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Chocolate on Display
Eat and Drink
December 2016
Reading time 5

A bar of the cheap stuff will do at a pinch, but come on... it’s Christmas

Treat yourself to artisan chocolates from Yorkshire’s finest shops.

122 Victoria Road, Scarborough YO11 1SL
 01723 447110 
Amelia Scholey started creating chocolates in her kitchen back in 2011. Two years later she set up shop in Scarborough, producing playful products that are firmly rooted in the region. Her chocolate fish and chips delight customers, while Wolds Way lavender adorns her famous lavender drops.

Yorvale Business Park, James Street, York YO10 3DR
 01904 541541 
Choc Affair celebrated its 10th birthday this year with a team of 20 and a mini-factory of 12 machines churning out high quality chocolates to devour as the nights draw in. For the kids there are brightly coloured foiled chocolate mice, giant chocolate cupcakes or Smartie-covered chocolate letters, while for adults, bars of chocolate flecked with lime and sea salt await.

The Craft Workshops, Hutton-le-Hole YO62 6UA
The Forge, The Square, Thornton-le-Dale YO18 7RN
 01751 417084 
Brothers Gareth and Chris East have been crafting fantastic chocolates since 2002, making fine chocolate figurines their speciality. Dainty chocolate bites in a cornucopia of flavours including apricot and almond cream, Southern Comfort and lemon cream enrobed in white chocolate are available to mix and match.

4 Briarwood Close, Outwood WF1 3TZ
 07595 623427 
Award-winning chocolatier-for-hire David Greenwood-Haigh handcrafts delicate and delicious indulgent chocolate experiences for the people of Yorkshire. His specialist chocolate making sessions are great for hen parties, birthday parties, team- building activities or just for fun.

5 Audax Close, Clifton Moor, York YO26 6QY
 01904 690399 
Guppy’s famed chocolate shards – chocolate tablet broken up into bite-sized pieces – are meant to be perfect for sharing, but we won’t blame you for keeping them to yourself. Smooth milk chocolate studded with salted caramel, fudge and biscuit or pistachios are our favourites.

Sedbury Hall Stables, Richmond DL10 5LQ
 01748 473053 
The founder of Kacao Chocolaterie in Richmond spent time in the cocoa producing hubs of Central and South America for years before setting up shop back in Yorkshire. Her inventive products, including milk chocolate buttons crowned with popping candy, are a real sweet treat.

Wyther Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3BT
 0113 2249128 
The two owners of Lauden Chocolate come from very different backgrounds. Sun is a Singaporean chocolatier, while Stephen devoured Cadbury’s chocolate in his youth. Together they have created an award-winning chocolate company entering its 10th year in business.

Leyburn Business Park, Leyburn DL8 5QA
 01969 625288 
The Little Chocolate Shop is a Leyburn treasure. Kids can become chocolate pizzaioli, creating their own sweet pies, while adults can spend their pocket money on intricate chocolate stilettos or a humungous 24-piece selection box of the finest concoctions in chocolate.

7 The Shambles, York YO1 7LZ
 01904 634999 
York’s longest-established artisan chocolatier remains popular for a reason: its stunning selection of sweet treats. It’s possible to pick from a selection of over 60 varieties of luxury handmade chocolates for you or someone special.

32 High Street, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9AW
 01423 313851 
Just a few doors down from fine foods store FINK, the Sweet FINK Boutique has brightened up Boroughbridge in the two months it has been open. Sweet FINK’s proprietors have hand selected the finest imported continental chocolates from as far afield as Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City.

16 Dyer Lane, Beverley HU17 8AE
 01482 679325 
Whether the resplendent golden hue of White Rabbit’s Yorkshire honeycomb milk chocolate or the lunar surface-like pockmarks of its gingery ginger bar, this Beverley chocolatier’s work tastes as good as it looks. The Great Taste Awards agree, giving them 15 gongs.

King’s Square, York YO1 7LD
 01904 527765 
York’s chocolate making history is well known and lauded. York’s Chocolate Story is part-theme park, part-museum, and thrilling whether you’re three or 30. The history is enlightening, but the best bit is saved for last: a shop full of chocolate for snacking on.

3 Blake Street, York YO1 8QJ
 01904 675787 
A grandiloquent chocolate emporium, York Cocoa House makes you stand on ceremony – until you unwrap a bar and it melts on your fingers. its Yorkshire Chocolate Collection includes stout and lemon curd flavours, as well as a brave combination: chocolate flavoured with blue cheese and biscuits.

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