Author Archives: Matthew Short

A Taste of the West Country Recipe Book Launched

Taste of the West Country - Cover

We’re delighted to announce that the new 2019 recipe book ‘A Taste of the West Country’ is now hot off the printing press and Lick the Spoon are heading up the Chocolate Chapter! This beautifully photographed hardback book features a collection of original recipes created by Taste of the West award winning-chefs and producers. It’s […]

Lick the Spoon named Champion Chocolate at Taste of the West awards 2019

TOTW Champion 2019

Lick the Spoon have been named Champion Chocolate at the Taste of the West awards 2019 in a ceremony held in the Great Hall at Exeter University. The awards ceremony is considered the ‘Oscars’ of the South-West food industry and each Champion will have undergone two separate rounds of judging by separate panels of judges. […]

Plastic Free Chocolate Boxes are here!

Vegan Salted Caramels

Hurrah! Our Plastic free chocolate boxes are here! A year in the making – I know we can’t quite believe it’s taken so long either – and our boxes are here and will start to ship to our customers. You’ll also see our photographs change, just as soon as we get chance to take them. […]

Plastic Free Packaging Update

Plastic Free Packaging

Earlier this year we pledged that all of our retail packaging will be #PlasticFree by Christmas 2019, and the good news is we’re very close to reaching that target. This week our new chocolate boxes went into production at our local Corsham carton maker. Perhaps surprisingly for what might be a simple looking box it’s […]

Easter Chocolate Range 2020

Dark Chocolate Art Deco Easter Egg

For all of you early bird Easter-Store buyers we are proud to present Lick the Spoon’s Plastic free packaging Easter Chocolate range for Easter 2020. The range features a set of six luxury Art-Deco themed eggs with truffles based on original 1920s cocktail recipes including Brandy Alexander, Mary Pickford, Pink Champagne and Negroni.  A PDF […]

Southwest Environmental Sustainability Award 2019 Finalist

Taste of the West Finalists 2019

We are delighted to be named as a finalist for the inaugural South West Environmental Sustainability Award. This new award for Taste of the West 2019 reviews our business activities over the last three years and our approach to protecting the environment and using resources ethically. The award is assessed across five marks of environmental […]

Climate Change Panel 2050 Performance target achieved today!

Air Sourced Heat Pump

Today we installed a super-efficient air source heat pump to cool our production area. We now only use air-source heat pumps for all of our cooling, powered from 100% renewable energy. In short, we have met the UK Government Climate Change Panel May 2019 technical report recommendations for 2050 – thirty years ahead! It is […]

How to Recycle our Home Compostable bags – Plants v Plastic

Garden Recycling

How to Recycle our Home Compostable Bags – Summary If you receive your chocolates in a clear bag with a ‘Home compostable’ sticker here’s the short summary of how to recycle it :- Your bag can be put in your home Compost heap and will degrade and completely disappear in a few weeks. Many local […]