Cornwall produces some of the best treats in the country, from delicious chocolate to creamy fudge. To celebrate this we have rounded up 10 top producers to inspire you, should you want to pick up some delights in your local area. Thanks to our loyal social media following for their suggestions!
Kernow Chocolate, St Eval
Kernow Chocolate’s mission is to make every chocoholic happy! They are a very small family business founded in 2005 in the small village of St Eval, North Cornwall. They’ve been steadily growing in popularity over the past 8 years and now are one of the South West’s best loved confectionery manufacturers. They sell a range of attractive chocolate bars that are only available in independent shops and visitor attractions like The National Trust shops in Cornwall & selcected Devon outlets. We love picking up a bar (or two) from our local Farm Shop! Honeycomb is a firm favourite.
Pennyworths Traditional Sweet Shop, Truro
Pennyworths is a traditional sweet shop based in Cornwall. From Cornish fudge to American soda, traditional peanut brittle to super sour pips, they stock a unique range of products including salt liquorice from Holland and sweet nougat from Italy, all under one roof. They are a supplier of Jelly Belly® jelly beans, House of Dorchester chocolates and Fentimans drinks. Their online store is just as jam-packed as their shop and they regularly add more so make sure you keep popping back! They also offer a local pickup service from their shop in Truro through the website.
The Brownie Baker
The Brownie Baker, a family-run business, has experienced great successes since starting in 2011 at the Cornwall Food and Drink Festival. Since then they have won lots of awards and recognition for their chocolate brownies, all of which are carefully handmade in their cottage in Cornwall. Their brownies have now been tasted by celebrities including, TV chefs Clarissa Dickson-Wright, Rick Stein and Mary Portas. The secret to their success is simple – they only use the finest locally sourced ingredients, and each brownie is lovingly handmade to deliver the ultimate in flavour.
Trenance Chocolate, Helston
Trenance Chocolate believe everyone should have chocolate in their lives and they have made it their mission to produce chocolates that appeal to all ages, tastes and diets! Using the finest converture chocolate sourced from Belgium, their small team in Cornwall make luxury handmade chocolates every day of the week. They craft the chocolate before their customers eyes, if you are really lucky you may even see specialist chocolates being hand spun, Easter eggs and their hollow figures!
Chocolarder was formed in 2012 when owner Mike decided that making chocolate might be a fun way to spend his days. Having dedicated several years to learning and working in commercial kitchens as a pastry chef, he began experimenting happily in his own kitchen, making small batches from raw beans and getting intimate with the processes of roasting, grinding and alchemizing to produce fine chocolate from scratch. His intention was to create a product based on the principles that have always been at the heart of great food – unadulterated sensory enjoyment without compromise. No shortcuts, preservatives, bulking agents, substitutions or artificial shenanigans.
Food of the Gods, St Just
Food of the Gods make their 100% Raw organic fair-trade chocolate by hand in St Just. They use just three raw ingredients: Cacao solids, Cacao Butter and Date Syrup. It’s a rich and intense dark chocolate that has 96% Cacao content, sweetened with 4% organic date syrup. Owner Dal was inspired to make raw chocolate because like many people he loves chocolate, the taste, the smell, the colour and the way it makes you feel!
Nicky Grant, Helston
Nicky Grant is a chocolatier and wedding cake designer based in Cornwall. Established in 2003, she creates bespoke wedding cakes and chocolate sculptures, as well as award-winning handmade fresh chocolates, wedding favours & gifts. Why not try a selection of the award-winning chocolates by purchasing the assorted fresh chocolate box – it looks divine, including ingredients such as amaretto, ginger and pistachio!
I Should Coco, St Ives
I Should Coco is an artisan chocolate shop which produces a wide range of chocolate products by hand on site. They specialise in fine handmade fresh chocolates using local Cornish cream and fruit and as many other local ingredients as possible! They only ever use real chocolate – that is, chocolate with 100% Cocoa Butter, a good cocoa content and natural vanilla. They’re so proud of their product that they make all these lovely goodies by hand – right in their shop, in full view of all their customers!
Granny Wobbly’s Fudge Pantry was started in Tintagel, Cornwall and is run by Tim and Sally Flower. They make traditional handmade crumbly fudge in the shop in 5 different flavours – vanilla, maple and walnut, rum and raisin, butterscotch and chocolate. They also do a mystery 6th flavour of the week (even they don’t know what it is until it happens!). You can purchase from their shop.
Cornish Delights, Looe
Cornish Delights is a small family run business, now in its third generation, situated in the small coastal town of Looe in South East Cornwall. They strive to give you the best by offering quality products such as their homemade traditional Cornish Fudge. They also offer a friendly, helpful approach customer service. Whether you are after just one item or you want to fill your basket, your custom is important to them. Their Rocky Road looks delicious!