In the cafe, we aim to have a least 2 gluten free cake options, which are suitable for those on a low gluten diet, however due to the risk of cross contamination in our compact baking area they are not suitable for coeliacs. All our coffees and the dark and white hot chocolates are suitable for coeliacs, and a tasting plate of gluten free chocolates usually satisfies that sweet tooth!
We've recently tested our chocolates to assess gluten content. Roger Elliott, of fantastic website Celiac Travel, came down to the factory and did the tests with us. Roger used a gluten test kit which tests down to 5 parts per million (the legal limit for labelling food 'gluten free' is 20 parts per million) to test truffles and flavour compounds, and they both passed with flying colours. We can now confidently assert that our chocolates are gluten free! It was sad to have to sacrifice a Banoffee Truffle or two but we're now confident that all our individual chocolates are gluten free apart from Lemon Meringue Truffle, Cranachan, Irn Bru Truffle and Posh Toffee Crisp.
To buy gluten free selection boxes simply choose the relevant 'gluten free' option when choosing your box.
In the cafe, we offer the option of soya milk for coffees and hot chocolates. We have also created a dairy free hot chocolate made from 70% cocoa dark chocolate and soy and milk - also a good option for those watching their sugar intake.
Dairy pops up a lot in our chocolates as milk and white chocolate feature heavily in our recipes. However we do have a selection of dairy free products - individual chocolates include dark chocolate strawberry creams, lime creams, blackcurrant creams, peppermint creams, rose and violet creams and strawberry & balsamic creams. Our 70% cocoa bars with candied orange, espresso beans and chilli & salt are also dairy free as well as our dipped gingers and plain chocolate honeycomb. And we can do all manner of shapes exclusively in dark chocolate. If you have any requests please do not hesitate to call the shop on 01631 566099.
Unfortunately, due to the compact nature of our factory we cannot make nut free products and as we use nuts in both our chocolate making and cake baking they are present. This includes peanuts. We're really sorry, and would have a nut free area if we could!