Our Chocolate Factory

Inside our Chocolate Factory

Everything manufactured by Whitakers Chocolates is produced in a 30,000 sqft modern, purpose built, air conditioned factory and we employ up to 150 staff on two shifts. The factory has expanded throughout the last 50 years as sales increased and extra production facilities were required. Today we take delivery of liquid chocolate by tanker and our chocolate factory produces in excess of 10 million chocolates every week.

Our main processes include chocolate enrobing, depositing, wafer thin layering, high speed foil wrapping, foil and band wrapping and flow wrapping. In addition we print all our own foil block labels for our chocolates. Fudge manufacturing also takes place. Recent developments include the ability to apply coloured food transfers to chocolates and chocolate spraying to certain products.

A separate site houses our storage, warehousing and distribution facilities, specially developed to store our products in a temperature controlled environment. Products can be dispatched in full container loads, single pallets or single cases from that site.

Contact us here or give us a call on +44 (0) 1756 791 317 for any enquiries – we look forward to hearing from you.

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BRC Certified

The Quality Assurance System is certified against the British Retail Consortium Global Food Standard (BRC) and Whitakers Chocolates consistently achieve Grade A certification. Senior management including the Managing Director, Quality Assurance Manager, Factory Manager, Production Manager and Senior Engineer continually review the effectiveness of the system on a monthly basis and ensure that adequate resources are provided to further improve our standards.

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Meet the Producer – Whitakers Chocolates

Find out more about the inner workings of our chocolate factory, courtesy of The COOP.

Chocolate Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

Learn about the strict quality assurance procedures we employ in our chocolate factory.

Our Expertise

Our Expertise

Find out more about the various manufacturing processes at work inside our factory.

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Positive feedback from some of our many valued customers.

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