Category Archives: Front Page News

Vegan Cashew Milc Chocolate and Sustainability in Madagascar

Cashew Trees in Madagascar

Our Vegan-milc chocolates have been incredibly successful since their launch last Easter, and we are increasing our range with a new Vegan-milc chocolate Caramel Crunch bar. So it seems timely to examine how Cashew-milc chocolate is made on Madagascar and the sustainability of Cashew nut production on the island. Back in 2005 the idea of […]

What is Glassine and how do you recycle it?

Plastic Free chocolate boxes with Glassine cups

This morning I had a lovely telephone conversation with a customer who had purchased a box of our Salted Caramels in her local plastic free shop – The Green Cupboard. She put two very good questions to me – What are the cups and cushion material made of – they feel like plastic – how […]

Valentines Chocolates 2020

Pink Champagne Truffles

Pink Champagne Truffles Our new Pink Champagne Truffles 12 chocolate box  is perfect for the first Valentines Day of the roaring ’20s! Made with Marc de Champagne and a dash of Vermouth these sumptuous truffles are perfect for glitz and glamour! We can’t guarantee the aphrodisiac properties of our chocolates, but studies of popular aphrodisiacs […]

The Future Economy – Prosperity, Growth, and Planetary Boundaries

Spaceship Earth

Our own chocolate business has always been a small business, though it has varied in size over the years. Like many start-ups in our early days we had a plan that required business growth. Initially working from home our vision was to have three to five retail shops in five years supported by a central […]

We are Plastic Free!

Plastic Free Chocolate Boxes

Time for Celebration – all of our retail Packaging is now Plastic Free! We pledged we’d be Plastic Free by Christmas 2019 and we’ve done it! It’s been a huge effort, but we’re really proud of what we’ve achieved – not that we’re going to stop and rest on our laurels. A quick success summary!…. […]

Spirit of Christmas fair 4-10th November Olympia London

Spirit of Christmas

Next Week you can see us at the Spirit of Christmas Fair 4th – 10th November in London’s famous Olympia Venue. We’ll be upstairs in the Great Taste market stand GT33. For more information please visit the Spirit of Christmas website  Join us at Spirit of Christmas Fair with a very special offer Visit the […]

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 […]