Moo Free Blog

The Moo Free Chocolate Blog

Just how do you cope when you work in a factory surrounded by chocolate that you have to eat as part of your job? Read all about dairy free chocolate overdoses and the struggle to create the perfect dairy free chocolates.

Behind the scenes: our Conche Department

This week we’re giving you a rare sneak peek into our Conche Department, where Moo Free, based in Devon, creates its delicious, ethical dairy free chocolate.

It’s run by a small close-knit team who take great care and pride in producing great ranges of chocolate. So, here’s how we do it, as you can see from the photo below, the large silver tank is what we call the Fat Melter. This is where the process begins.

Best Before, Often Good After

Hammy's Selection Box

Recently a large manufacturer adapted the packaging on some of their food products’ ‘best before’ dates to include a new message that reads ‘often good after’. The message has been designed to help tackle the problem of food waste among consumers unaware of the difference between ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates. For those of us that work in the food manufacturing industry, this may seem obvious, but it’s estimated that around 53% of Europeans don’t know the difference.

What’s the difference?

Holidays are coming...

Moo Free launches 2019 Advent Calendars

Summer may still be fresh in our minds, but here at Moo Free we like to look ahead. That’s why with just over 3 months to go we’re already gearing up for Christmas by launching our 2019 Advent Calendars.

Sugar Levels in our Chocolate

Sugar Levels in our Chocolate

This week we wanted to talk about the sugar levels in our chocolate. We bring this up because Hammy recently found an intriguing article that discusses the rise of sugar levels in regular milk chocolate since 1992.

According to a report from a research group of the Queen Mary University of London sugar levels in UK regular chocolate has seen an average increase of around 10% (44.6% by weight in 1992, 54.7% in 2019), one brand even saw an increase of 22.9% to 53.6%.

Organic September 2019

Organic September 2019

It’s September! You know what that means, it’s Organic September!

If you’re unaware Organic September is a yearly national campaign to help increase awareness for the organic lifestyle and produce. The last couple of years have been substantially successful.

The event is hosted by the Organic Soil Association.