Lick the Spoon win Gold at 2017 Taste of the West Awards

Box of twelve Champagne truffles

Yippee! we’ve won one Gold Award and three silver awards at the Taste of the West awards 2017!

Press Release – Corsham – Immediate Release

Wiltshire Chocolatier Lick the Spoon has won another prestigious Gold award and three Silver awards at the 2017 Taste of the West awards announced on Monday 22nd May. The awards are now in their 26th year and are one of the most highly respected in the food and drink industry, highlighting successful and high quality businesses across food and drink production, hospitality and food retail.

Of the four winning products a gold award was given to Lick the Spoon’s Champagne Truffles chocolate collection, and Silver Awards to their Brandy Butter Ganache, Sambirano and Gin Cup chocolates.

Lick the Spoon’s Director Matthew Short said of the awards…

It’s fabulous to have four awards this year. Following our unprecedented Supreme Champion win last year we once again entered all new chocolates for 2017. It’s always a moment of fingers crossed anticipation before the results are announced!

The gold award winning products will now enter a further round of judging later in the year to determine the over all category winner and Champion product. Lick the Spoon have previously been named six times Best of Chocolate overall Category winner at the Taste of the West awards – and last year were named Champion Chocolate and the overall Supreme Champion across all products for their chocolate ‘The Bish’.

Crossing the Sambirano

Lick the Spoon’s creative Director Diana Short said…

I’m delighted to win four awards this year. Our Sambirano chocolate was inspired by our trip to the cocoa plantations of Madagscar last year, finding wild pepper corns and Cumbava (Kaffir lime) growing near to the Cacao trees.


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 eight years ago. They are stocked by luxury stores including John Lewis Oxford Street as well as independent Farm shops and retail outlets. Customers throughout the UK can order directly from the company’s website and through wholesale distributors the Cress Company and Blakemore Fine Foods.

We’re delighted with the awards, says Diana… we approach every year as if it were our first entry and are always nervous about the result!

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