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Lick the Spoon launch their 2019 Plastic Free Easter Range

Vegan Salted Caramel Easter Egg

Press Release – 17 February 2019 WIltshire artisan chocolatier Lick the Spoon has launched its much anticipated 2019 Easter Egg Collection in all new plastic free packaging. 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.  […]

Future Climate Change in Madagascar – how gender equality can help

Akany Avoko Faravohitra

Chocolat Madagascar is one of our key suppliers of chocolate. Grown in the North-West of the island in the Sambirano valley region Madagascan Cacao is renowned for its fine fruity flavour notes and has won many International awards. Whilst many small artisans source beans direct from farmers in this region, we prefer the Raisetrade (1) […]

Planning your new Chocolate Business

It’s almost 2019 and a new year where some of you might be planning your new Chocolate business. In the current retail climate you could be forgiven for feeling a little nervous but there are still business opportunities to be had in the changing face of the high street. We ran our own retail chocolate […]

The Sweet Makers Christmas Special

The Sweet Makers A Christmas Treat

There’s another chance to see Diana with fellow time travelling confectioners Andy Baxendale, Cynthia Stroud and Paul A Young in The Sweet Makers Christmas Special Friday 21st December at 16:15. You can watch the trailer below and find out further information on the BBC website here  Four modern confectioners immerse themselves in the world […]

Sustainable Colombian Chocolate

Sustainable Colombian Chocolate

I was delighted to meet Sergio Restrepo of Casa Luker chocolate at the London Chocolate Forum last week. Casa Luker supply us with their wonderful dark chocolate, which together with Chocolat Madagscar forms the cornerstone upon which our dark chocolates are made. Like Chocolat Madagscar Casa Luker make all of their chocolate in Colombia keeping […]

Lick the Spoon named Champion Chocolate at the Taste of the West Awards 2018

Taste of the West Awards Winners 2018

Lick the Spoon have been named Champion Chocolate at the Taste of the West awards 2018 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. […]

New Lower UK Shipping Rates, Saturday Delivery and Republic of Ireland Shipping

Diana Short - founder and creative director of Lick the Spoon chocolates

Good news! After some discussions with our courier DPD Local we’ve managed to negotiate new lower shipping rates for some services that we’re passing straight on to our customers.  Our Monday to Friday UK Mainland shipping rate for retail customers Monday – Friday delivery is now reduced to £4-95 including VAT. This is the same […]

Cocoa, Cacao and the Cocoanut

Steam ConfectionPan

The origin of the word ‘cocoa’ in the English language is frequently a point of discussion. In the last two years ‘cacao’ has become much more commonly used and has been extolled by health bloggers and Sunday supplements as being a completely different and generally superior product to cocoa! Well…., neatly side-stepping that particularly pot […]