Whitakers News

Whitakers Chocolates Chairman, John Whitaker 15/11/2021

A sad farewell to our beloved Chairman

It’s been a tough and emotional time at Whitakers Chocolates as we say a fond farewell to our Chairman, John Whitaker. John who passed away aged 85 after a short illness was a remarkable man, a great character and inspiration to all. He was respected, loyal, admired and a true legend. He will be missed by everyone. John was a titan and pioneer of the industry, shaping and moulding Whitakers Chocolates into what it is today. He was driven and motivated and fully embraced new processed and trends. John’s business... Read More

Sustainable products 26/10/2021

Driving the transformation of the Cocoa sector

At Whitakers Chocolates we value our environment and the community we operate within. We believe in doing the right thing, treating people fairly and understand that even the smallest of steps can make a huge difference. Our ambition is to sustainably provide high quality chocolate products throughout the world. Our goals are broken down into 5 areas:  Responsible trading Protecting the cocoa farmers livelihoods Community wellbeing Protecting our planet Consumer confidence Responsible trading – Responsible purchasing to us means purchasing in a way that enables positive change at the supplier... Read More

Image showing the vegan selection tin and it's contents 27/08/2021

Introducing the UK’s first Vegan Selection Tin

We are super excited to announce the launch of the UK’s first retail Vegan selection tin! After a year of development at Whitakers HQ, we are thrilled to launch our new vegan tin. In a year that has been filled with challenges, we took the bold step to invest and develop the UK’s first selection tin for the vegan market. So what makes this tin so special?… Creating a product that not only looked and tasted fabulous, but was 100% recyclable and sustainable was top of our agenda. We wanted... Read More

Image shows the packaging and contents of the new Whitakers Dark chocolate Pink Gin fondant creams 23/08/2021

Great news for all you Gin lovers out there…

We’ve teamed up with fellow Yorkshire family business, Whittaker’s Gin to create a boozy chocolate treat.  As most of you know Whitakers Chocolates, have been master chocolatiers in Skipton for over 130 years. Throughout this time, we have expanded our range to ensure we are always on trend and giving our customers the choice they want. That’s why this year we have teamed up with Harrogate’s well known craft gin producer, Whittaker’s Gin to create a delicious combination of dark chocolate Pink Gin fondant creams. We’ve been making fondant creams... Read More