World Chocolate Day 2023


World Chocolate Day 2020

You don't need an excuse to indulge in a sweet treat or two, but it doesn't hurt to have one! World Chocolate Day on Friday, 7th July is the perfect reason to treat yourself.

A Brief History of World Chocolate Day

It seems a little strange that we're asked to celebrate chocolate at the height of (what should be) our summer. Apparently, the reason is that cocoa was first brought to Europe on 7th July 1550, although there are reports that it was introduced a lot earlier by Christopher Columbus in 1502 when he returned from his 4th mission to the 'New World'. No matter what's true, we're always happy to have an excuse to celebrate and treat ourselves to chocolate!

Our Handmade Chocolates

Whether you are a milk, dark or white chocolate fan, like truffles, pralines, nutty or boozy chocolates, we have a varied selection of luxury chocolates to tempt all tastebuds. We even have a delicious range of vegan chocolates, too!

We're truly passionate about our handmade chocolates and we take time sourcing the best quality chocolates we can find from individual chocolate producers spanning the UK and Europe.

We have around 80-100 premium chocolates in our display cabinet including traditional and seasonal favourites from chocolatiers such as Frank Visser, Pralibel, Duva, Kimberley's, Van Coillie and The Arran Chocolate Factory in Scotland. Find out more about these Chocolate Houses here.

Give the Gift of Geraldo's Chocolates

Whether you are looking for a little gift, an indulgent treat or something special for a loved one, our Chocolate Gift Boxes certainly have the 'Wow' factor.

Handmade Chocolates in a Ballotin Gift Box

Geraldo's Deluxe Gift Boxes and Ballotin Gift Boxes contain a carefully chosen selection of traditional and seasonal handmade chocolates from all of our artisan chocolatiers. These gift boxes are certainly unique as you won't find them anywhere else!

 Parisian Creams

Our best selling Scottish Parisian Creams are a year-round favourite. These unique delicacies are created by The Isle of Arran Chocolate Factory who are commissioned by The Caledonian Confectionery Company to use the original Duncan's recipe for these traditional favourites. 

The delicious fondant fillings are enrobed in thick dark chocolate couverture and they literally crack open and melt in your mouth. What's more, they're suitable for vegans too (just ask to omit the caramel flavour).

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The stunning Visser's 'Picasso' handpainted chocolates are also hugely popular. Frank Visser's amazing understanding of quality ingredients and food pairings has seen him likened to Heston Blumenthal. With creative flavours such as orange liqueur and thyme, Thai Chilli and goji berry and yoghurt ensure these chocolates taste as good as they look. 

Chocolate Tasters

Last, but certainly not least are the gorgeous Chocolate Tasters. These packs ar the perfect way to have a little taste of what we have on offer, pop in your handbag or give as a little extra gift. They are simply irresistible!

So how do we celebrate World Chocolate Day?

By eating lots of chocolate of course! Found out about the team's favourite chocolates over on Facebook and Instagram and be sure to stock up and celebrate with us on the 7th of July.

Happy World Chocolate Day from Geraldo's



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