Author Archives: Matthew Short

Lick the Spoon embraces the Doughnut

Doughnut Economics Madagscar vs United Kingdom

You could be forgiven for thinking that this is a new doughnut based product launch, but i’m actually talking about a new form of economics that as a company we’re trying to implement – Doughnut Economics. So what is Doughnut Economics?  Well to really get to grips with the Doughnut you will need to read […]

Child Labour in West African Cocoa

Celebrate Cacao Festival

Yesterday Chicago University issued its five year report to the US Department of labor regarding child labour in West African cocoa production. It’s shocking to say the least – 1.6 million children in child labour in the main West African cocoa producing countries of the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria. We have never used […]

The shocking truth behind Hazelnut Farming and why we use Piedmont Hazelnuts

Societa Agricola Pedemontis

We now source all our Hazelnuts from the Piedmont region of Italy as Protected Geographic Indication (PGI) Piedmont Hazelnuts. But this wasn’t always the case. Seventy percent of the world’s hazelnuts come from Turkey. Though a  tiny company we do use a relatively large amount of hazelnuts in our pralines and Chocolate Salami. So when […]

Great Taste Gold Awards 2020

Great Taste Gold Award 2020

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve won three Great Taste Awards for 2020! We’ve won a 1 star Gold for our Dark Chocolate Hot Chocolate Lickable Spoon, Vegan Salted Caramel Crunch Bar and Vegan Smoked Sea Salt and Peanut Truffle. Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food and drink awards, has announced its stars of […]

New Products, Price Changes and Ethically Sourcing

Vegan Salted Caramels

We have some updates to share with you at ‘Spoon HQ regarding new products in the pipeline, price changes and ethically sourcing. We’ve continued on our path of ethical sourcing and sustainability, and anyone that saw the David Attenborough Extinctions documentary will understand why! In our increasingly connected world that sometimes involves difficult decisions. Ethically […]

Taste of the West Gold Awards 2020

Taste of the West Gold Awards 2020

We’ve won Two Taste of the West Gold Awards 2020! Hurrah we’ve won two Gold Awards at the 2020 Taste of the West awards for our new for 2020 Pink Champagne Truffles and our Sea Salt Praline Bar. In this strangest of years it would be fair to say that winning awards hasn’t been paramount […]

Use our Wishlist to find out when your favourite chocolates are back in stock

Salt Praline 12 Chocolate box

Since restarting post lockdown we’ve been using stock control on our website to try and only show in stock products. As we make in small batches this sometimes means that a product out of stock in the morning can be back in stock the same afternoon. Many of our lovely customers have asked if they […]

Father’s Day Chocolates 2020

Father’s Day 2020 is Sunday 21st June and we have some fabulous Father’s Day chocolates for you, all available with a Free Gift Tag message and optional gift wrapping… Please order by end of day Wednesday 17th June, we will send Thursday 18th for delivery Friday 19th UK mainland. If you’d prefer a milk chocolate […]

Coronavirus Update – Reopening

SALSA Approved

We are open for orders and running at close to normal levels – the socially distanced Lick the Spoon team are back together! We are using stock control on our website to try and accurately manage available chocolates. If something is unavailable you might even find it back in stock later that day. But as […]