The Finest ingredients at
Our Chocolates are made in
Belgium and a few England. Both our makers are
traditional Chocolatiers, still doing a lot of
work by hand. You will see that many Chocolates
are in two colours of chocolate, a specialist
process still done only by hand.
We do not use any artificial
Stabilisers, Emulsifiers, Preservatives or
Colours. For this reason, our Chocolates must be
kept in at between 15 - 18 C, in a dry
atmosphere out of the sunlight and away from
strong odours. They are best eaten within 10
days of arrival -if you can keep them that long!
our Chocolates contain Soya.
By variety, others contain Wheat Flour, Egg,
you have a food allergy or intolerance, please
contact us about your requirements before you
Try not to keep our Chocolates
in a fridge unless it gets really hot, over 24C:
Refrigeration is too cold, spoils the flavour
and texture and the Chocolates tend to sweat
when taken out. A cool room is always best. If
you are travelling by air, pack your Chocolates
in your luggage, rather than taking them in
hand. The Cabin is frequently too hot.
We do not use any of the
extenders which are so common these days -
things like Vegetable Oil and Flour. However, we
do have a few Chocolates made or coated with
Biscuit, which do have flour and therefore
Gluten. You will soon notice that our Chocolates
have a fine, light, sometimes very rich, but
always definite, flavour.
A side benefit of our quality
policy is that all our Chocolates are suitable
for Vegetarians and those on Gluten Free diets,
except for Double Biscuit, Cardamon and Praline
Truffles which do contain Gluten. Some - marked
with a "V" - are suitable for Vegans or the
Dairy Product allergic.
Of course, we use Nuts
extensively, so we are unable to guarantee that
any of our Chocolates will not have traces of
Nut. Those with a nut allergy should also avoid
Marzipan and Praline, which are made from ground
Almonds and Hazlenuts, respectively. Similarly,
Plain Chocolate is made and kept in areas where
Milk is present, so Chocolates marked as
suitable for Vegans or the Dairy product
allergic may contain traces of Milk.