Chocolate

Thor’s Hammer

Viking Chocolate: Thor's Hammer. Made in dark chocolate. Part of the Viking Hoard chocolate box by Brodgar Archaeological Chocolate.
Dark chocolate Thor's Hammer This dark chocolate Thor's Hammer is part of the Viking Hoard box, which you can find in many of the sets in our web shop. I made it in dark chocolate because Thor is the god of thunder, riding his chariot through the dark clouds and striking lightning with his hammer. [...]Read more of Thor’s Hammer...

Up Helly Aa special

Chocolate Viking Hoard: Viking Sun Disc and Loki Mask made in chocolate. The Brodgar Chocolate Viking Hoard contains 7 pieces, in milk and dark chocolate: 1 Trefoil Brooch, 2 Sun Discs, 2 Thor's Hammers and 2 Loki Masks. Each is a chocolate replica of real Viking jewellery, made in collaboration with Nordens Historiska Fynd. Photo credit: Asgard.
Chocolate Viking Hoard: Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, made in chocolate. The Brodgar Chocolate Viking Hoard contains 7 pieces, in milk and dark chocolate: 1 Trefoil Brooch, 2 Sun Discs, 2 Thor's Hammers and 2 Loki Masks. Each is a chocolate replica of real Viking jewellery, made in collaboration with Nordens Historiska Fynd. Photo credit: Asgard. Up [...]Read more of Up Helly Aa special...

Chocolate archaeology for Christmas

Brodgar Archaeological Chocolate is now in William Shearer's very special Christmas shop, Kirkwall.
Brodgar Archaeological Chocolate at Kirkness and Gorie, Kirkwall. Christmas at Kirkness & Gorie Kirkness and Gorie is a very old family run shop in Kirkwall, specialising in good wine, good cheese and good food, and therefore the ideal place to find Christmas gifts. Ingrid and Duncan, the owners, have supported Brodgar Archaeological Chocolate from the [...]Read more of Chocolate archaeology for Christmas...

Viking Chocolate now available at Skate Rumple

Ellen Forkin in a festive mood at Skate Rumple Festive Shop, Deerness.
Skate Rumple Alpaca farm in Deerness is one of my absolute favourite places in Orkney. The alpacas, goats, pigs and other animals are super cute, and the family who run it, Mandy, Nick and Ellen, are so great at making people feel welcome. I always come away from there smiling, having had some good full-on [...]Read more of Viking Chocolate now available at Skate Rumple...

Ness of Brodgar open day

A busy day with lots of fun for Chris at his stone tools table. Ness of Brodgar Open Day, 20 August 2017.
It was a buzzing day at the Ness of Brodgar today. The second and last Open Day of the season, before the site closes down next week. Although the Ness is of course open for visitors every day during the excavation period, with tours (some of them given by our Chris), the Open Days are [...]Read more of Ness of Brodgar open day...

New: Chocolate carved stone ball

original carved stone ball from the Ness of Brodgar

Here is a new product I have just started making: A dark chocolate Carved Stone Ball. A carved stone ball is a stone age artefact type found in Scotland. This chocolate version is the exact shape and size of the one found at the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney, in 2013. It has six bosses, arranged […]

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The magic of New Year’s Day

Happy New Year! I had some good news today: The Brodgar chocolates have been flying off the shelves in Stromness. So it seems that I need to get out of holiday mode and get my chocolate tools out of the drawer again! Also, I’m delighted to say that I’m working on some gorgeous new Pictish […]

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Brodgar chocolate now available at Artworks of the Earth

Congratulations to Jeannie Rose, who has opened her new and bigger shop and art workshop, Artworks of the Earth, in Stromness! There is such a lot to see in Jeannie’s shop. She takes in the most beautiful and imaginative things made by local artists, in addition to her own distinctive, colourful designs. We are really […]

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Ness of Brodgar event at Ola Gorie’s The Longship

Ness of Brodgar Decorated Stone Neolithic milk chocolate

I was really thrilled today to be offered the opportunity to have the Ness of Brodgar chocolate included in a Ness of Brodgar event at jewellery designer Ola Gorie’s shop in Kirkwall, The Longship. The Ness of Brodgar excavation itself is situated at Ola’s home, Brodgar farm, and the finds from there have inspired Ola […]

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A delightful open day at the Ness of Brodgar

We had a huge response today at the Ness of Brodgar open day. There was a very big turnout, both of archaeology staff and artists and craftspeople, and of visitors. Christopher and our ten-year-old were busy all afternoon with the bow drill and the hematite colouring, to show how the beautiful stone artefacts from the […]

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