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Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival March 2018

Event date: 24-25 March 2018 Event time: 10 00 From: 10 am to 4.30 pm. Ramsbottom town centre. Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival combined with a strong local community, picturesque scenery and a strong sense of local pride, Ramsbottom in Bury has been slowly building an impressive foodie scene for some years. So much so, it even coaxed London-based food critic Jay Rayner off his local turf. But it's not just stonking restaurants you'll find in Rammy. The distinguished cuisine is matched by a sense of humour and heritage - with events like the Black Pudding Throwing Championships and The Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival drawing huge crowds. This year sees the tenth annual Chocolate Festival taking place in Ramsbottom on the 24th and 25th March 2018, there is a chocolate market featuring artisan chocolate makers. Also you will find those making chocolate themed goods such as cheeses and wine all made using chocolate, etc. There will be hot street food and entertainment. Why not put the date in your diary.

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Myerscough College Open Day And Country Fair 2015

Event date: 07 Jun 2015 Event time: 10 00 Get Direction to PR3 0RY From: 10 am to 5 pm. Country Fair in Bilsborrow. Myerscough College's Open Day and Country Fair is a fun family day out with more than 250 activities, stalls, exciting attractions and interactive demonstrations from local produce providers and the colleges different departments. This is set to be one of the most eventful yet with fantastic days out guaranteed to provide fun for all the family. This popular event takes place at the main campus on Sunday 7th June and features a superb range of displays, shows and interactive activities from all our subject areas as well as superb catering and live music all day long. Highlights of the day will include Motorsport and Farm Machinery displays and activities,a popular Sheep Show, 4x4 Land Rover Rides, 3Sixty Bicycle Stunt Team, Gundogs, Falconry, Parade of Hounds, Archery, Laser Clay and Airgun Rifle Shooting, a Lancashire Young Farmers Tug of War competition and of cause a large selection of stalls containing local produce. We will be there providing all of our most scrumptious chocolates. CLICK HERE for more in formation on the event.

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Clitheroe Food Festival 2015

Event date: 08 Aug 2015 Event time: 09 00 Get Direction to BB7 1BA Event days: All Day 8th Aug 2015 yearly event. Come and experience a day fully packed with glorious, top quality Lancashire produce, the beautiful Ribble Valley’s superb top chefs, food based activities for all the family, and music from all over the area. The aim is quite simple; to showcase ONLY the finest food and drink producers in the Ribble Valley and Lancashire, whilst supporting the farming community and the local food supply chain. Click HERE to view information on last years event or CLICK HERE for the event main website.

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Clitheroe 2

Event date: 10 Aug 2015 Event time: 09 00 Get Direction to BB7 1BA Event days: All Day 8th Aug 2015 yearly event. Come and experience a day fully packed with glorious, top quality Lancashire produce, the beautiful Ribble Valley’s superb top chefs, food based activities for all the family, and music from all over the area. The aim is quite simple; to showcase ONLY the finest food and drink producers in the Ribble Valley and Lancashire, whilst supporting the farming community and the local food supply chain. Click HERE to view information on last years event or CLICK HERE for the event main website.

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Clitheroe 3

Event date: 15 Aug 2015 Event time: 09 00 Get Direction to BB7 1BA Event days: All Day 8th Aug 2015 yearly event. Come and experience a day fully packed with glorious, top quality Lancashire produce, the beautiful Ribble Valley’s superb top chefs, food based activities for all the family, and music from all over the area. The aim is quite simple; to showcase ONLY the finest food and drink producers in the Ribble Valley and Lancashire, whilst supporting the farming community and the local food supply chain. Click HERE to view information on last years event or CLICK HERE for the event main website.

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Tripadvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence

You have won the 2015 Certificate of Excellence - tripadvisor.com Congratulations to The Chocolate Rooms! TripAdvisor is delighted to award The Chocolate Rooms the 2015 Certificate of Excellence. This achievement is a direct result of your consistently great reviews from TripAdvisor travellers. Congratulations! Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business Paul Said "We are very proud of this award an continuously strive to deliver the very best service to all our customers."

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Lancashire Life visits the Chocolate Rooms in Tarleton

"I like Paul’s chocolates because of the purity of flavour" Philippa James, Lancashire Life Tarleton business, the home of something special for chocolate and baking... Meltingly sublime, with different pockets of flavours... Tea, Coffee, cakes and of cause chocolate indulgences, you can read the full article HERE in their site in their own words

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Chocamor 2014 New Business Awards

New Business of the year 2014 The shortlists for 17 prizes up for grabs at the Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, were published following a rigorous selection process which culminated in interviews held over a fortnight period. A total of 34 firms from the Preston area were among the finalists, along with 14 firms from South Ribble, 11 from Lancaster and eight from Chorley. Francis Egan, chief executive of Cuadrilla Resources which was sponsoring the awards’ New Business of the Year category, announced shortlisted firms had their business premises visited from the judges. He said: "The decision of the BIBAs to send judges 'on tour' to visit businesses which made the finals was an example of the type of innovation which keeps it as Lancashire's leading business awards." Paul of Choc Amor said "We were very pleased to be nominated for a BIBAs award and over the moon to be recognised by winning one of these sort after awards." More about the awards can be read here on the LEP website. Directly on the BiBAs site you will be able to find more about the 2014 judges here and can find a full list of the BIBAs 2014 finalists by clicking here.

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Cocoa could prevent intestinal pathologies such as colon cancer

A new study on living animals has shown for the first time that eating cocoa (the raw material in chocolate) can help to prevent intestinal complaints linked to oxidative stress, including colon carcinogenesis onset caused by chemical substances. The growing interest amongst the scientific community to identify those foods capable of preventing diseases has now categorized cocoa as a 'superfood'. It has been recognised as an excellent source of phytochemical compounds, which offer potential health benefits. Headed by scientists from the Institute of Food Science and Technology and Nutrition (ICTAN) and recently published in the Molecular Nutrition & Food Researchjournal, the new study supports this idea and upholds that cacao consumption helps to prevent intestinal complaints linked to oxidative stress, such as the onset of chemically induced colon carcinogenesis. "Being exposed to different poisons in the diet like toxins, mutagens and procarcinogens, the intestinal mucus is very susceptible to pathologies," explains María Ángeles Martín Arribas, lead author of the study and researcher at ICTAN. She adds that "foods like cocoa, which is rich in polyphenols, seems to play an important role in protecting against disease." The study on live animals (rats) has for the first time confirmed the potential protection effect that flavonoids in cocoa have against colon cancer onset. For eight weeks the authors of the study fed the rats with a cocoa-rich (12%) diet and carcinogenesis was induced. Possible protection Doctor Martín Arribas outlines that "four weeks after being administered with the chemical compound azoxymethane (AOM), intestinal mucus from premalignant neoplastic lesions appeared. These lesions are called 'aberrant crypt foci' and are considered to be good markers of colon cancer pathogenesis." The results of the study showed that the rats fed a cocoa-rich diet had a significantly reduced number of aberrant crypts in the colon induced by the carcinogen. Likewise, this sample saw an improvement in their endogenous antioxidant defences and a decrease in the markers of oxidative damage induced by the toxic compound in this cell. The researchers conclude that the protection effect of cocoa can stop cell-signalling pathways involved in cell proliferation and, therefore, subsequent neoplasty and tumour formation. Lastly, the animals fed with the cocoa-rich diet showed an increase in apoptosis or programmed cell death as a chemoprevention mechanism against the development of the carcinogenesis. Although more research is required to determine what bioactive compounds in cocoa are responsible for such effects, the authors conclude that a cocoa-rich diet seems capable of reducing induced...

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