News & Offers
A very Happy New Year to you all and thank you again for your support.
The New Year starts somewhat sadly for us in that we are closing our little shop in St Ives. There are various reasons for this but the main one is that we cannot make a retail outlet pay in St Ives. It is such a lovely little town but the combination of high rates and the fact that it is so seasonal, makes trading very difficult for a small business.
The good news is that since our main contact with you, our retail customers, will now be online, we will do everything we can to make buying from our website as easy, as good value and as fun as possible. Look out for new products and new deals.
It seems appropriate that since January is the first month without customers being able to visit our shop, ALL ORDERS MADE ON LINE DURING JANUARY WILL BE POSTAGE FREE, regardless of their value.
I am emailing you for two reasons –
Firstly, to try and take your mind off, however briefly, the perplexing happenings of Thursday, and
Secondly, to make a gesture towards your last minute Christmas shopping – I have to admit, I haven’t even started mine yet.
So, from now until midnight on Wednesday, 18th December, all orders made online will be POSTAGE FREE, regardless of their value.
This is my attempt to help with your last few days of Christmas shopping – after all, Raw Chocolate Pie and Raw Fudge do make great gifts!
Happy Christmas, very best wishes for 2020 from all the team and thank you so much for your support.
Well, here we are again at the beginning of the BLACK FRIDAY madness weekend. While our little family business cannot compete with “the big boys”, we would like once again to offer you a serious saving…..in fact the same saving as last year, and the year before, because the offer has proved so popular and we have managed to hold our prices during the last two years.
So.. from midday on Wednesday, 27 th November until midnight on Monday, 2nd December, we are offering our FULL HOUSE for just £15 (normal price £27). This represents a 50% saving on the normal cost of an individual Raw Chocolate Pie.
The FULL HOUSE comprises our 12 most popular Raw Chocolate Pies.
The FULL HOUSE comes in a gift box so makes a great Christmas present or why not just spoil yourself!
A FREE RAW CHOCOLATE POCKET PIE – SENSATIONALLY SEASONED with Cornish Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper, free with every order from now until midnight on Monday, 18th November.
Well, this is truly exciting. Our Very Berry Pocket Pie has really taken off! We love it and so do you. So, what could we do but produce more flavours? Pocket Pie, as you will know from our October offer, does not need to be refrigerated, hence its name – you can put it in your pocket!
A by-product of this new range is that as well as having all the same properties as our classic Raw Chocolate Pie and Raw Fudge - dairy free, gluten free, soya free and containing no added refined sugar – it is also very low in carbs and therefore perfect for diabetics.
So why not place an order over this weekend, however small, and receive a FREE Sensationally Seasoned Pocket Pie.
Have a good weekend.
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.
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:
- Essential Trading Co-op in Bristol - essential-trading.co.uk
- The Health Store in Nottingham - thehealthstore.co.uk
- Queenswood Natural Foods in Bridgewater - queenswoodfoods.co.uk
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
I hope you all have a good Summer and thank you once again for your support.
PS Lily want to do lots of shows in the Christmas holidays – great!