Dubble Chocolate - Events http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/events en RED NOSE DAY CELEBRATIONS http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2013/red-nose-day-celebrations <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Dubble HQ has been celebrating Red Nose Day with tiny tots and Oxfam shops!</p> <p>Broadfields nursery was celebrating with a fancy dress and Dubble choc fundraiser, helped  by all the children and the lovely staff.</p> <p><img alt="Tiny Tots do Red Nose Day" src="/sites/default/files/img/Charlene%20and%20Isla%20-%20med.jpg" style="width: 645px; height: 429px;" /></p> <p>Jackie, Marga, Cristina and Laura in Blackheath Oxfam were also in the Red Nose Day spirit. The customers enjoyed their shopping experience with a Red Nose and deely bopper twist. Oxfam is a long term supporter of Comic Relief and Dubble – all year round. Thank you ladies!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Oxfam Shop Blackheath" src="/sites/default/files/img/Laura%20at%20Oxfam%20Blackheath-med.jpg" style="width: 322px; height: 484px;" /></p> <p><img alt="Oxfam staff doing something funny for money" src="/sites/default/files/img/Jackie%20Marga%20and%20Cristina%20-%20645.jpg" style="width: 645px; height: 499px;" /></p> </div></div></div> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:12:53 +0000 123 1606 at http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083 http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2013/red-nose-day-celebrations#comments Go Further for Fairtrade Fortnight 2013! http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2013/go-further-fairtrade-fortnight-2013 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p> </p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="415" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Z8vlbXDOXUU" width="645"></iframe><a href="http://youtu.be/Z8vlbXDOXUU&gt;">http://youtu.be/Z8vlbXDOXUU&gt;</a></p> <p>Divine and Dubble answered the call to ‘Go Further’ this Fairtrade Fortnight. Here’s how…</p> </div></div></div> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:59:08 +0000 123 1604 at http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083 http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2013/go-further-fairtrade-fortnight-2013#comments Welcome Mary and Esther http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2013/welcome-mary-and-esther <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Divine was dubbly delighted to host a visit by <a href="http://www.kuapakokoo.com/">Kuapa Kokoo</a> members Mary Appiah and Esther Mintah Ephraim – both from the Western Region of Ghana, and both first time travellers to UK.  Mary is 60, and comes from Enchi where she has a 7.5 acre farm. She’s been a member of Kuapa Kokoo for 6 years.  Esther is 28, from Agyedum, and her family farm is 38 acres. She’s been a Kuapa member for 8 years.</p> <p><img alt="Mary and Esther" src="/sites/default/files/img/SophiGhanaJan2013%20013_1.JPG" style="width: 645px;" /></p> <p>They said everywhere they went how proud they were to be here and to be representing the Kuapa Kokoo co-operative. They loved fish &amp; chips, were amazed by Tower Bridge and the fact it could open, and blown away by the size of the Thames. They were delighted by the glimpses of countryside through the train window on trips out of London, but hated escalators and the cold winter weather! Bbrrrrr.</p> <p>Their trip to the UK was very important and they have inspired so many more people here to support Fairtrade and to cherish the favourite foods we buy – especially chocolate!</p> </div></div></div> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:57:56 +0000 123 1603 at http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083 http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2013/welcome-mary-and-esther#comments Dubble Fairtrade Warrior and Divine mini marcher http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2013/dubble-fairtrade-warrior-and-divine-mini-marcher <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Tower Bridge School year 4 students have been helping Dubble, and educational charity Trading Visions, build a giant 8ft Fairtrade Warrior in celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight 2013. The giant warrior strode out across Potters Field park with the year 4 students, Mary and Esther, Sophi Tranchell (Divine’s MD) and two giant Mr Dubbles!</p> <p><img alt="Class 4 and Tower Bridge" src="/sites/default/files/img/Tower%20Bridge%20cls%204%20with%20warrior%20dubble%20and%20farmers-645.jpg" style="width: 645px; height: 430px;" /></p> <p><img alt="Esther Mary class 4 City Hall" src="/sites/default/files/img/Dubble%20Tower%20Bridge%20school%20Esther%20Mary-645.jpg" style="width: 645px; height: 430px;" /></p> <p>Locals, tourists and press were impressed by the goliath sculpture clad in armour entirely created from Fairtrade wrappers! When you’re fighting for a cause as vital as fair trade – you need a strong champion – and this giant Fairtrade warrior was exactly what the year 4 students wanted to create.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/6656">See the article on the SE1 website</a> </strong>and have a look at other <a href="http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/fairtradefoundation/sets/72157632587841806/">Fairtrade sculptures</a> that have been created across the country.</p> <p>Meanwhile, our mini marcher, Christiana, joined with thousands of others outside parliament in the Fairtrade mini march. It’s still not too late to go further and join the<a href="http://step.fairtrade.org.uk/"> mini marchers</a>! </p> <p><img alt="Christiana with Dubble Easter Eggs" src="/sites/default/files/img/Christiana%20and%20Dubble%20Egg1.jpg" style="width: 484px; height: 645px;" /></p> </div></div></div> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:52:11 +0000 123 1602 at http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083 http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2013/dubble-fairtrade-warrior-and-divine-mini-marcher#comments Divine Pop Up Shop! http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2013/divine-pop-shop <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p> </p> <p><img alt="Divine Pop Up Shop" src="/sites/default/files/img/Pop%20Up%20Shop.JPG" style="width: 645px; height: 484px;" /></p> <p>For the first time Divine had its own pop-up shop for Fairtrade Fortnight - right in the heart of Covent Garden, London. It was a fantastic experience and we loved talking to customers about chocolate and the dubbly good story behind Divine chocolate. We also enjoyed all the events and the exhibition downstairs. The highlight for Dubble HQ had to be the giant Mr Dubbles tackling a bit of Azonto dancing! Classic.</p> <p><img alt="Azonto dancing" src="/sites/default/files/img/Azonto%20dancing%20in%20Pop%20Up%20Shop.jpg" style="width: 645px; height: 482px;" /></p> </div></div></div> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:41:31 +0000 123 1601 at http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083 http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2013/divine-pop-shop#comments Visit to Divine’s chocolate factory by Aykan (age 9) http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2012/visit-divine%E2%80%99s-chocolate-factory-aykan-age-9 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="Akyam in the Chocolate Factory" src="/sites/default/files/img/Chocolate-Factory-tryptic2.jpg" style="width: 645px; height: 285px;" /></p> <p>I went with my family to an awesome chocolate factory in Germany two weeks ago. I met lots of my Mummy's friends like Sophi, Erin and Cord. I already knew Cord who owns the factory because we both went to Ghana to see cocoa beans and we both patted a crocodile there.</p> <p>There were lots of machines that gave out things that tasted like chocolate but weren't chocolate bars yet. One bit had a long conveyor belt and what came out was like chocolate flakes! Before you could go in you had to wear very weird costumes. They looked like lab coats and there were funny lunch lady hats!</p> <p>The best thing that happened to me was watching a man with two bats in his hands who flipped chocolate bars over and gave me one! They had whole hazelnuts in them. I ate the whole thing. Mmmm. After my Mummy's Board Meeting there were humoungous plates of chocolate pieces on the table and my brother and I hogged them. In two seconds we were thirsty like mad!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/img/Akyam-with-croc.jpg" style="width: 645px; height: 325px;" /></p> <p>Oh yes .. and this is me with the crocodile in Ghana!</p> </div></div></div> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:42:44 +0000 123 207 at http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083 http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2012/visit-divine%E2%80%99s-chocolate-factory-aykan-age-9#comments Dubble Party Party! http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2012/dubble-party-party <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="Harriet Lamb and Sophi Tranchell" src="/sites/default/files/img/Sophi-Harriet.jpg" style="WIDTH: 640px; HEIGHT: 425px" /></p> <p>Harriet Lamb, Chief Executive Officer of Fairtrade International and Sophi Tranchell, Managing Director of Divine Chocolate Ltd, dubbled up to congratulate Dubble on the new bars at Harriet’s leaving party last month. Harriet left the UK’s Fairtrade Foundation to take up her new role in Germany in October 2012.</p> <p> <em>“Dubble has always been a pioneer in the world of Fairtrade chocolate and I’m delighted to hear about this Fairtrade first … a Fairtrade, farmer-owned chocolate bar that now also donates 2p to Comic Relief all year round. Dubble really is the most delicious way to fight global poverty. I wish Dubble every success with the launch of the new look milk and brand new white chocolate bars. Yum and well done!”  </em><strong>Harriet Lamb, October 2012</strong></p> </div></div></div> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:25:10 +0000 123 205 at http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083 http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2012/dubble-party-party#comments Choc-secret celebrity newsflash! http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2012/choc-secret-celebrity-newsflash <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p> </p> <p><img alt="Freema" src="/sites/default/files/img/Freema.jpg" style="width: 645px; height: 512px;" /></p> <p> </p> <p>Long standing supporter of Dubble, Freema Agyeman, will be returning to her BBC roots (remember she was previously Martha Jones in Doctor Who and Torchwood) in a brand new Cbeebies show call<strong> 'Old Jack's Boat'. </strong> She will co-star as Shelley with Bernhard Cribbins as Old Jack. The series is a mix of live action and animation which allows Old Jack to re-live tales of adventure with Shelley and his faithful dog, Salty. </p> <p><em>"If you like the idea of your favourite chocolate snack doing something to change the world - Dubble is the bar for you! How? Well Dubble ensures a fair deal for cocoa farmers! And not only that, it also delivers a 2p donation to Comic Relief with every bar! And now Dubble is dubbling its flavours with a new white crunchy bar!! Dubbly good in every way!" </em><strong>Freema Agyeman, October 2012</strong></p> <p>Keep an eye on the Dubble choc-blog for more Freema and 'Old Jack's Boat' updates!</p> </div></div></div> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:19:13 +0000 123 204 at http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083 http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2012/choc-secret-celebrity-newsflash#comments Kuapa kids are first to see new Dubble bars http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2012/kuapa-kids-are-first-see-new-dubble-bars <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p> </p> <p><img alt="Kuapa Kids with Dubble" src="/sites/default/files/img/Dubble-milk-and-white-large--group-milk.jpg" style="width: 645px; height: 484px;" /></p> <p>Earlier this year, ten students from the John Fisher School were out in Ghana visiting the Kuapa Kids involved in the <a href="http://www.papapaalive.org">Pa Pa Paa LIVE</a> webcast service for schools. <a href="http://www.papapaalive.org">Pa Pa Paa LIVE</a> features videos made by kids from Fairtrade cocoa growing communities in Ghana and are made in collaboration with the Kuapa Kokoo Fairtrade cocoa co-operative.</p> <p>The John Fisher School students donated a camera and computer equipment to the Ghana schools and spent  time showing them how to use their new equipment. The students and Kuapa kids were the first to get a sneaky peek at Dubble’s new look, and took the first of our promotional photos. Thank you all!</p> <p>Read the John Fisher School blog <a href="http://jfs2ghana.blogspot.co.uk/">here</a>. All webcasts are featured on the Pa Pa Paa LIVE website: <a href="http://www.papapaalive.org/">www.papapaalive.org</a>.</p> <p><img alt="Girl and Boy with Dubble bars" src="/sites/default/files/img/2p-donation-white-and-milk-boy-and-girl-4.jpg" style="width: 645px; height: 482px;" /></p> </div></div></div> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:12:59 +0000 123 203 at http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083 http://dubblecouk.dev.dd:8083/choc-blog/2012/kuapa-kids-are-first-see-new-dubble-bars#comments