The Blog

Hello, and welcome to The Keylink Blog space!

In this section of our website, you’ll find a wealth of inspiring recipes, industry insights, consumer trends and analysis, ‘food-for-thought’ articles, business strategy ideas and so much more.

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How No. 12 Chocolatier is Making Profits with Personalisation

We spoke to Paul North, owner of No. 12 Chocolatier, to learn how the Mayku FormBox has enabled him to create exciting, unique chocolate, and opened up new business opportunities.
Posted: 31 Aug 2022
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The Barry Callebaut Salmonella Incident and what Keylink is doing to help

While there are some short-term supply chain issues due to the Barry Callebaut salmonella issue at the moment, Keylink is here to help!
Posted: 24 Aug 2022
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The Power of Personalisation: How to Create Custom Chocolate Moulds

Personalisation can unlock a whole new stream of revenue for your chocolate business. Learn how to make unique, custom chocolate moulds from the comfort of your home, using the Mayku FormBox!
Posted: 16 Aug 2022
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Get the most out of Afternoon Tea Week as a business owner

Afternoon Tea Week in the UK is 8th - 14th August 2022 and is a delectable opportunity for business owners. We’ll explain how!
Posted: 29 Jul 2022
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Why Colour is so Important for Chocolate Packaging

The colour of packaging accounts for 85% of the reason consumers purchase a product. Find out how you can use colour psychology to sell chocolate!
Posted: 26 Jul 2022
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Andrew Thwaite’s Chocolatier Courses: Catering to the North

Chocolate consultant, Andrew Thwaite, invited us to his ever-growing York Cookery School, where we got the latest on his career and his chocolatier courses.
Posted: 29 Jun 2022
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What is World Chocolate Day and how is it celebrated?

World Chocolate Day is on the 7th July and is a global celebration of all things chocolate! Read on for ideas on how to enjoy all that chocolate has to offer.
Posted: 20 Jun 2022
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Summer 2022 Chocolate & Bakery Flavour Pairings and Trends

Discover the flavours trending in chocolate and bakery for summer 2022 and how to come up with your own innovative flavour pairings to stand out from the crowd.
Posted: 06 Jun 2022
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Our Top 9 Clean Tasting Couverture Chocolates

Clean tasting chocolates are packed with flavour but don’t linger on the tongue after they’ve melted, leaving no sticky or claggy remnants - here’s our top 9!
Posted: 30 May 2022
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What is ‘Clean Tasting’ Chocolate?

What is ‘clean tasting’ chocolate, and how can a confectionery business utilise it? In this article, you’ll find the answers to help you enrich your products.
Posted: 23 May 2022
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Why Gelato and FrappShakes Could Boost your Business Revenue

With summers getting longer and hotter, gelato and FrappShakes are an enticing option for chocolatiers looking to generate extra revenue and extend their client base.
Posted: 16 May 2022
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How to Make the Most of a Summer in Chocolate

Historically, sales in chocolate experience a bit of a slump over the summer months. Our top 5 tips are here to help you boost your sales over summer!
Posted: 09 May 2022
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Striking Gold: A Conversation with Bullion Chocolate

Max Scotford, of Bullion Chocolate, found some time to have a chat with us about all things craft, chocolate, community, and business - here’s the conversation.
Posted: 03 May 2022
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The Royal History of Chocolate - An Expensive Taste

In honour of the Queen’s platinum jubilee, we’re taking a look at chocolate’s royal history; a story of power, politics, and status.
Posted: 24 Apr 2022
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5 DIY Home Baking Kits… without all the stress!

There’s no simpler way to ignite (or fuel) a passion for baking than with home baking kits. We’ve compiled 5 chocolatey baking kits your customers will love!
Posted: 11 Apr 2022
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Welcoming Spring in 2022 - For everyone working with chocolate

2022’s chocolate trends are set to shake your taste buds out of hibernation, with packaging beautiful enough to make an April shower feel like a stroll in May!
Posted: 01 Mar 2022
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Mother’s Day 2022: Facts, Figures & Great Ideas

Over the past few years, UK consumer expenditure for Mother’s Day gifts fluctuated drastically. What can the confectionery industry expect for Mother’s Day 2022?
Posted: 21 Feb 2022
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