Chocablog is a blog dedicated to the world of chocolate. For over six years, we’ve been regularly publishing unbiased chocolate reviews, delicious chocolate recipes, and in-depth features and reports from all over the world.
Started in March 2006 by Dom Ramsey with help from a team of writers in the UK, Australia, North America, if something’s going on in the world of chocolate, we’ll be the first to know about it.
The Chocablog Team
We are a small but perfectly formed team of chocaholics. Click on a team member to view their full profile:
- Dom Ramsey (UK, Founder & Editor)
- Simon Michalak (UK)
- Ben Dillon (Recipes – Australia)
- Ashleigh Quick (Australia)
- Deanna Skaggs (USA)
- Michael Edwards (Canada)
- Shimrit Elisar (Israel)
Occasional & Past Contributors
The products you see reviewed on Chocablog are a mixture of chocolate we’ve purchased ourselves and review samples sent to us by chocolate companies and their public relations representatives.
No matter what the source, we always endeavour to publish completely unbiased reviews and never accept payment for any content published on the site. If we don’t like something, we’ll say so, whether we’ve spent our own money on it or not.
If you represent a chocolate company and you’d like to send samples of your products for review, you’re more than welcome to do so – just use this form to get in touch – but please be aware of the following before sending samples.
- Sending samples does not guarantee review. We’ll do our best, but we can’t guarantee that your product will be suitable for Chocablog, or that we will have time to write about it.
- We do everything possible to make our reviews as fair and honest as possible. This means that if we don’t like your product, we’ll say so.
- We care about quality ingredients and traceability, so expect that we’ll ask about how and where you source your ingredients and who supplies your chocolate. If you are unable to provide this information, this may count against you in a review.
- We do not, under any circumstances, accept payments for reviews.
If you don’t think our review was accurate, we always encourage feedback and discussion. Just leave a comment on the review with your own opinion. In the interests of openness though, please do disclose if you represent the company in question. Failure to do so may result in us disclosing it for you.
Chocablog accepts various forms of advertising and may occasionally receive compensation for posted content. This may take the form of giveaways, promotions or occasional sponsored posts. We do not under any circumstances accept payment in compensation for our chocolate reviews however.
On occasion, we make use of ‘affiliate’ links on the site. These are usually links to online stores that stock a particular type of chocolate, and Chocablog receives a small payment if a visitor makes a purchase as a result of clicking that link.
Affiliate links provide a small amount of revenue that helps to cover our the running costs of the site. Where we do use these links, we try to do so outside the context of the main review, and always mark them as affiliate links. In most cases, Chocablog writers do not know if or when affiliate links will be used in conjunction with their articles, and the never affect the content of our reviews.
Advertising on Chocablog
If you’d like to advertise on Chocablog, our advertising page has all the details. We have standard sized banner ad spots available as well as options for custom ad campaigns.
Use of Chocablog Content
Unless otherwise stated, the photos that accompany our reviews, recipes and features are released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike license, meaning you are free to download, modify and republish them for non-commercial use, providing you credit Chocablog as the source. Click here for full details of the license.
Press, Consultancy, Interviews
The Chocablog team are also available for consultancy work, focus groups and press interviews. If you need a chocolate expert to help develop your product or give an opinion on a chocolate news story, get in touch using the links below.