Cacao in Chocolate

Chocolate changed from being a healthy, nourishing drink to a sweet confection in the early 1900s. For a long time cacao took a back-seat in favour of chocolate recipes consisting mainly of milk and sugar. But this has all changed in recent years. Cacao is regaining recognition and becoming the hero ingredient of chocolate once again. So how did all this come about?

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Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed

Mother's Day is here and it's our turn to look after our mums and show them just how much we love them. So we've put together the ultimate, healthy-yet-delicious breakfast-in-bed recipe to help you treat your mum. Packed full of fresh fruit and superfood cacao this breakfast combination is sure to help start your mum's day with a smile. 

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Boost your Brain

Cacao has many potential health benefits. But did you know that it can help boost your brain? New research shows that cacao can be good for cognitive function (meaning mental processes such as memory, learning, reasoning and attention).

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Ombar Pancakes

To help you get ready for pancake day we’ve put together a quick recipe for vegan pancakes, served Ombar-style...

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Cacao and the Heart Chakra

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we can’t look anywhere without seeing hearts and chocolate. Sure, both are strongly linked to the romantic notion of love. But it turns out that the connection between hearts and chocolate is so much more. Cacao (the main ingredient in chocolate) can physically and emotionally open our hearts! So what’s this connection all about?

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The food choices we make can have a big impact on our environment. As we all know, the environment around us is facing increasing stress and damage, often caused by human actions. But did you know that a vegan diet can place less of a burden on the environment in a number of ways? Here are 3 environmental benefits of going vegan...

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Did you know that following a plant-based diet can have benefits for your health? From reducing your chances of suffering from chronic disease to improving your mental health, we've listed 8 health benefits of going vegan. Find out more. Read More

cacao arrives in Europe

Did you know that for decades chocolate was celebrated as a nutritious drink – even considered a medicine by doctors?  And that in London drinking chocolate houses were more popular among the super-elite than coffee houses?

So what happened?  How did chocolate go from nutritious drink to junk food?

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Beauty and Cacao

As if you need more reasons to treat yourself to your favourite raw chocolate bar, did you know that eating raw cacao could have benefits for your skin, hair and nails, too?

Here are four ways in which eating raw cacao could help keep you looking beautiful…

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Ombar Advent Calendar

December is finally upon us and the count down to Christmas has begun. This year at Ombar we decided to get our ‘Christmas Craft’ on and make our own home-made advent calendar! We have put together a quick how to guide and provided you with a printable PDF so you can get crafty and make your own Ombar Advent Calendar too! Happy crafting!

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