About Us

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About Us


Whitakers Chocolates has evolved over 125 years and five generations from a small team manufacturing chocolates by hand in the back of a shop to a 150 strong workforce producing millions of chocolates every day in a state of the art production facility. Although much has changed over the years our values still remain true to the principles established by John and Rebecca Whitaker in 1889.

We take pride manufacturing the most delicious chocolates, whether it be for our own retail and catering brand, or private label products for clients who wish to provide their customers with alternative brands. The flexibility instilled in our production facilities enables us to react quickly to customer requirements.

The sourcing of our ingredients plays a vital role in our manufacturing process. All our chocolate, flavours, and packaging are sourced from suppliers who are fully dedicated to both quality and sustainability.

Our commitment to these values is evident in our truly delicious range of retail and catering products which are thoroughly enjoyed in the UK and throughout the world.


  • We supply wholesalers, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, independent retail shops and other manufacturers both nationally and internationally.
  • Our 30,000 Sq ft modern production facility located in Skipton, North Yorkshire, produces in excess of 10 million chocolates per week.

  • We convert highly refined liquid chocolate delivered by tanker in 24 ton lots every week.

  • We can offer customers a wide range of catering and retail products including personalised chocolate neapolitans, fondant cremes, chocolate pieces and wafers, truffles and fudge, sugar confectionery and much more.

  • All of our goods are dispatched from our 20,000 Sq ft temperature controlled warehouse.

  • We pride ourselves on our excellent levels of customer service and quality, offering prompt delivery service and sales contact to all our customers.

If you would like to get in touch to discuss working with us or simply wish to find more information about any of our products, contact us here or give us a call on +44 (0) 1756 791 317.

Meet the Producer

Find out more about who we are and what we do in this short video, courtesy of The COOP

Whitakers Chocolates History

Our Heritage

Discover how Whitakers has transformed from a town bakery into a leading chocolate manufacturer.

Whitakers Chocolate Factory

Our Factory

Find out more about the processes employed in our Yorkshire-based chocolate factory

Latest News


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If you’d like more information on our products and services then get in touch with us today.