Artisan chocolate maker and museum
A unique, independent business, Ilfracombe Chocolate Emporium & Museum is dedicated to all things chocolate.
Whether you are visiting Ilfracombe or live here, you can browse and buy from a wide selection of handmade chocolates, made in our kitchen, as well as a range of dietary aware confectionery, including gluten/free, vegan, dairy free and sugar free.
The aroma will greet you when you enter: you can literally breathe our chocolate, as well as a welcome greeting from our staff.
You will be invited to enjoy browsing the exhibits and mementoes in our free museum, and can taste a selection of different chocolates from our recently introduced chocolate tasting platter. We also offer samples at the counter of are latest flavours and popular sweet treats.
Lots of extra flavour blends and new styles of chocolates are finding their way to our shelves, as we listen to the customers old favourites, new ideas, and using our Chocolate expertise to develop flavoursome, and free from artisan ranges.
A video showing the making of chocolate is available to enjoy when wandering the museum, and often a Chocolatier will be in the kitchen crafting fresh chocolates with our two new Chocolate Tempering machines.
Since arriving, my aim is to make the customers visit a memorable experience and making the chocolate taste fresher, crisper snap & quality superior, together with using more fair-trade products, better clearer labelling, and specialising in “Free From” ranges, and have been thrilled with feedback.
As we are refurbishing the museum and shop it has allowed time for the addition of more vintage items in the museum, as well as a whole new area to enable people to have hands on chocolate experience, which will be completed in time for summer 2018.