Jens Knoops founded the first Knoops chocolate bar in Rye in 2013. It offers expertly crafted chocolate drinks and coffee too. It's all about Knoopology! Here's how it works - you start by choosing your preferred chocolate drink (hot chocolate, milkshake or mocha) and then you pick the chocolate percentage you want - to suit your taste. The menu ranges from 28% white chocolate right the way through to 100% extra dark! And all of the chocolate varieties over 54% are vegan friendly. Once you've decided on your percentage, the next choice you make is the milk - everything from dairy milk sourced from our local Northiam Dairies (side note/fun fact: the cows at Northiam dairies are fed throughout winter on hayledge from Swallowtail Hill's wildflower meadows!), or you might prefer oat, almond, soya, coconut or lacto free. For a finishing touch you can add a little extra - maybe a pinch of sea salt, cinnamon or orange zest - the Knoopologists in store know some great combinations. Or you could just stick with the tried, tested and much loved - handmade marshmallow. DELICIOUS!
If you've a stay booked at Swallowtail Hill later in the year in the hope that by then we'll be out of lockdown and feeling a bit more normal, make a plan to take a trip to Knoops when you visit Rye. Enjoy a drink while you mooch about the town, and buy some chocolate flakes to make your own around the campfire when you're back at your cabin. After all - glamping isn't really glamping unless there's a hot chocolate involved somewhere!
'That's all well and good' I hear you say - 'but you've got me craving hot chocolate right now! What can I do?' Never fear - you can enjoy some Knoops in the comfort of your own home - because their range of chocolate flakes is available online, take a look at their shop. Treat yourself to the perfect cup of comfort during lockdown!
We look forward to welcoming you to Swallowtail Hill. If you’d like to have a chat about your stay then do get in touch, or you can find out more and make a booking using the links below.