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About us

History of The Little Chocolate Shop

History of The Little Chocolate Shop

How we started and our plans for the future.

Jim & Lorraine
  • The Little Chocolate Shop is born

    The Little Chocolate Shop was born in 2002 at the Mill buildings at Aysgarth Falls, Wensleydale - this was a concept born of need in the wake of no visitors to the dales because of Foot and Mouth restrictions.

  • The Little Chocolate Shop moves to Leyburn

    The Little Chocolate Shop moved to Leyburn in 2004 to a larger premises as we had outgrew our premises in Aysgarth Falls. In Leyburn we made our luxury handmade chocolates from a bigger premises located on the Highstreet.

  • The Little Chocolate Shop moves to purpose built premises

    By 2006 The Little Chocolate Shop had moved in to our purpose built chocolate factory in which features a shop and factory combined. Visitors are able to buy chocolates at the shop and walk around the chocolate factory where they can see our professional chocolatiers tempering and making chocolates.

  • The Little Chocolate Shop changes ownership

    After a number of years our originator moved on to other projects and in 2011 the mantle was handed to Lorraine and Jim Hogg, who as chocolate makers have re-energised The Little Chocolate Shop with new varieties, expanded the shop area and installed a café area. This has been combined with attendance at events, exhibitions and food festivals in order to raise awareness.

  • The Little Chocolate Shop's future

    The next phase has been to expand our market and brand with retail presence under our The Little Chocolate Shop brand on the high street – either with our own shops or by franchise or even by mutual agreement.