Author Archives: Matthew Short

New Dedicated Vegan Chocolate Tempering Machine

Selmi Chocolate Machine

We’ve now purchased and commissioned a new Selmi Chocolate tempering machine dedicated to Vegan Chocolate Tempering. As our Vegan chocolates range has grown we decided that the wonderful Madagascan Vegan Cashew milc chocolate needed it’s own dedicated tempering machine. This new machine allows us to become more efficient at making Vegan chocolates and helps us […]

Reuse Your Art Deco Easter Egg Box to create a Sound System

Vegan Salted Caramel Easter Egg

If you’re looking for a way to reuse your Easter Egg box other than card recycling you could consider creating a sound system like this with it… It will require some technical ability to do this and some patience, but it isn’t expensive. It could be a good introduction into the low cost world of […]

Food Magazine names Champagne High Tea Egg in Top Five Gourmet Eggs 2021

Champagne High Tea Easter Egg

We’re delighted that South-West Food Magazine has named our Champagne High Tea Easter Egg in its Top Five Gourmet Easter Eggs selection.. Food Magazine said…. This elegant egg from Wiltshire’s Lick the Spoon is definitely one for the grown-ups. Not only does it come with pink Champagne truffles, it’s sculpted from white choc with a difference. Made […]

Mother’s Day Chocolates 2021

Liqueur Cherries

Liqueur Cherry Chocolates Our new Liqueur Cherry 12 Chocolate Box is perfect for Mother’s Day. Made with Morello cherries soaked in kirsch in a luscious soft fondant and 75% cocoa dark chocolate shell Not only that but they’re presented in a Plastic Free box as are all of our chocolates.  

Madagascar Update – Small Steps for Africa

Small Steps for Africa Update

We had some good news this week in a Madagascar update from our friend Charlotte Baker, Operations Director at Small Steps for Africa.  Diavolana is now in her last year of secondary school, and will be taking her baccalaureate leaving exams this autumn, having come top of her class again last academic year.    Her […]

How to be Imperfectly Sustainable – Book launch

How to be Imperfectly Sustainable

Well I finally completed my book – How to be Imperfectly Sustainable! I started writing it over two years ago when the IPCC 1.5 degree Climate change report hit me between the eyes. It seemed at the time that it had slipped under the radar and I felt an overwhelming need to act, to do […]

New Mixed Vegan Chocolates Collection

Mixed Vegan Chocolates

Our new Mixed Vegan Chocolates collection is here! Over the last two years we’ve been expanding our range of original Vegan chocolates to the point that we’ve now put them together in a new 12 chocolate mixed Vegan Chocolates collection. You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy these delicious chocolates of course! It’s […]

New Look for Liqueur Cherry Chocolates

Liqueur Cherries

Our Taste of the West Gold Award winning Liqueur Cherry Chocolates now have a new recipe and have evolved into an unktuous larger dark chocolate form, packaged in a beautiful, locally made, plastic free 12 chocolate box. We use specially selected tender morello cherries soaked in Kirsch, envelop them in a soft fondant and surround […]

Christmas Chocolates 2020

Christmas Chocolates

With the latest announcement of lockdown for one month our chocolate factory will stay open, making and sending online orders. All of our chocolates now have a shelf life past Christmas with the exception of our Mixed and Alcohol free fresh chocolate collections. The couriers are indicating that they will become capacity overloaded and may […]

Pink Champagne Truffles named finalist at the Taste of the West Awards 2020

Pink Champagne Truffles Finalist Taste of the West Awards 2020

Our Pink Champagne Truffles have been named finalist in the Chocolate category at the Taste of the West awards 2020 – hurrah! As the awards ceremony has been cancelled the year the winners of each category will be announced on the Taste of the West website from the 2nd November with five classes per day […]