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Support Your Local Chocolate Makers (but Order Online)

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There's nothing quite like a crisis to spur on community spirit and enterprise. And, with Coronavirus (COVID-19) plaguing our every day lives right now, we really need a good helping of community spirit.

Support your local chocolate maker

Good chocolate businesses up and down the country (and indeed, all over the world) are facing economic uncertainty. Many risk closing altogether, depending on how long it takes for the disease to disappear. At a time when we're being told to stay at home, businesses that rely heavily of foot traffic into high street shops are suffering.

In these uncertain times, where self-isolation is becoming the norm, I urge you to find your local chocolate shop online and buy a bar or two if you can. Delivery networks are currently still operational, and your purchase can help support a chocolate maker or a team of chocolate makers. Besides, you may discover a delicious new and indulgent treat you can enjoy when the world returns to normal once again.

This list contains chocolate makers and chocolate shops across the country, that are predominately small and medium-sized local businesses. Some have high street shops, while others trade at markets or online.

Some business don't have online webshops but take orders via email or over the phone. I've marked these as 'mail order'.

England

BusinessLocationShop
80Noir UltraLondonShop
Alexeeva & JonesLondonShop
Aneesh PopatLondonShop
Annie's Vegan TreatsHorncastleShop
Artisan Chocolates by SaffireTaverhamShop
Artisan du ChocolatLondonShop
Aurosó ChocolatesWallingfordShop
B ChocolatesChillesfordShop
Bean ChocolateLondonShop
Bespoke ChocolatesCambridgeShop
BettysHarrogateShop°
Bullion ChocolateSheffieldShop
Café au ChocolatTewkesburyShop
Calm CocoaLondonShop
Chappel Chocolate HouseColchesterShop
Charlene's Chocolate FactoryWorthingShop
CheekyNillaLondonShop
Chief Chocolate OfficerLondonShop
Chocim Artisan ChocolateLondonShop
ChococoWarehamShop
ChocolarderFalmouthShop
ChocolaticianShoreham By SeaShop
Chocolate Bon Bon (mail order)NorthamptonContact
Chocolate MomentsLondonShop
Chocolates by EloiseLondonShop
ChoctailsWivenhoeShop
Choc AffairYorkShop
Choc AmorMawdesleyShop
Choc On ChocBathShop
ChouchouteBirminghamShop
Coastal CocoaHastingsShop
Cocoba ChocolateDartfordShop
Coco CaravanStroudShop
Coco ChemistryChippenhamShop
Cocoa and BeansLiverpoolShop
Cocoa DeliciousNorwichShop
Cocoa EloraMatlockShop
Cocoa IslandDorkingShop
Cocoa JonesPurleyShop
Cocoa LibreBristolShop
Cocoa LocoWest GrinsteadShop
Cocoa LuxurySheffieldShop
Cocoa Social Enterprise CICLondonShop
Cocoa TreeChorltonShop
Cocoa WonderlandSheffieldShop
COCOAPODLondonShop
Conscious ChocolateEast GrinsteadShop°
Cox & CoStoke-on-TrentShop
Craft House ChocolateSomertonShop
Creighton's ChocolaterieHockliffeShop
Dale's HandmadeCoventryShop
Davenport's ChocolatesGatesheadShop
Delta Chocolate (mail order)SuttonContact
DemarquetteLondonShop
Dormouse ChocolatesManchesterShop
Dr Choc's Windsor Chocolate FactoryWindsorShop
Duffy'sHumberstonShop
Enchanted ChocolateLondonShop
Enjoy Raw ChocolateAndoverShop
Éponine Fine ChocolateManchesterShop
Essy & Bella's Chocolates (mail order)GatesheadContact
Explore ChocolateWellingboroughShop
Fifth Dimension ChocolatesBeaconsfieldShop
Fiona Sciolti ChocolatesBriggShop
Firetree ChocolatePeterboroughShop
Food is ArtPamingtonShop
FriarsKeswickShop
Gemini ChocolateLondonShop
Gorvett & StoneHenley-on-ThamesShop
Guppy's ChocolateYorkShop
Harris & JamesBecclesShop
Harry SpectersElyShop°
Holdsworth ChocolatesBakewellShop
HollychocsDevizesShop
Huttons ChocolateWindermereShop
Ildiko's ChocolateBookhamShop
Inspired ChocolateLeyburnShop
J. CocoaHassocksShop
KokopelliLondonShop
Lady CacaoLondonShop
Land ChocolateLondonShop
Langleys Rocky RoadNewquayShop
Lauden ChocolateLeedsShop
Lick the SpoonCorshamShop
Linden Chocolate LabOxfordShop
Lloyds ChocolatierPrestonShop
London ChocolateLondonShop
Lucocoa ChocolateLondonShop
Lucy Armstrong ChocolatesChichesterShop
Luisa's Vegan ChocolatesNottinghamShop
Love CocoaLondonShop
Maple Molly'sLeicesterShop
Martin's ChocolatierStrelleyShop
Melange Chocolate (mail order)LondonContact
Melt ChocolatesLondonShop
Meraki CacaoMorpethShop
Mortimer Chocolate CoMortimer CommonShop
MJ's Artisan ChocolatesFarnhamShop
Mocha of RichmondRichmond, YorkshireShop
Nirvana ChocolatLondonShop
No. 12 ChocolatierGainsboroughShop
Nono CocoaLondonShop
North ChocolatesNewcastleShop
One of a Kind ChocolatesStevenageShop
Oski's ChocolateBawtryShop
Paul A. YoungLondonShop
PlayInChocLeigh on SeaShop
PrestatLondonShop
Pump Street ChocolateOrfordShop
Push ChocolatesLondonShop
Racing ChocsBugbrookeShop
Rivington ChocolatesBoltonShop
Rococo ChocolatesLondonShop
Rumsey's Handmade ChocolatesWendover / ThameShop
SAID dal 1923LondonShop
Seed ChocolateStoke-on-TrentShop
Simon Dunn ChocolatierStockportShop
Shokoladi Malvern (order via Facebook DM)MalvernContact
Sinazucar (order via Instagram DM)OxfordContact
SlabbLeamington SpaShop
SlatteryManchesterShop
Solkiki ChocolatemakerSherbourneShop
Special Edition ChocolateMarket RasenShop
Studio ChocolateNottinghamShop
Sur ChocolatesThameShop
Sylvia & TerryRomney MarshShop
The Chocolat StoryWalthamShop
The Chocolate FactoryHutton-le-HoleShop
The Chocolate KitchenRetfordShop
The Chocolate LibertineSloughShop
The Chocolate QuarterBirminghamShop
The Chocolate SocietyBrutonShop
The Chocolate Smith'sNewcastleShop
The Chocolate TartCongresburyShop
The Gourmet Chocolate Pizza CompanyCotgraveShop
The Painted Peacock (Mail Order)LondonContact
The Pod ChocolatesHarlestonShop
The Secret TruffletierKnebworthShop
Toot Sweets Shropshire ChocolatesShrewsburyShop
Tosier ChocolateIpswichShop
True Indulgence ChocolateChessingtonShop
Wicked & WonderfulWoldinghamShop
William CurleyLondonShop
Yard ConfectioneryLondonShop
York Cocoa WorksYorkShop
Yvette's ChocolatesHemel HempsteadShop
Zara Snell Winchester Fine ChocolatesWinchesterShop

Scotland

BusinessLocationShop
Barebones ChocolateGlasgowShop
Caithness ChocolateWickShop
Caramiche Artisan ChocolatesDunoonShop
Charlotte Flower ChocolatesAberfeldyShop
Chocolate TreeDunbarShop
Chocolates of GlenshielGlenshielShop
COCO ChocolatierEdinburghShop
CocoaMo ChocolatesHelensburghShop
Cocoa Black by Ruth HinksPeeblesShop
Cocoa OozeAberdeenShop
Cocoa MountainSutherlandShop
Geraldo's of LargsLargsShop
Iain Burnett Highland ChocolatierGrandtullyShop
Iguana ChocolateLesmahagowShop
James of ArranIsle of ArranShop
Quirky Gift LibraryEdinburghShop
Lime Tree LarderKilbirnieShop
Oban Chocolate CoObanShop
Pure HeavenlyAngusShop
Rebel ChocolateClydebankShop
Sugarsnap ChocolateGlasgowShop
The Cocoa Bean CompanyDumfries & GallowayShop
The New Chocolate CompanyPort GlasgowShop

Wales

BusinessLocationShop
Aballu Chocolates (order via Instagram DM)WrexhamContact
Cathryn Cariad ChocolatesSnowdoniaShop
ChocolatyCardiffShop
Cocoa TherapyBarryShop
Cwtsh Welsh ChocolateLlanelliShop
Forever CacaoWelshpoolShop
Heavenly ChocolateLlandeiloShop
Heist ChocolateCardiffShop
Sarah BuntonAberystwythShop
The Little Welsh Chocolate CompanyTorfaenShop
Wickedly WelshHaverfordwestShop

Northern Ireland

BusinessLocationShop
CoCouture (mail order)BelfastContact
NearyNógs Stoneground ChocolateNewryShop
North Coast ChocolatesBallymoneyShop
Fosters ChocolateCraigavonShop
The Chocolate ManorCastlerockShop
Wee ChoCoMoneyreaghShop

Chocolate Ingredient Suppliers

I thought it would be helpful to note that chocolate ingredient suppliers are continuing to trade in these challenging times, helping small chocolate makers to continue with their work. These ingredient businesses typically supply chocolatiers, restaurants, hotels, cafés, home bakers, and hobbyists (like me).

If you're looking to fill your self-isolation time wisely, buying a bag of chocolate couverture and experimenting in your kitchen is a great way to learn a new skill. There's plenty of videos on YouTube, and I've started popping details about my own experiments in my learn to make chocolate section.

BusinessLocationShop
HB IngredientsLewesShop
Home Chocolate FactoryLondonShop
KeylinkSheffieldShop

Do you run a small business specialising in making chocolate in the United Kingdom and not featured on this list? Get in touch and I'll add your details asap.

4 Comments

  • I love booja booja, i have coeliac disease so cant have any gluten and can only eat dark choc over 70%. Due to lactose intolerance. So other products are used such as soy, cocoa butter, coconut, cashew nut hazelnuts.

  • I did not see Booja Booja on your list. Is there a reason for this? Do you not include truffles, or are you only including those who prepare theirs right from original beans? A friend sent some Booja Booja truffles to me where I live, in Canada, and I have been ordering their product ever since, as they are the best truffles I had ever had!

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