Champion Chocolate Product 2015

We’re over the moon to have won the Champion Chocolate Product award at the 2015 Taste of the West Awards for our Salted Peanut Milk Chocolate bar. From nearly 1000 product entries across six counties we were awarded the hotly contended overall Champion of Chocolate and Confectionery. The official press release follows below…

Press Release: Lick the Spoon, Corsham, Wiltshire, 28 September 2015

Lick the Spoon

Wiltshire Chocolatier Lick the Spoon’s Salted Peanut Chocolate Bar has been named Champion Chocolate Product at the 2015 Taste of the West awards announced Monday 28th September. The award ceremeony held at Somerset County Cricket Ground, Taunton, is one of the most prestigious in the food and drink industry, highlighting successful and high quality businesses across food and drink production, hospitality and food retail. Taste of the West’s patron is H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.

Lick the Spoon had two products in contention for the Champion Chocolate and Confectionery Product award. In a highly contested category Lick the Spoon’s Clotted Cream Salted Caramels and Salted Peanut Milk Chocolate Bar were both named as finalists for the Champion Chocolate and Confectionery Product award. Both had won Taste of the West gold awards at the previous round of judging and were tasted by a further panel of expert expert of seven judges to dPeanuts and Sea Salt milk Chocolate Barecide the South West’s Champion Chocolate Product. Lick the Spoon’s Director Diana Short said of the awards…

We are so excited to have won Champion Chocolate product. It represents the perfect wider launch pad for our new range of Chocolate bars and our Champion Salted Peanut bar is simply delicious!

The judges said of Lick the Spoon’s Salted Peanut Chocolate Bar…

One of the best products we’ve eaten today! Simple, effective, beautiful, an extremely moreish adult bar of chocolate. So much so that one judge ate the whole bar!

The Salted Peanut Chocolate bars has been enjoying huge success at the Gloucester Services farm shops since their soft launch earlier this year. Diana Short receiving the 2015 Champion Chocolate Product award

We were unsure whether to develop a new range of chocolate bars in what is a highly competitive market explained Lick the Spoon’s Director Matthew Short. But the Gloucester Services team were highly supportive and encouraged us to develop and launch the new bar range with them. It has sold so well over the summer that we believe it is now their best selling chocolate bar range!

Sea Salt Caramels twelve chocolate box

Lick the Spoon’s Clotted Cream Salted caramels were also finalist for the awards Director Diana short explained…

We make our salted caramels using organic clotted cream delivered twice a week straight from the farm. The caramels are made in small batches in a two day process in my copper jam pan. The recipe is a closely guarded secret that took me many months to perfect!

golden syrupThe Salted caramels are paired with Raisetrade Madagascan dark chocolate and Cornish Sea Salt.

Lick the Spoon hand make all of their chcolates in the historic town of Corsham, Wiltshire just outside of Bath. Their Chocolate factory was opened six years ago. They are stocked by luxury stores including Harrods, John Lewis, Oxford Street, and are launching in the Republic of Ireland’s premier department store Brown Thomas in October, as well as independent Farm shops and retail outlets. Customers throughout the UK can order directly from the company’s website. Retailers wishing to stock Lick the Spoon can buy direct from Lick the Spoon or through their UK distributor The  Cress Company.

We’ve had a fantastic year and have continued to invest in new chocolate machinery, says Diana… we’re delighted to have won this accolade for our new chocolate bars!


Further information on Lick the Spoon can be found on the company’s website

Lick the Spoon Chocolate Factory, Masons Wharf, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9FY

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