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World Vegan Day

OUR BOX OF 8 RAW VEGAN FUDGE FOR JUST £15 plus FREE POSTAGE ON EVERYTHING!
From 9am today, Friday 1st November to midnight on Monday, 4th November


Today is WORLD VEGAN DAY and I feel a special offer of our raw vegan fudge is appropriate.

When I founded The Raw Chocolate Pie Company my focus was understandably on raw chocolate and its benefits. However, about five years ago a customer challenged me into making a dairy free fudge, pointing out that as we are a Cornish business, it was our duty!

It wasn’t easy but when finally the recipe emerged after much trial and error, I was eternally grateful for the suggestion. Our range of vegan fudges are now among our top sellers and whenever I go to a vegan food festival, we always sell out, no matter how much stock I take. I have to admit, I have never been a fan of fudge, finding it to sweet and slightly cloying to the taste, but I genuinely love ours – it tastes fresh, all the ingredients are raw, not too sweet and children love it too.

Our fudge, like our chocolate has a 6 month shelf life, provided you keep it cool so our FUDGE BOX makes a brilliant Christmas present.

Raw Fudge Pie Box of 8

Best wishes,

Debby

Marigold Health Foods fire

Due to the tragic fire at Marigold Health Foods, until they are back on their feet, there are alternative ways to buy RAW CHOCOLATE PIE & RAW FUDGE.


The following wholesalers stock our products:

In addition, in order to make things easier at this difficult time, if you wish to buy from us direct, we are dropping the minimum order value to qualify for free carriage from £150 to £50, so all orders over £50 are carriage free.

SUPER WEEKEND SALE 20% off and FREE POSTAGE

20% discount on our entire range from midnight on Thursday, 17th October until midnight on Monday, 21 st October. Plus POSTAGE FREE!

I don’t know how you are feeling but the combination of the weather, dark mornings and the nonsense which is going on at Westminster, is making me want to crawl under my duvet and stay there. This is always a funny time of year, Autumn has lost its appeal, no more wonderful colours, just lots of fallen leaves and the build up to Christmas a while off.

So… for this weekend only, we are offering a 20% discount on all sales from our website PLUS free postage. Hopefully, this will provide a good antidote to all the gloom - and remember, raw chocolate stimulates the production of endorphins in the brain which create feelings of pleasure. We will make it through!

Best wishes,

Debby

October Offer - Free Pocket Pie

My son, Charlie, married a truly lovely girl at the end of last month. The marriage took place at the church in St Ives, my grandson, Fred, did the reading from “The Velveteen Rabbit” – there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!

Not only is Charlie a very lucky chap to have managed to acquire such a remarkable wife, she is also the inspiration behind an entirely new product for us – The Raw Chocolate Pocket Pie, Very Berry flavour.

For a while now, I have been trying to develop a raw chocolate pie which does not need to be refrigerated but tastes just like our normal pie. I think I have done it and I do hope you think so too. Like the rest of the range, Pocket Pie is Vegan and gluten free, soya free and contains no added refined sugar. It is flavoured with raspberries and strawberries for a really zingy taste.

So where does Charlie’s new wife feature in all this? She encouraged me to have a go at this new pie and thought up the name Pocket Pie – in other words, you can keep it in your pocket because it does not need refrigerating!

Raw Chocolate Pocket Pie - Very Berry

To celebrate this potential new range (there will be other flavours judging by customers’ reaction so far), you will receive a free Pocket Pie with every order you place during the month of October, regardless of the size of your order. I think you will enjoy it – we keep selling out in our shop.

Take care and thank you for your continued support.

Debby

September Offer - Free Goji & Pumpkin Pie

I am so sorry for the late arrival of the September offer but I do have a reasonable excuse. My son, Charlie, was married last Friday in St Ives church to a girl we all love very much – the sun shone, St Ives pulled out all the stops and the celebrations continued throughout the weekend until some unmentionable hour on Sunday evening. We do know how to throw a party in Cornwall! We are now back on track and Charlie and his wife are on their way to a Greek island,

The subject of this month’s offer is GOJI & PUMPKIN Raw Chocolate Pie. We have just received a commended award from Taste of the West and last year, GOJI was awarded Silver by the Free From Awards. In other words, this pie is a bit of a star. It is high in protein and goji berries have a long history of health benefits which include supporting the immune system, improving depression, anxiety and sleep problems and aiding “surfaces”, in other words, eyes, joints and skin. They also help prevent liver damage, which after the weekend we have just had could be relevant!

Free Goji & Pumpkin Seed Pie

So, for the month of September, you will receive a FREE Raw Chocolate Goji & Pumpkin Pie with every order you place, regardless of the order’s value.

I do hope you enjoy it.

Best wishes,

Debby

August Offer - Free Top Seller Pack

A very nice thing happened to me last weekend. I collected my granddaughter, Lily and her school friend for their homes just outside Oxford and drove them down to Cornwall to do some work experience at The Raw Chocolate Pie Company for a few days. Lily is 14 and on the way to Cornwall, we stopped off in Bath and attended a Vegan Festival for a day. We had a great reception, everyone seemed to love our vegan chocolate and fudge but what was particularly lovely about the day was how enthusiastic Lily became. She really talked to customers about the product and was clearly delighted that we virtually sold out. It felt so good to have a new generation feeling really proud about what we do.

At the Bath show, for the first time we only sold SLICES (the 30g pie, rather than the 60g). It wasn’t the result of some brilliant marketing strategy - with Lily, her friend, their luggage and a display fridge in a tiny car, there was only room for the small bars! However, as it turned out, it was something of a marketing coup. Everyone loved the SLICES and because they were small enough, many of the customers ate their purchases at the show and came back for more – which was excellent!

Inspired by this, I am offering you a free TOP SELLER PACK of slices if you order from our website during the month of August, regardless of your order value. This gift pack (normally £4.35) contains 3 Slice bars – Himalayan Salt, Ginger and Naked and makes a great present – if you can bear to give it away!

Top Seller Slice Pack Offer

I hope you all have a good Summer and thank you once again for your support.

Debby

PS Lily want to do lots of shows in the Christmas holidays – great!

July Offer - Pie Mania 10 Pack only 18 pounds

Sunny weather and chocolate don’t obviously go together. When it’s hot, cool drinks, ice cream and fruit are the more likely to be appealing. However, as you know, Raw Chocolate Pie is a refrigerated product and because it is raw and vegan, it does not have that slightly cloying taste associated with traditional chocolate bars which tend to be a bit too rich and creamy in a heatwave. Chocolate is a fruit and Raw Chocolate Pie has a fruity, fresh taste. As well as eating our pie as a bar, it is wonderful grated over ice cream or yoghurt, or chopped into muesli to give you a morning energy boost. Deliciously cold, deliciously nutritious, nice and not at all naughty!

So, for July, we have a very special offer for you. Some years ago, a customer called me to say how much she loved our Raw Chocolate Pie. She said she was suffering from “Pie Mania”. It was too good a description to forget and we named two special deals “Pie Mania” in her honour – one for 20 pies of your choice and one for 10.

Pie Mania - Pack of 10 Pies

For July, we are offering the Pie Mania 10 pack for just £18 – which is a £5 reduction on the normal price. A real saving, making the cost of an individual pie just £1.80 instead of the normal £2.50.
Enjoy the sunshine AND Raw Chocolate Pie!


Best wishes,
Debby

June Offer - Free Postage

I find myself very often torn in two when it comes to running The Raw Chocolate Pie Company. I have an on line business, as you know, but I also have a shop in St Ives which many of you will have visited.

I mind so much that the small independent shops in St Ives are disappearing in favour of large chains. We cling on to our little shop because it gives visitors the opportunity to visit “The Mother Ship”. People around the country who buy our product often have no idea that we are such a small family enterprise. It is good to show customers that we are a real local business making our own handmade raw chocolate and fudge and it feels so important to offer visitors the opportunity to visit individual shops which they won’t find anywhere else.

Free Postage

But the online shop is vital to us as well. So many of you who visit St Ives go home to a town or city where we may not be represented in a way which is convenient to you. And then there is the time factor – so many of us do not have the time to go out shopping – on line is so much quicker at the end of a working day.

To cover our postage costs, we do normally need to charge delivery on orders under £20. However, for the month of June, we are offering free postage on all orders, regardless of value as a way of saying “thank you” for your custom.

I am truly grateful for your support.

Best wishes,
Debby

May Offer - Free Fudge Slice Pack

Firstly, I would like to thank all of you who bought our Easter eggs this year. As usual – and delightfully – Easter was quite a challenge. A week of 4 am starts, neighbours drafted in to help, the local St Ives Post Office filled to bursting with mail sacks…all a bit mad but we are so grateful for your continued custom and your kind feedback means a great deal to me and the team.

Being a Cornish business, just over 3 years ago, we decided we needed to find a way to make a vegan fudge. It wasn’t easy and while I wanted the end product to taste as similar as possible to traditional fudge, I did not want it to taste as sweet, and of course it could contain no sugar. After a great deal of trial and error and many thoughtful comments from visitors to our shop (who we shamelessly used as guinea pigs!), the end result has proved a great success. We have a range of 6 flavours now and at recent vegan fairs, people have raved about them. Sales are expanding all the time.

So, this month’s offer is a 2 Slice Pack containing the fudge top sellers – Vanilla and Salted Caramel. You will receive a free Fudge Slice Pack with every order you place during May, regardless of the size of your order.

Raw Fudge Slice 2 Pack

If you are a newcomer to our fudge range, I would love to hear your views.

Best wishes,

Debby

April Offer - Free Easter Egg

Dear Customer,

In the last few weeks, I have been particularly struck by very young people’s concern for the future of the planet. I had a very interesting conversation with my 13 year old granddaughter, Lily, while we were on holiday together. She is so well informed, deeply concerned but without a trace of the usual teenage melodrama and very anxious to do her bit to help. A week later, we were exhibiting at Vegan Life Live at Alexandra Palace – there was a wonderful cross section of society attending, but again, I was so impressed with how the very young were so engaged with the problem.

All this, of course, brings me to Easter and our vegan Easter eggs, and how glad I am we made the decision 12 years ago to produce vegan raw chocolate and fudge.

So..a very special flash offer for Easter. From now until midnight on Sunday, 7 th April we are giving away a free CLASSIC EASTER EGG (worth £10.95) if you order £20 or more during this period. Our CLASSIC EGG is made to the same recipe as Naked Pie and its centre is packed with a mix of organic cranberries and goji berries which have been dried without sugar. It weighs in at 150g. In 2017, The Sunday Times Style Magazine voted CLASSIC the best healthy Easter egg.

Classic Easter Egg

Two things to remember, all our eggs have a 6 month shelf life and orders over £20 are postage free.

Have a happy, healthy Easter,

Debby