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Review : Charlene’s Chocolate Factory

Review : Charlene's Chocolate Factory
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Review : Charlene’s Chocolate Factory

I’ve been a fan of Charlene’s Chocolate Factory (a local company) for a few years now and see them often at Shoreham?farmers market. I was thrilled when they asked me if I would review some of their bars. I’ve loved seeing them evolve and introduce new products with imaginative flavour combinations and colours (they really do have something for everyone). They kindly supplied me with 5 mini bars to try and review. Each are chunky like a proper chocolate bar and 60g. They’re perfect taster bars and also make lovely little gifts. (Great as a stocking filler!) Review : Charlene's Chocolate Factory

Rosemary & Dark, Semi-Sweet?Basil, Salt + Pepper Caramel Crunch, Raspberry & Dark and Sticky Toffee Pudding Dark.

  Charlene’s Chocolate Factory has an impressive catalogue of 35 flavours, many?of which are GF (gluten-free) and?17 that are vegan. They use milk, dark, white, soya and have some colourful and patterned bars which I’m a huge fan of. They cater to everyone:
  • Vegans
  • coeliac
  • Kids
  • Adults
  • Those that like spicy food and those that don’t
  • People who drink and people who don’t
Review : Charlene's Chocolate Factory
  I’m a fan of herb and floral flavours when it comes to food so wanted to try some of their more unusual flavours so chose the basil & rosemary?bars. I really enjoyed their subtle flavours and think they compliment the chocolate well. If you like lavender chocolate?I think you’ll like these, the rosemary bar especially. Review : Charlene's Chocolate Factory Also, can we talk about the beautiful patterns of the bars, such a nice touch.?I’m a sucker for pretty things and this really adds something extra which makes me love these bars even more. Both are Dairy & Gluten Free and available in?small (60g) and large bars (90g).  
Review : Charlene's Chocolate Factory

Salt & Pepper Caramel Crunch

If you like a bit of salt with your chocolate like me then you’ll definitely like this bar. It’s got a subtle sweet and sour thing going on which is really lovely. It’s a relatively new flavour available in milk (GF) & dark (DF &?GF) and in small ((60g) and large bars (90g).    
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Raspberry Dark -?made with 100% real raspberries

This bar is lovely and probably my favourite of the selection. Some similar bars I’ve?had they’re still very bitter and you don’t get the sweetness of the raspberries through at all. This definitely gives my fav raspberry divine bar a run for its money!

Available in dark (DF &?GF) and in small ((60g) and large bars (90g).

Review : Charlene's Chocolate Factory

Sticky Toffee Pudding

This is a lovely bar that’s not your standard bar of chocolate. I love the sultanas and sugar which makes it sweet, but not too much. The perfect combination.

Available in milk (DF & GF) & dark (DF &?GF) and in small (60g) and large bars (90g).


Where to buy?Charlene’s Chocolate Factory

Online >> + Social Media DM Shoreham farmers market Piccola Italia – Worthing The Village Deli – Storrington Gifted – Worthing

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*I believe in full transparency so wanted to let you guys know that I received the bars in return for an honest review, this in no way biases my opinion of the brand. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Review : Charlene's Chocolate Factory

(12) Comments

  1. bakeydoesntbake says:

    Woooow as a complete chocaholic this is right up my street!! They look amazing… Will have to put an order in soon! Yum yum yum!

    1. Siobhan Llinos Gale says:

      Same here! Was so glad I found them when I moved here. I love building relationships with local brands around here. Definitely do! They?re fantastic. X

  2. jennyrose says:

    Yum! I loove trying out interesting flavours like these. The patterns on the bars look amazing too. Lavender chocolate sounds like heaven! I love that you promote wonderful small businesses like this.
    jenny x |

    1. Siobhan Llinos Gale says:

      Me too!! I get so sick of plain dark chocolate all the time. That?s what is widely available as vegan for us. It gets so boring doesn?t it. They do some amazing patterns and colours. They even have a bar that has leopard print pattern on it. They?re so creative – I love it.
      Aww thanks. There are so many wonderful small businesses around and I enjoy working with them a lot. I think it?s important to try and help promote them. They need it more than bigger brands. I?m very lucky that I can buy pretty much anything I want locally. I try to at least once a month.

  3. JustaKidd says:

    Any vegan chocolate has me interested straight away 😉 I’m gonna have to try these now!

    Lon x

    1. Siobhan Llinos Gale says:

      Ha me too! I?ve been a fan for a while. I?m pretty lucky that we have some fab chocolate companies here in Sussex. I?ll have to do a giveaway with some as lots of people have been interested in it. ?

  4. Alys says:

    Never heard of these before! Love the packaging and the flavours sound super unique! WIll have to hunt these down and give them a go xx

    1. Siobhan Llinos Gale says:

      They?re so good and really lovely people, It?s nice to get to know small business owners. They?re great on social media and let you know events where they?ll be at. They go from goring to Brighton I believe. They can be delivered too. Xx

  5. Amie??? (@acurvyvegan) says:

    Those chocolates look and sound absolutely amazing! I’m a sucker for chocolate!

    Love, Amie ?
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    1. Siobhan Llinos Gale says:

      They?re really lovely. We?re so lucky to have lots of great vegan companies big and small down here and those with lots of options. Me too!! I?ve been given so much this year. I hope I get as much in the winter when I eat so much more of it ha. ???

  6. nowheretobeproject says:

    The rosemary and dark chocolate bar is a visual masterpiece and the sticky toffee bar had me at ?hello?. I am going to check their website to see if they ship to the U.S.?????

    1. Siobhan Llinos Gale says:

      I know right! Couldn?t agree more. I don?t believe they do as they?re a very small company here. I?ll have to send you some ?x

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