Lick the Spoon wins five Taste of the West Awards!

Press Release – Corsham – Immediate Release

Chocolatier Lick the Spoon have won five prestigious awards at the 2013 Taste of the West awards announced on Tuesday 3rd September. The awards 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 five winning products a gold award was given to Lick the Spoon’s Salted Caramel Sauce and a Silver award to the Chocolate Salami. Awards were also give to the Lemon Torte, Chocolate Fudge cake and Chocolate Florentines.

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

We are delighted to have won five awards for each of the five products entered, particularly as this is the first year we haven’t entered the Chocolate category. We now have award winning dessert sauces and cakes to accompany our chocolate awards!

Lick the Spoon have previously been named Best of Chocolate overall Category winner at the Taste of the West awards 2012, 2011 and 2010. The company is now waiting to see if their Salted Caramel sauce will be a winner of the Best of Confectionery category to be announced at the Taste of the West Awards ceremony to be held next month.

The judges said of Lick the Spoon’s Salted Caramel Sauce…

It has a lovely aroma with a good, rich, caramel colour. Good viscosity with a well-balanced sweet versus salt flavour.

The Salted Caramel sauce has launched in the chocolate room of Liberty London this month and has been a popular throughout the Summer in Lick the Spoon’s Cirencester store.


Lick the Spoon’s Chocolate Salami won a Silver award under its original name the Panforte Log. Lick the Spoon’s creative Director Diana short explained…

The chocolate Salami recipe was originally created as a Panforte Chocolate log and this was how we originally entered it into the awards. But as with all the best ideas with a little reworking and a touch of serendipity the panforte log turned into the much more funky Chocolate Salami! We are also delighted that the Salami has launched in Harvey Nichols stores this month.


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 four years ago at the same time as their Cirencester shop. They are stocked by luxury stores including Liberty London, Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Selfridges as well as independent Farm shops and retail outlets. Customers throughout the UK can order directly from the company’s website. The company has expanded steadily each year since opening and is taking on two new Apprentice Chocolatiers this month.

We’re very excited with the way the business is going, says Diana…, and were delighted to be taking on two more apprentices this month!


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

Lick the Spoon Shop, 3 Black Jack Street, Cirencester, GL7 2AA



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