5 of the best chocolatiers in Sussex

PUBLISHED: 13:54 21 March 2019 | UPDATED: 13:55 21 March 2019

Cocoa Loco truffles

Cocoa Loco truffles


There's no shortage of Sussex-based confectioners to call on if your loved one has a sweet tooth

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Run by a couple with an enthusiasm for Fairtrade and ethical business practices: Helen and Simon Pattinson. In 2000 a trip to South America, which saw them camp on a cocoa plantation, inspired them to start a chocolate business in the UK. Montezuma’s has stores in Brighton and Chichester (and beyond) and supplies Waitrose and shops across Sussex and further afield. From chocolate bars to truffles there is something for every occasion, even a chocolate lager produced with Hogs Back Brewery.

Duke Street Brighton; East Street, Chichester

Cocoa Loco

If you’re a double award winner at the 2016 Celebration of Sussex Life Awards, you’ve got to be doing something right. Rory and Sarah Payne, the couple behind this café and chocolate shop in Horsham, are passionate about all things organic and Fairtrade. They offer a range of hot chocolates, milkshakes and coffee along with their brownies, cakes and cookies. Their online shop stocks a mouth-watering array of chocolate-based items perfect for gifts or a treat for yourself.

Swan Walk Shopping Centre, Horsham


Audrey’s Chocolates

Dating back to 1961, Audrey’s Chocolates are veterans of the business. The chocolate is produced using a very slow melting process, giving a unique taste which you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. With the shop and production all housed in a four-storey Georgian house in Hove, the products have a really homemade feel. There’s plenty of choice too, with everything from chocolate peppermints and fondant creams to flavoured bars and a great range of gift products.

Holland Road, Hove

Rye Chocolates

Sourcing the best ingredients (organic where possible) from around the world, Rye Chocolates hand make their produce in small batches, ensuring each is to the highest standard. Chocolate available online include the Dominican Republic white chocolate bar and the Venezuelan milk bar.

High Street, Rye


Choccywoccydoodah, with stores in Brighton and London, is famous for unique handmade designs and even featured on their own TV series completing commissions for Whoopi Goldberg and Jackie Collins. From chocolate bulldogs and dachshunds to assorted truffles and chocolate moustaches, a quirky selection is available. They also offer a bespoke cakes for weddings and birthdays.

Meeting House Lane, Brighton


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