Artisan chocolatiers are coming into their own as consumption of mass produced chocolate bars declines. And so to mark UK Chocolate Week, All Things Artisan has selected four fabulous, award-winning West Country artisan chocolatiers.
Solkiki Chocolate-maker – Dorset
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A lifelong passion for chocolate led Iris and Bob Solkiki to found their business two years ago, producing handmade fine-flavoured artisan chocolate from carefully selected ingredients. Recommended: 85% Philippines, Kablon Farms, South Cotabato – Dark. Buy online, £6/bar
Café au Chocolat – Gloucestershire
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Liz and Nigel Dawson set up this independent coffee shop just two years ago, specialising in award-winning homemade chocolates. Recommended: Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Bar. Buy at Cafe au Chocolat – 137 High Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5JR. More info.
Gilbert & Swayne – Somerset
Jane Swayne became a chocolatier in 2013 producing chocolates either Fair Trade or single origin organic. Recommended: Coffee & Somerset Cider Brandy chocolate. Buy online, £10/box.
Ms Cocoa – Cornwall
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Christine Foster gave up office work to study Patisserie and Confectionery where she fell in love with chocolate and went on to qualify as a chocolatier, setting up her own business two years ago. Recommended: Whisky Truffles. Buy online, £17.50/box.