FEATURED PRODUCER – NORTH CHOCOLATES
We can’t thank our customers enough for supporting us this year. Many of our independent retailers stayed open and customers flocked to support all the little independents we supply and our online sales have skyrocketed with people sending their loved ones their favourite choccy bars (with gorgeous messages which have often had us shedding a tear over the wrapping paper!). Working from home has brought its own challenges as, during lockdown and beyond, we’ve not been able to have as much help to wrap or make due to socially distant restrictions but we’ve rejigged and only have one person in the kitchen and one person in the wrapping room so, whilst it may be a little slower than usual, we’re getting things done one bar at a time. With no events this year we will miss seeing our lovely, loyal customers and the organisers who put in so much work, all year round, but we hope next year things will be different. In the meantime, stay safe, eat choccy and don’t stress the small stuff.
2 Rums: Remember ‘Old Jamaica’ chocolate from the 1970s complete with pirate ship? Well our dark Retro Rum & Raisin is our homage to this 1970’s stalwart (and our dad’s favourite) and this year it’s joined by a new deckhand – Caramel Rum & Raisin! A lovely combo of sweet caramel, rich Rum and packed with fruity, fibre rich raisins, arrgh but me hearties, it’s a winner!
Milk & Dark Clementine & Almond: North’s new limited edition Christmas Clementine & Almond bar is heady with the scent of juicy, jewel-like clementines and stuffed with chopped, toasted almonds. In dreamy 37% milk or 70% dairy free dark.
Milk & Dark Three Kings: This golden bar has been one of North’s all-time best-selling festive flavours and is making a welcome return. Made with their own special blend of wintery warm spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and more he’s available in both milk or dark and comes complete with a little golden crown (until they run out – of crowns and bars – you’ve been warned…!)
Cream & Black Chocolate Gift Boxes: North has a wide range of Christmas gift boxes where you can choose your loved ones’ favourite bars and perhaps add a Hot Choc Bloc, hand-dipped Orange Slices or their best-selling Ho Ho Honeycomb Bites. And if you really want to earn brownie points this Xmas their ‘Extra Special’ Gift Box has lashings of bars and choccy delights – perfect for after Xmas dinner!
To buy online or for stockists near you go to www.northchocolates.co.uk and click on Stockists (Newcastle and Regional listings).