It seems almost everyone enjoys chocolate in one way or another, although we do know of one person that says they don't like it!
This week is Chocolate Week and a good reason to focus on our producers on The Artisan Food Trail who either make it or use it in some way to create the most delicious sweet treats.
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Mortimer Chocolate Company
For the best tasting cakes, homemade confections and of course a delicious hot drink, Mortimers have perfected powders in a range of different origin chocolates such as West African and Ecuador.
Find out more about Mortimer Chocolate Company
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For devotees of raw food, Raw Nibbles produce a range of raw chocolate bars as well as other treats such as a very rich brownie.
Find out more about Raw Nibbles
From creamy fudge to fudge sauces, Fudge Kitchen has got it covered including chocolate varieties. From a very grown up Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt to a nostalgic Black Forest Gateau Fudge.
Find out more about Fudge Kitchen
Aside from their condiments and preserves, Hibiscus Lily also creates fudge including Chocolate & Walnut and Chilli Chocolate.
Find out more about Hibiscus Lily
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Cakes and bakes
The ultimate in gorgeous gooey brownies (dark chocolate) and blondies (white chocolate). There's such a broad range and almost too many to list! We loved the Candied Orange and the Peppermint & Chilli.
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Love at First Bake
Wonderful gluten free cakes, perfect for teatime or anytime! You could have a large layer cake or small mini loaf cake. From Chocolate & Beetroot to Peanut Butter & Chocolate and everything in between.
There are also muffins like Cherry Chocolate or just Simply Chocolate. We really like the Raspberry & White Chocolate.
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Monkeypoodle Cake Company
Handmade gluten free cakes that everyone will enjoy. Indulge in a Triple Chocolate cupcake, a gooey, sticky brownie or push the boat out with a big cake in Chocolate Chestnut.
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Don't be fooled when you visit their page and see lots of pork pies and sausages, Samphire also make their very popular Chocolate Tiffin.
Find out more about Samphire
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Simply Ice Cream
Silky smooth and creamy and ever so dreamy try the Divine Chocolate ice cream.
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Sauces and spreads
Spectacular Chocolate Spread is delicious on bread or toast, on ice cream, pancakes or as a filling for cakes. It can even be stirred into hot milk for a delicious hot drink.
Find out more about Susannah's Sauces
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The Tipsy Tart
For a different way to consume chocolate, The Tipsy Tart have the solution with their alcoholic drinks. Try either a dark or white chocolate vodka. Guaranteed to make the party go of with a bang!
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Rummage through our recipesChocolate Mousse
Chocolate Orange Fudge Torte
Chocolate & Beetroot Cake
Ginger & Apricot Tiffin
Coloradito – Chicken or Pork with Red Mole Sauce
(this is a savoury dish with chocolate in it!)
For further information about Chocolate Week
(If you'd like to know more about the history, facts and figures on chocolate we can highly recommend hitting the 'About Chocolate' tab)