Bruce - the cake that launched a thousand chocolates... - Russell and Atwell

Bruce - the cake that launched a thousand chocolates...

  24 layers of chocolatiness  When earlier this year, Rich Myers from Get Baked,  ‘Britain’s rude...
Have you got you Eggsguise kit? - Russell and Atwell

Have you got you Eggsguise kit?

Is your egg safe? We are hearing some disturbing feedback that our eggs are mysteriously going m...
It has taken us 3 years... - Russell and Atwell

It has taken us 3 years...

We’re so excited, this is our first year with an actual Easter Egg!    Our small-batch, hand-fin...
Double cracks, nobbles and smartening-up our act - Russell and Atwell

Double cracks, nobbles and smartening-up our act

WE'VE SMARTENED-UP OUR ACT When Steve and I filmed Dragons' Den in June 2021, we had to smarten-...
2023 - it's a wrap! - Russell and Atwell

2023 - it's a wrap!

We can't believe it's our fourth Festive Season since launching in 2020. After a slow start, it ...
102 years, 100,000 tons later... - Russell and Atwell

102 years, 100,000 tons later...

I don’t know about you, but my working life has rarely had much space, or indeed indulgence in se...
Love Oranges, but hate Orange chocolate...?! - Russell and Atwell

Love Oranges, but hate Orange chocolate...?!

UPDATE: SOLD OUT OF SEVILLE ORANGE - NEXT BATCH ARRIVING 20TH OCTOBER   SIGN-UP FOR OUR EMAIL L...
3 years - bees, micro-batches, Diary of CEO and our first award... - Russell and Atwell

3 years - bees, micro-batches, Diary of CEO and our first award...

After a slightly out-of-control second year post Dragons' Den, our third year has been calmer an...
Vegan - the final frontier! - Russell and Atwell

Vegan - the final frontier!

“Do we make a vegan chocolate” – this is one of the more popular questions we’ve been asked by po...
Have you got a B-Line near you? Introducing Buglife and B-Lines - Russell and Atwell

Have you got a B-Line near you? Introducing Buglife and B-Lines

March 2024 update... In-between packing-up for Easter, Giles, our co-founder met up with Paul fro...
Honey Nut Micro-Batch: How it was made - Russell and Atwell

Honey Nut Micro-Batch: How it was made

Honey Nut Micro Batch, how it was made.  Introducing our second micro batch fresh chocolate flav...
How do bees make honey

Honey blows our minds

“Honey blows my mind” Tom Kerridge, The Hand & Flowers Shop the delicious fresh chocolates ma...
Fresh organic cream - better by nature - Russell and Atwell

Fresh organic cream - better by nature

We know where our delicious, real and foody ingredients come from   We take great pride in not on...
Strawberries and Cream - our first micro-batch - going, going...gone in less than one hour - Russell and Atwell

Strawberries and Cream - our first micro-batch - going, going...gone in less than one hour

The trials and tribulations of making a small-large batch in an unfamiliar kitchen!
Summer sunshine, porches of doom and van saunas - Russell and Atwell

Summer sunshine, porches of doom and van saunas

Steve and I often talk about the fact that there’s ‘good weather’ (sunshine, warm) and ‘good choc...
Getting messy with Steven Bartlett and the Diary of a CEO team - Russell and Atwell

Getting messy with Steven Bartlett and the Diary of a CEO team

Who wouldn't like to spend a Friday afternoon in a chocolate workshop, learning everything from b...
Passion Fruit - from Brazil to Birmingham - Russell and Atwell

Passion Fruit - from Brazil to Birmingham

We LOVE launching new flavours and Steve especially relishes the challenge of figuring out how to...
2022 closes - what a year! - Russell and Atwell

2022 closes - what a year!

It’s a wrap! I’m writing this on the train on the way up to Newcastle to spend the day sampling ...
Trust no one - where do you hide your chocolates? - Russell and Atwell

Trust no one - where do you hide your chocolates?

No question has divided the country so profoundly since the launch of marmite in 1902.   This is ...
Two years, one million chocolates... - Russell and Atwell

Two years, one million chocolates...

2 years, 2 national TV appearances, 2 very grateful founders and 1 million chocolates! Time has f...
We’re finally (almost) back to normal! - Russell and Atwell

We’re finally (almost) back to normal!

We’re so excited to return to back to a ‘new normal’ – to soon re-open the site and to start to sell our fresh chocolates batch-by-batch over the coming weeks with a view to scaling-up properly later in the year so we can have fresh chocolates available to order every day.
Make fresh chocolates at home! - Russell and Atwell

Make fresh chocolates at home!

It's completely bonkers to be a chocolate company with no chocolate to sell over Easter ...so we ...
Dragons' Den - the whole story... - Russell and Atwell

Dragons' Den - the whole story...

We made a promise that we were going to just enjoy it. We were called to the lift and stepped-out into easily the most surreal 90 minutes since we started the business...
Slow Chocolate for Fast People - Russell and Atwell

Slow Chocolate for Fast People

Making the best fresh chocolates takes time. Our chocolates are made in a 3 day artisanal process...
Palm, pouches and striving to make the right choices - Russell and Atwell

Palm, pouches and striving to make the right choices

It's difficult to know where to start when talking about the environment and the responsibility t...
Five men and an idea - 100 years in chocolate! - Russell and Atwell

Five men and an idea - 100 years in chocolate!

While Russell & Atwell celebrate our 1st year, this October also marks 100 years for Giles (A...
It's our 1st Birthday! - Russell and Atwell

It's our 1st Birthday!

Steve and I can't believe we're here - the 1st Birthday for Russell & Atwell! We started off ...
Refill, Re-use, Recycle this World Environment Day - Russell and Atwell

Refill, Re-use, Recycle this World Environment Day

The wonderful thing about starting our own business has been the opportunity to prioritise the th...
How long do fresh chocolates last? - Russell and Atwell

How long do fresh chocolates last?

How long do fresh chocolates last? Unlike the chocolate you find in your local supermarket, fresh...
A little bit of fun this 1st April - Russell and Atwell

A little bit of fun this 1st April

Well, we had a little bit of fun this April 1st, wanting to recognise a lighter (or in this case...
Our first Festive Season - Russell and Atwell

Our first Festive Season

Hello! If you are reading this, we hope you are keeping safe and well this festive season. We wa...
Russell and Atwell in the press - Russell and Atwell

Russell and Atwell in the press

We have been lucky enough to be recommended in some fabulous publications this year. Please see b...
Kickstarter launch - Russell and Atwell

Kickstarter launch

  In case you hadn't heard, we decided to launch with Kickstarter as a way to involve as many p...
Starting a Business during a Pandemic - Russell and Atwell

Starting a Business during a Pandemic

I think we’ve all run out of superlatives to describe the unprecedented events of recent months. ...
Aaaaagh - more hot weather! - Russell and Atwell

Aaaaagh - more hot weather!

Every time we make chocolate for a trial posting for consumer-assessment, we seem to get hot weat...