Criollo Cocoa Pods used in Hanleys Chooclate

Our Story - Chocolate ideas created in our kitchen

Humble beginnings

From our kitchen in Nantwich where I developed our early chocolate bar & truffles ideas to the modern facilities we are based in today, we have remained true to our roots about being passionate about creating great tasting affordable luxury chocolate for everyone to enjoy !

Furthermore we are equally as passionate & proud about creating & sustaining British jobs particularly in North Staffordshire & South Cheshire where we operate from as well as supporting those less fortunate like this village in Ghana which desperately needed a water pump & filtration system fitting.

African Village having a water filtration pump connected thanks to Hanley

Our Chocolate

Our Estate grown cocoa beans are a combination of the very rare Criollo cocoa bean which represents 2% of the world's production and Forestero cocoa beans which are cultivated in Mexico.  The cocoa trees are planted deliberately in a shaded area where trees are purposefully grown to protect the cocoa plantation from direct sunlight.

This produces a rich, high quality cocoa crop which are harvested & then roasted in their entire shells which retains the natural flavours, textures & aromas of the cocoa beans which in turn produce a more intense, complex & deeper cocoa flavour resulting in much finer & purer cocoa particles. 

The chocolate is then conched in Belgium hence the term ' Belgian Chocolate' and created into small chocolate drops.

Our chocolatiers then temper the chocolate drops into a smooth liquid form which stabilises at 29 degrees and we can then create our indulgent range of luxury Belgian chocolate bars. These are blended & infused with all things sweet & savoury to create a unique taste experience where everyone has a favourite or two! (Coming Soon - Click here to see our video)

We have also put together a mouthwatering collection of luxury Swiss chocolate truffles.

With a contemporary style & taste to suit all ages such as our smooth gloopy Salted Caramel truffle to our exquisite Marc de Champagne truffle collection.....sophisticated but most importantly great tasting!


No Added Sugar Range

We produce a great tasting range of luxury 'No Added Sugar' Belgian chocolate bars which are suitable for people managing their sugar intake such as diabetics.  We use 'Maltitol' as the perfect sugar replacement.

So if this is your first time with Hanleys, what are you waiting for?

Enjoy looking through our selection of high quality and great tasting chocolate produce, order it, tell your friends about us if you enjoy our products as referrals are our best form of marketing.

If you use Facebook  & Twitter  then please come & join us by liking us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter. Please feel free to contact us with any new ideas, but MOST importantly enjoy eating your choice of luxury artisan chocolate produce !

Emily Gorrod co-founder of Hanleys Premium Confectionery

Emily Gorrod - Co-Founder & Tasked with making our chocolate fans happy 

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