredients designed to tantalise the taste buds. As a supplier of...

Lisa Jeeves Apr 25, 2017
Mad About Madécasse

One of the benefits of working in wholesale chocolates is that I can follow trends as they develop. The desire to supply modern consumers with ethically produced, responsibly sourced products is a...

Lisa Jeeves Apr 25, 2017
Cocoa Market Analysis, Innovation Trends and Current Business Trends by 2024

Cocoa market demand is rising rapidly with the growth of chocolate bakeries & confectioneries and other end products. The production is generally categorized into small scale production farming as it...

Rohit Punetha Apr 25, 2017
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