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Cadbury descendant's Love Cocoa hooks up with Deliveroo for last-min Valentine's gifts

Tyrone Stewart

Deliveroo Love CocoaLuxury chocolate company Love Cocoa, founded by the great-great-great grandson of Cadbury founder John Cadbury, has linked up with Deliveroo to help people get last-minute chocolate gifts delivered this Valentine’s Day.

From tomorrow (13 February), Londoners will be able to buy chocolate bars and collection boxes from Love Cocoa via the Deliveroo app. These chocolate treats will then by delivered by one of Deliveroo’s cyclists or bikers to the customer’s location in ‘around 20 minutes’.

“We want to take the stress out of Valentine’s shopping, and moving forward provide a service to anyone with a craving or looking for a last minute chocolate gift,” said James Cadbury, founder of Love Cocoa. “Popping down to your local newsagent to pick up a bar of chocolate will soon be a thing of the past for Londoners. So, if you wake up one morning, or you’re sitting at your desk and feeling peckish, fear not, chocolate is only a tap away.”

In addition to the partnership, Love Cocoa will be handing out bars of chocolate at ‘London’s most romantic spots’ at 1pm tomorrow. These spots will be Borough Market, South Bank, St Pauls, and Notting Hill.

Love Cocoa already delivers chocolate through letterboxes across the UK via online orders and subscription boxes, while bars are also stocked at places like Fortnum & Mason and Planet Organic.

The partnership is Deliveroo’s second chocolate-based link up in the last week, after it teamed up with Cadbury Creme Egg to deliver ‘gooey’ Creme Egg recipes direct to people’s doors.