Why We Chose: Maldon Sea Salt

Why We Chose: Maldon Sea Salt

The discovery that salt and caramel worked well as a combination is attributed to French chocolatier Henri Le Roux who ran a shop in Brittany – famous for its salted butter.  Since his invention in the late 70s – and subsequent awards for his creation in the 80s,  salted caramel has become ubiquitous – and…

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Meet: English Lavender Goupie

Where Does English Lavender Goupie Come From? English Lavender Goupie originally came about when the Hop Shop, long-time customers, and situated on a lavender farm, asked if we’d consider trying their products in Goupie. We set about trialing a few different essential oils, and using the petals directly in the base. Eventually, we came up…

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Why We Chose: Dove’s Biscuit Crumb

Those of you who’ve been paying attention, may remember our tagline: a devilishly moreish, chewy chocolate confection, with a hint of crunch. Today, we’d like to talk about that crunch! In Grandma Noble’s original recipe, this would have come from Rice Krispies and crushed biscuits. For our first few years, we followed this recipe fairly…

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Meet: White Chocolate & Cardamom

Where Does White Chocolate & Cardamom Goupie Come From? White Chocolate & Cardamom Goupie started life after Janet made the family one of her famous Indian feasts. For dessert she adapted a recipe for Gajar halwa and we LOVED it. Getting excited at the revelation that cardamom worked well not only in curries, but sweet…

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Why We Chose: RSPO Palm Oil

Palm

We’ve spoken many times in the past about our decision to use an RSPO Certified Palm Oil in our products. We’ve posted about it on our social media accounts, printed leaflets and even popped a little piece in our FAQs. However, all of these media types required a limited character count, and we felt the…

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The Cost of Confectionery Crisis

Goupie Mini Labels

It’s been in the news a lot the past few months, if not years, that prices are on the up. This has been felt in all industries and in all households, including our own. At one point, in 2021, we had one of our ingredients increase in price by 60% in just 3 months. Since…

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What Does Compostable Mean?

OK Compost Logo

There’s a lot of talk these days surrounding sustainable packaging and greenwashing. Can you trust the claims being made? What should you be looking for in your packaging? If you’re anything like us, it’s probably given you a headache on more than one occasion, leaving you feeling frustrated. You want to make the right choice,…

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Meet: Ginger Goupie

Ginger Goupie

Where Does Ginger Goupie Come From? Ginger Goupie came about in the second round of flavour additions, seeming to be an obvious choice alongside flavours such as Espresso. It took a while to get the ginger balance exactly right, with non-ginger lovers always claiming it’s too strongly gingery whilst ginger lovers exclaimed there wasn’t nearly…

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Why We Chose: UTZ Chocolate

When we first started making Goupie commercially, our biggest decision was what chocolate we should use as a topping – the original family recipe was only topped in chocolate, as fully enrobing each piece would not have been very practical to do at home. Traditionally, Grandma Noble would have used Bournville chocolate to top our treats…

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Meet: Espresso Goupie

Coffee Chocolate Goupie

Where Does Espresso Goupie Come From? Founded in the second round of Goupie flavours alongside Ginger, Espresso Goupie was a no-brainer for the Simpson family. With Joe regularly consuming 10 espressos a day, it seemed like an obvious choice for our next flavour combination! What’s in Espresso Goupie? Espresso Goupie starts with our signature cocoa-rich…

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