Janette Fullwood, owner of Chocolate Gourmet, shares her love of chocolate and Ludlow.
21 years of chocolate and still indulging. Opened in 1999 and now firmly established as one of Ludlow’s independent and destination shops our customers visit us from far and wide.
Here at Chocolate Gourmet we promote quality chocolate for the whole of the Marches area and far beyond. High quality truffles from some of the finest English and continental chocolatiers. Pure organic chocolate, vegan, ‘Grand Cru’ single origin and Fair-trade bars can all be found on the shelves. Our bespoke luxury boxes (handmade in the UK) are a speciality, each box is handmade, tied with ribbons.
Each year we celebrate the seasons, Christmas with lots of especially delicious themed chocolate, great for all ages from 8 to 80 and more — not a problem. Valentine’s Day prompts traditional hearts followed by Easter which for us is very special. Our customers choose the colour of the shell, select truffles to fill it and finally the theatre of watching the amazing hand-tied wrapping created before your very eyes.
Ludlow is a wonderful town to explore during the summer months, history abounds with numerous blue plaque houses all over the town. Our building, overlooking the historic market square, was originally the home of Samuel Stead, a stone mason in the 1800s, hence our very wide doorway. On the side of the building there is one of the largest domestic windows in England. Stead was attempting to avoid window tax but by the time of completion the tax had been abolished!
Summer also brings the joy of swifts screaming around the old buildings, after you’ve taken an interesting walk around the town make Chocolate Gourmet your last stop and drop by for a delicious ice cream made by third-generation Italians using pure ingredients of whole milk and double cream.
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