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Free From Awards 2017

'Great News'. Last night D & D Chocolates won Silver at the 'Free From 10th Anniversary Awards for our Dairy Free Mint Chocolate Holly Leaves.Free From Award 2017


These awards promote the very best of 'Free From' products and are judged on quality, presentation and texture. Over the last 10 years the bar has been raised very high and competition is very fierce.

Now over 300 companies in 18 categories from the major supermarkets to the 'one man band' companies, compete for prizes.

We are so pleased to have won and would like to sincerely thank our customers for their support and positive comments about products and our staff Sharron and Emma without whom this would not have been possible.

Thank you very much.

Created On  30 Mar 2017 23:59 in Latest From D&D  -  Permalink
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Allergies on the Rise

Dairy Free Christmas Ideas

Nielsen research just published shows that 4 in every 10 Britons are on a special diet and sales of Free-From products will reach £1bn in the UK alone. Global sales of gluten-free alone made $4.64bn this year. Latest companies to launch gluten free products are Pepsi Cola and Quaker Oats.

Other ingredients that were being avoided were artificial additives (45%) and Sugar (42%).  Food allergies and intolerance's with ingredients to avoid were Eggs(38%) , Dairy (36%)  and gluten(30%).

D & D Chocolates are Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free with no wheat or eggs and all our products are hand made in a Nut-Free unit.

Siesta  Carob products have NO Added Sugar, and are Cocoa-Free, Caffeine-Free

Theobromine Free and Oxalic acid Free too. All handmade in a Nut- Free unit.

Created On  1 Nov 2016 21:03 in Christmas  -  Permalink
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Allergies in the News

Child with Dairy Free Chocolate Christmas Gift

It has been widely reported on the BBC this week that the number of hospital admissions for allergic react ions have increased by a third over the last 5 years (Data from NHS reported by the BBC)

 

We often have calls from parents who are concerned over their childrenís allergies and looking for products they can consume so as not to feel left out when other siblings are enjoying milk chocolate.

 

As an allergy specialist confectionery company we are very aware of children who have one or more allergies which is why we have become a nut free unit. 
Here at D&D Chocolates we offer a dairy free, gluten free and nut free chocolate that is made to our own recipe that can be enjoyed by both children and adults.

 

We also manufacture Carob products as an alternative to chocolate.  Our brand Siesta Carob is caffeine free, theobromine free and contains no cocoa product.  All Siesta Carob products are handmade using non-hydrogenated palm oil (from a sustainable source) and has no added sugar in the bars or shapes.   Sugar is added to the fondant range.

Here is one of our customers kids enjoying the Penguin Bag with Chocolate this is also available in Carob

 

Created On  20 Oct 2016 22:13 in Christmas  -  Permalink
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Getting ready for Christmas 2014

We are very busy producing our largest range of Christmas Gifts ever.

In addition, we are getting ready to go to Liverpool on the 25th and 26th for the FreeFrom Exhibition... It is the first time we have done an exhibition since 2003! Sharon and Emma tell me there is going to be a lot of Exhibition Specials for you, so if youíre local why donít you pick up your free ticket and come and see us.

Steve, Barbara and Emma look forward to seeing you.

Created On  12 Oct 2014 17:46  -  Permalink
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Product Update

Today we are returning Siesta Carob products for sale via our website.

However we regret that we can no longer claim that Siesta Carob is completely Dairy Free.

Although the ingredients in the product are unchanged in any way we have to put a warning that the product may contain (however minute) a trace of dairy. This is entirely due to the manufacturing machinery now being used.

We are sorry that we have to take this step and trust that this will not stop you continuing to enjoy this delicious and very popular product.


Created On  8 Aug 2014 11:51  -  Permalink
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We Won an Award

We Won an Award Yes its True we have Won!!
 
After 6 long years of competing for an award in the National Free From Food Awards we have finally won.
 
This year we entered the Christmas category which featured all types of products that had some Christmas connection.
Our product was Dairy Free Minty Snowmen as after dinner mints.  Try our Chocolate Peppermint Fondants which are made to the same high quality.
 
We could not have achieved this award without the valued support of our team of Emma and Sharon and you our customers who gave us the confidence to enter this award. Thank you all very much indeed.
 
As part of our Celebrations we are running a special offer, please check the website for details.
Created On  30 Mar 2014 22:32  -  Permalink
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