Part 3 of our guide to Christmas Shopping West Wales style is all about that essential festive ingredient; chocolate! Indulge your senses with luxurious, handcrafted chocolate, featuring the extra special flavours of Wales.
Chocolate Fusion – delicious luxury chocolates handmade in West Wales by husband and wife team, Nick and Kitty, in the tiny Cardigan Bay village of Glynarthen in Ceredigion. Stocking fillers from £1, artisan chocolate bars from £2.50 and boxes of filled chocolates up to £17.
Sarah Bunton Chocolates – gorgeous slabs of artisan chocolate, Christmas themed chocolates and indulgent selections of filled chocolates including Welsh specialties such as Merlyn Liqueur or Welsh honey. From stocking fillers (from £1.75) to boxes of filled chocolates (£16.95). Sarah Bunton is an award-winning chocolatier at Devil’s Bridge near Aberystwyth in Ceredigion.
Wickedly Welsh Chocolate Company – high quality, contemporary and slightly eccentric handcrafted chocolates made in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. Try a bar of Raspberry and Vodka Dark Chocolate or maybe Rhubarb Crumble and Custard in Moreish Milk Chocolate! Prices range from artisan bars at £3.49, Christmas Baubles at £4.99 all the way up to ‘The Ultimate Chocolate Indulgence’ box at £59.99.
Choco Dragon – Welsh chocolates shaped as sheep, dragons, rugby balls and lovespoons. Their special Christmas shop is filled with a variety of seasonal items ranging from stocking fillers (from £1) to large chocolate snowmen £19.99. Based in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.
Nomnom Chocolate– Created by Liam in his small kitchen in Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire, yummy chocolate bars containing finest cacao, combined with the very best Welsh ingredients from local producers. Choose from 10 flavour combinations such as Blueberry Gin, Wild Plum or Welsh Cake. Single bar from £3.59, pack of 3 from £8.61, pack of 5 from £17.00.
Heavenly Chocolate – as well as chocolate bars and boxes, Heavenly have chocolate in the shape of lovespoons, stiletto shoes and even handbags! Handmade in Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire.
For more delicious ingredients to add to your Christmas celebrations, see Part 2 of this series, Bwyd a diod – Food and drink and for unique gifts or something special to remind you of West Wales, see Part 1, Siopa Nadolig: Christmas shopping West Wales style.