Want to discover the best shops, restaurants and cafés to get your chocolate fix? Read on…
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Pump Street Bakery
On a corner in the quiet coastal town of Orford sits one of the best independent artisan bakers in the county. Fresh bread and pastries are made daily onsite – and one might say they’re masters of the genre – but now they have added another string to their very delicious bow: chocolate.
They make small batch, handmade chocolates from beans imported directly from family farms and cooperatives from across the globe. The beans are carefully selected at the bakery, ground and conched for five days, then slowly turned into bars – this is the ‘bean to bar’ method that has gained them renown county-wide.
Petite & Sweet
Toni and Laura are a mother-daughter team creating delicious chocolates in an array of mouthwatering flavours, from Strawberry & Shortbread bars to White Belgian Chocolate & Raspberry lollies.
Find their incredible sweet treats at the Suffolk Food Hall, where they often host workshops for those of you looking to learn a thing or two about chocolate making!
Artistry in Cocoa
This family run shop on Sun Lane in Newmarket began as a two-year project to fund co-owner Amy’s expedition to Peru; however, six months after its opening, the shop received high commendation in the Suffolk Food and Drink Awards for Best Independent Retailer.
Drop by for moreish truffles, indulgent hot chocolates and egg-free ice cream!
With a key ingredient of honey from bees kept on the Suffolk coast, B Chocolates produce extremely tempting confectionery with a unique flavour. Find them on Aldecar Lane in Benhall Green – and we recommend trying the Honey & Seasalt Caramels for a delicious indulgence.
If you can’t get to their main store, try Snape Maltings’ Farmers’ Market on the first Saturday morning of each month and look out for their products.