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Chocolate and gin company join forces for special fondant treat

By Anthony Myers contact

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Made in Yorkshire: the new Pink Gin Creams. Pic: Whitakers Chocolates
Made in Yorkshire: the new Pink Gin Creams. Pic: Whitakers Chocolates

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Two Yorkshire based businesses in the UK, Whitakers Chocolates & Whittaker’s Gin, have teamed up to create a boozy chocolate treat.

Whitakers Chocolates, who have been master chocolatiers in the town of Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales for over 130 years, has teamed up with Harrogate craft gin producer Whittaker’s Gin to create an enticing combination of dark chocolate Pink Gin fondant creams.

The chocolatier has been making fondant creams for over 60 years, using the same family recipe, and the new line will include its signature rich dark chocolate and creamy fondant centres that are infused using Whittaker’s ‘Pretty in Pink’ Gin – making the perfect partnership.

William Whitaker, Managing Director of Whitakers Chocolates, said: “I am thrilled to be working alongside a fellow family run Yorkshire business such as Whittaker’s Gin. For us, it wasn’t just the synergy with the name (although it is great!) but working with another local business to create something special and all made right here in Yorkshire​.”

Production has already started on the Pink Gin fondant creams and they are available from September to order from both Whitakers Chocolates and Whittaker’s Gin online shops as well as being stocked in independent retailers across the country.

Toby Whittaker, managing director of Whittaker’s Gin said: “We have been looking to work with Whitakers Chocolates for some time, so when the opportunity arose to help produce a gin related chocolate product we jumped at the chance. Our ‘Pretty in Pink’ Gin really is the perfect partner for these dark chocolate creams. We use our award winning 42% Pink Particular, which has dried Hibiscus Flowers within to add that vibrant pink colour you’ll see when tasting the chocolates​”.

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