Norfolk chocolate makers and sweet shops: 7 of the best

PUBLISHED: 12:49 19 May 2020 | UPDATED: 12:49 19 May 2020

Saffire Chocolates, handmade in Norwich (photo: James Bass)

Saffire Chocolates, handmade in Norwich (photo: James Bass)

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A little bit of sugar helps the medicine of self-isolation and social distancing go down...


Norwich-based artisan chocolate maker Gnaw’s hampers of big bars, mini bars, buttons and hot chocolate shots, which melt in the mug to create the most sumptuous hot chocolate, are true boxes of delights. Prices range from the aptly named Delightfully Delicious Hamper (£19.99) to the chocoholic’s dream Super Duper Hamper (£65). Vegan, no added sugar and gluten free treats are also available.

Booja Booja

Norfolk-based Booja Booja’s decadent chocolate truffles are organic, dairy, gluten and soya free and award winners. Booja Booja chocolates are available at independent health food shops across the region and can be ordered for delivery via Amazon.

Harris and James

From their base at Beccles, Harris and James craft Great Taste award-winning chocolate bars, snack bars (the Peanutty bar sounds divine) and selection boxes in varieties including Great British Puddings, Gin Lover’s Selection and Fruit Creams Selection – and they also post out freshly roasted coffee beans too.

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Looking for a bit of comforting nostalgia with a sweet edge? Dereham-based online sweetshop Sweetzy stocks a huge range of sweets and chocolates, specialising in the old-school pick and mix that we used to love when Woolworths was open. You can pick sizes from a pouch to a jar and the options even include a box of American treats.


Based at Taverham, Saffire was founded by Angela Ruthven as a hobby when she retired in 2004. Now three generations of the family work together to run the artisan chocolate company. They’re doing isolation packs of chocolatey treats.

Harald’s Chocolates

This Cromer-based chocolate shop offers a gorgeous range of treats available online. Missing fish and ships by the seaside? How about Harald’s special portion of chocolate fish and chips with two milk chocolate sardines and a bag full of white chooclate chips? No vinegar or salt here!


Gifted, in Norwich’s Castle Quarter, sells American and Japanese sweets and sodas and offers a delivery service of mystery candy boxes filled with American treats. So if you want to relive those holiday moments from the USA in sugar form why don’t y’all just pop over to

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