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Six of the best luxury chocolatiers

Posted on by Beyond Bespoke

Celebrate National Chocolate Week (Oct 13-19) with the very best in British artisan chocolate

Melt
The Notting Hill chocolate boutique Melt, which has collaborated with chefs and designers from Mark Hix and Skye Gyngell to Cecilia Birtwell and Sophie Conran, will post out its award-winning handmade chocolates throughout the UK. The box pictured below, starts at £16, and includes bestsellers such as sea salted caramel, salted square, splashed with gold, and raspberry and mint. Melt Chocolates

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The Chocolate Society
There are some exciting new flavours on the chocolate block this autumn courtesy of our friends at The Chocolate Society, from Caramelised Pecans with Milk Chocolate to Candied Grapefruit with Dark Chocolate & Cocoa Nibs. The Fruit and Nut range also includes classic favourites such as Orangettes and new and exciting combinations such as zingy Lemon strips with Smooth Milk Chocolate, using candied fruit from sunny Corsica. All £8.95 each. The Chocolate Society

The Chocolate Society's wonderful selection of chocolate treats

William Curley
Chocolatier Wlliam Curley is celebrating National Chocolate Week by uniting two favourite British institutions: tea and chocolate. The Wuyi Collection includes nine Couture Chocolates: Wuyi Caramel, Muscovado Caramel, Piedmont Hazelnut and a 30g bag of JING Wuyi Oolong tea. We can think of nothing nicer on a dark October afternoon. £25. William Curley

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Montezuma’s
Helen and Simon Pattinson founded Montezuma's in 2000 hand-making their luxury chocolate bars, truffles and gifts with one little machine from a shop in Brighton. Now Montezuma's is established as one of Britain's leading and most innovative family luxury chocolate makers. Choose from truffles and bars to children’s Hallowe’en hampers with Fearsome Frogs – the best trick and treat horde for little visitors (£15.99). Montezuma's

Luxury chocolate bars

Chococo
Dorset-based chocolatiers Chococo is doing its bit for National Chocolate Week with a host of activities, from the launch of a new chocolate, Totally Twisted Nose, which is flavoured with Hampshire watercress (yes, watercress) and Winchester Distillery Gin, as well as films on the subject, sampling and chocolate menus in Winchester restaurants. Chococo

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Gourmet Marshmallows
Using fruit purées, essential oils and Belgian chocolate, Belinda Clark Gourmet Marshmallows make a great alternative to syrup for flavouring hot drinks or an on-trend addition to hot chocolate. The latest flavour, Toffee Apple Marshmallow, is a real taste of Bonfire Night. £4. Belinda Clark

Gourmet Marshmallows

Main image: The Chocolate Society