Creighton’s Chocolaterie offers bold and bright chocolate bars handcrafted by an all-female team in the UK. Established by mother and daughter duo, Andrea Huntington and Lucy Elliott, their colorful (and tasty!) creations are handcrafted and wrapped in their Leighton Buzzard kitchen.
“We use exceptional Belgian chocolate as a base for our creative flavors and designs, adding natural & high-quality inclusions, flavors, and colors along the way,” write the mother and daughter on their website. Their products include seasonal collections of chocolate bars and gifts, many of which are limited editions.
“We started making chocolate in 2010 after a short course with an Italian pastry chef,” they further explained in an interview with Printed. “Originally we set up in my parent’s garage with some second-hand equipment to practice our skills, but then in 2011, we got the keys to a small shop in the local town center. Over the years we have grown to now have over 150 stockists around the world and we now have a mini-factory (our shop closed last year) where we can make 10,000 chocolate bars a week!”
While mother, Andrea Huntington, manages the factory and production team, daughter, Lucy Elliott, is in charge of the creative side of Creighton’s, designing each range, packaging, and branding. Inspired by a love for design, combined with a nostalgia for ’90s pop culture and an excessive sweet-tooth, their colorful packaging oozes creativity, adding a playful twist to their chocolate bars.
It’s also good to know that their brand is ethical, committed to reducing the use of non-recyclable plastic with the majority of their wrappers made from recyclable or reusable material such as paper, card, and aluminum.