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Chocolate for Easter Treats
Eat and Drink
March 2024
Reading time 3 Minutes

Happy Easter!

These hand-picked independent chocolatiers across the North East and Yorkshire will make sure your Easter is a cracking one.
Chocolate Fayre

North Chocolates

07896 859445

Specialising in seasonal, small batch and award-winning gourmet chocolate bars, North has a chocolate bar full of flavour for everyone. From dark chocolate with orange and white chocolate and raspberry to more unusual flavours  – there’s even a range which celebrates the North East’s heritage, plus vegan bars made with oat milk. Find them at stockists regionwide from Fenwick Food Hall to Corbridge Larder. For Easter, you’ll want to tuck into their best-selling caramel eggs whilst their hampers and gift boxes (which you can add your favourite bars to) make for perfect treats. We’re hoping the Easter Bunny brings us the dark chocolate crushed wafer and almond Easter bar.

Gareth James Chocolatier

12 Front Street, Tynemouth NE30 4DX
0191 257 7799

This independent artisan chocolatier captures the true characteristics of ingredients, matching each flavour profile to its perfect chocolate. Visit the chocolate shop in Tynemouth to stock up on various gift boxes, solid bars and slabs, whilst they also sell hot chocolate and a great vegan selection. Their delicious brownies are a must-try too and their Easter eggs are always a winner.

Chocolate Fayre

10 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle DL12 8LZ
01833 631307

Barnard Castle’s Chocolate Fayre is packed full of intricately crafted chocolates with an abundance of flavours to choose from. You can even create a personalised chocolate box – the perfect gift for Easter. But with caramel-filled chocolate eggs, chocolate chicks and bunnies and an adorable Peter Rabbit egg amongst the extensive Easter selection, you’re spoilt for choice. You can even design your own Easter egg and find the perfect treats for your Easter egg hunt here.

La Chocolatrice


5 Dial Place, Warkworth NE65 OUR
01665 712644

In the heart of Warkworth, this chocolate shop makes the most delicious handmade, fresh cream chocolates and figurines. Their Easter range includes organic and Fairtrade white chocolate and raspberry eggs, milk chocolate bunnies and dark chocolate eggs. Don’t forget to pick up an Italian coffee or one of their famous hot chocolates made with real chocolate for the journey home.

La Chocolatrice

Unit 1 Commercial Road, Coxhoe, Durham DH6 4LD
0191 389 7071

Founded in 2019, Coxhoe-based La Chocolatrice is inspired by the tastes of French chocolateries and the team here handmake their artisan chocolate whilst also offering chocolate making experiences and workshops. They’re fully stocked with Easter chocolates, eggs and bars including a magical-looking Rocky Road Egg and The Bouncy Bunny Bar topped with a shimmering blue chocolate bunny, mini eggs, marshmallows, popping candy and sprinkles.

Bullion Chocolate

73–101 Neepsend Lane, Sheffield S3 8AT
0114 296 0363

Following a bean-to-bar process, Bullion Chocolates are made in small batches and the team create a core range of chocolate bars including milk, dark, roasted hazelnut and candied ginger, plus a selection of luxury hot chocolates and brownies – and even chocolate-scented candles. Their flat egg tablets are crafted from their award-winning chocolate and come in a range of flavours, from black forest dark chocolate to gingerbread crumb milk chocolate.

Birdgate Chocolatiers

Birdgate Chocolatiers

14 Birdgate, Pickering YO18 7AL
01751 477755

In the market town of Pickering, Birdgate Chocolatiers create a range of handmade chocolates and gifts with ingredients including heather honey and rhubarb. Browse their range of traditional and unique chocolates at the shop or online. Their Easter eggs are truly a work of art (they recently created a giant Easter egg with 40lbs of chocolate at 80cm tall in aid of Ryedale Special Families), but why not try something different and opt for a cube filled with chocolate treats?


1 Trinity Church Square, Richmond DL10 4HY
2 The Riding School, Aske DL10 5HQ

Whether you visit their award-winning shop in Richmond, or their café, shop and chocolate making studio at Aske, you’re in for a treat at Mocha. Every chocolate in their chocolate box selections has been developed and handcrafted by their skilled team of chocolatiers. Their luxury chocolate Easter gifts include a limited edition spring chocolate selection, specially-made mini eggs and Easter-themed chocolate bars, but we’ve got our eye on the luxury smash and grab Easter egg – a filled half shell presented in a clear bag with a wooden hammer ready to smash up and share (or keep all to yourself!).

Lauden Chocolate

York’s Chocolate Story 

King's Square, York YO1 7LD
01904 527765

York’s chocolate making history is well known and York’s Chocolate Story is part-theme park, part-museum – so where better to head this Easter? Better still, after an afternoon of chocolate-filled fun and a guided-tour, you can visit the chocolate shop to take a variety of treats home – think cute chocolate bunnies, caramel filled ‘quail’ eggs and treat-filled half eggs.

Lauden Chocolate

Unit D4, Wyther Lane Industrial Estate, Wyther Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3BT
0113 224 9128

Lauden Chocolate is an obvious choice for chocoholics who are seeking luxurious treats this Easter. The team have taken their chocolates from a kitchen table to Michelin-star restaurants, and have won several awards and competed on Bake Off: The Professionals. Their large Easter eggs are perfectly gift-wrapped (with a choice of milk or dark chocolate) and their special gift boxes for Easter contain egg shaped chocolates in a variety of flavours from passion fruit to salted caramel.

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