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  • 9 Mar, 2016
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Spirit FM visit the Café with their Safecracker

Today we welcomed Spirit FM to the café for their 20th Anniversary Safecracker promotion. People had the chance to win £25,000 by visiting the café and guessing which 6 numbers would open the safe. Sadly, no-one won the £25,000 today but new customers came to the café and enjoyed hot chocolate, cakes and waffles and […]

Chocolate making workshop
  • 25 Nov, 2015
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Chocolate Making Party

We held our first Chocolate Making Party recently. 9 ladies came to the café to hear how chocolate is made and to learn how to make it themselves. We talked them through the process of how chocolate is made from bean to bar. Then explained how we make our chocolates, from the different fillings to […]

  • 23 Sep, 2015
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Great Taste Awards 2015

We are delighted to announce that our lemon meringue marshmallows have won a great taste award! The judges loved their fluffy texture and tangy lemon flavour. Judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs, producers and a host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely […]

  • 1 Jul, 2015
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Vanilla Ice Cream

With the weather getting hotter I thought it would be a great time to share a really good recipe I found for vanilla ice cream! I’ve used this recipe many times at home and it’s always gone down very well. The recipe is by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. It’s great with summer fruits and of course […]

  • 5 Apr, 2015
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Our new chocolate shop and café is open!

The renovation is now complete and our new chocolate shop and café is open! We are delighted with the design and our hand-made chocolates look lovely in their new home. Our display of chocolates is set off beautifully in pine dressers made by local craftsman, Robert Froud. Our chocolates and sweets are now made on […]

Valentines heart box
  • 30 Jan, 2015
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Building the shop and preparing for Valentine’s Day

We had a very busy Christmas period meeting lots of new customers, in London and locally in Chichester. Our lovely prize draw has been won by Jessica from Ashtead. She will enjoy a night at the Goodwood Hotel, a hamper of our hand-made chocolates and afternoon tea at our new café. Since Christmas we have […]

  • 23 Sep, 2014
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Lucy Armstrong Chocolates Moving Up In The World

For the past 4 years Lucy Armstrong’s Gourmet Chocolates have been produced from a home-based kitchen, and have steadily built up a great reputation and following. “When we started, food fairs, farmers’ markets and craft shows provided us with most of our sales” says Lucy “but in the past 18 months we’ve grown our online […]

  • 13 Aug, 2014
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Another Award for Lucy Armstrong Chocolates! Great Taste Awards 2014

We are pleased to announce that we have won another Great Taste Award; this time for our vanilla fudge. The fudge is hand-made using fresh butter and cream with real vanilla pods. This gives the fudge its distinctive flavour. The hand mixing helps to create a wonderfully smooth texture. The judges said “Great traditional appearance! […]

  • 17 Jul, 2014
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Wine and Chocolate Tasting

A beautiful English summer’s afternoon at Tinwood!  Our joint wine and chocolate tasting event at Tinwood Vineyard on 12th July was a huge success! Tickets were sold out in advance with a waiting list of people wanting to spend the afternoon tasting delicious English Sparkling Wine and Lucy Armstrong Chocolates. The event started with an […]

  • 10 May, 2014
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Milk Chocolate Tart Recipe

This recipe is great for the weekend when you have more time to spare! It’s one of the best chocolate tarts I’ve ever had. It’s made with milk chocolate rather than dark chocolate which is usually used. I recommend using a milk chocolate that has 33% cocoa solids or above. That way you get a […]