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Chocolate Fayre Expansion Latest

As many of you know, we are in the middle of a substantial project to complete a considerable renovation to the former Wilson’s shop next door to us at 8 Horsemarket in Barnard Castle. The aim is to expand into this, adding to our existing shop space, while also bringing back indoor seating – something[…]

The Secret Garden Family Area with some of its toys and games

Secret Garden – Now Greener & Cleaner

As April’s eternal wind and rain finally abated and the long awaited spring sunshine tentatively peered round the corner of a cloud before making a full appearance almost in time for the early May Bank Holiday weekend, the Chocolate Fayre team gave our Secret Garden its spring clean, while also adding lots of greenery and[…]

More colourful chocolates added to the Choose Your Own page of our website

Fab New Chocolate Flavours

Who likes trying new chocolate flavours? As many of you know, we have a Chocolate Tasters Club featuring 12 predominantly brand new chocolate flavours being sent out to Tasters Club members each month. These chocolates make for wonderful gifts or simply as a chocolatey indulgence enjoyed of an evening throughout the month. Once our Tasters[…]

Global Chocolate Shortage

Global Chocolate Shortages & How We Will Manage

As many of you may have seen on the news, the world faces the very real threat of a global chocolate shortage! This has been caused by a number of factors all playing their parts in making the growth, harvest and processing of the cacao bean very challenging indeed. West Africa, where the majority of[…]

And life was a little different afterwards…

4 years ago, it all began to get very serious. we closed our shop and re-opened to online orders and phone orders only, and Barnard Castle emptied of cars, with only a handful of businesses able to still operate.   Terms like social distancing, home-schooling furlough and working from home became part of everyday language,[…]

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We’re Recruiting

Chocolate Fayre Customer Service Roles – What Are The Jobs? We are looking for a two people friendly and enthusiastic people to join the customer service team at Chocolate Fayre, Barnard Castle. Hours: Part time role (3 x 8 hr days a week, 09:30-17:30, including weekends & school holidays) Full time role (5 x 8[…]

Feeling Loved Collection Box and Chocs

Share The Chocolate Love

Following months of the dark, cold days of winter, February can sometimes be a challenging month. But then it is also when we begin seeing snowdrops appear in gardens and roadside verges, the days are getting longer and warmer, and steadily the shadow of winter is shaken off, while spring is almost in sight. During[…]

Spreading Happiness with Chocolate

The Expansion Project Continues…

Over Christmas, many of you asked about our expansion project into the building next door. I tried to explain as best I could that this was a big project, and that we were taking the building back to stone and rebuild much of it, so the timeframe was somewhat flexible as a result. Anyway, as[…]

Firetree 75% Solomon Bar

New Year – New Ideas

We’ve reached the end of January, and for many of us, all those great intentions set out in our New Year’s Resolutions have dwindled a bit, and possibly even disappeared! Part of the trouble is that January is such a terrible time of year to try and make positive habit changes for anyone. Why? Well,[…]

Festive Opening Hours 2023

Festive Opening Hours

As you prepare for Christmas and the New Year celebrations thereafter, we are busy making sure that we have enough chocolate gifts and sweet treats for you all to gift and enjoy. As usual, we are a popular destination for Christmas gifts, and our team work hard for months in preparation for the Festive Season.[…]