Exercise in the snow

Exercise in the snow

Snowy workouts to give your whole body a boost Now this is normally the time of year that we’d be starting to get out and about, losing those winter love handles but with the Beast from the East throwing itself all over Britain some of you may be thinking that the exercise routine needs to be put on hold. So…

Gluten Free Dairy Free Coconut Brownies

Gluten Free Dairy Free Coconut Brownies

With chocolate cake day coming up this seems the right time to share our indulgent gluten free and dairy free chocolate brownies. We’ve swapped nuts for coconut flakes, butter for super healthy coconut oil and wheat flour for coconut flour. Bake and enjoy! Ingredients 100g of Gemini’s Just Chocolate 100g of coconut oil 100g of coconut flakes 2 large eggs…

Gemini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Recipe

Gemini Chocolate Christmas Pudding Recipe

This delicious gluten, dairy and refined sugar free Chocolate Christmas Pudding recipe is adapted from a Doves’ Farm recipe here: www.dovesfarm.co.uk/recipes/gluten-free-chocolate-christmas-pudding Ingredients 250g mixed dried fruits such as raisins, dates cranberries, currants, grated or chopped orange peel & sultanas (avoid anything candied). You can also include chopped walnuts and pecans if you like nuts. 5 tbsp liquified coconut oil (you…

Five Christmas Traditions That Celebrate Chocolate

Five Christmas Traditions That Celebrate Chocolate

Who doesn’t love seeing their child’s face light up on Dec 1st when they at last get to open the first door of their advent calendar and eat their first advent chocolate. Chocolate calendars are everywhere, from adult versions containing alcohol-infused chocolate to full-blown Disney-fied confections and Cadbury’s 2 for 1 offers must be at least partly responsible for the…

A Week in Chocolate

A Week in Chocolate

We know that you love Gemini Chocolate’s unique flavours but it can be tricky to decide just which chocolate bar to eat today, and that’s why we’ve come up with this handy guide. Whether you have manic Mondays, terrible Tuesdays or slouch-about Sundays we’ve got a bar for you. Mondays. Kick off Monday with a fruit ‘n’ nut treat and…

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Cacao Bean

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Cacao Bean

1. The first evidence of chocolate being consumed dates to more than 5,000 years ago when cacao beans were made into a cold frothy beverage flavoured with vanilla and spices, that was used by the Olmeca civilisation in spiritual ceremonies. It is also tempting to think of the teams who played the original Mesoamerican ball game drinking frothy chocolate before…

Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake

(Gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free) This recipe is for a double layer cake. If you want a less indulgent single layer cake then just half the ingredients. Serves: 12 at the very least. Cake 8 eggs 120g runny honey 400g coconut oil (adds a subtle coconut flavour. If you don’t want this, use odourless coconut oil that…

What is Raw Chocolate

What is Raw Chocolate

A great rule of thumb for all writers is to pick a topic that you’re passionate about and for us, that’s easy – raw chocolate. You see all chocolate starts life as cacao beans, but they certainly don’t all get treated in the same way. Most mass produced chocolate has come a long way from the natural purity of the…

A Mindful Guide to Tasting Chocolate

A Mindful Guide to Tasting Chocolate

Who hasn’t crammed down a chocolate bar while driving, sitting in front of the TV or typing away at work? It’s something everyone will be familiar with, but ask us five minutes later and most of us won’t even remember what that chocolate bar tasted like, let alone whether we got any real pleasure out of eating it. The problem…

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