From the very beginning, over 15 years ago, founders Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris had one goal in mind – to make a better type of chocolate available to UK consumers bored by the mediocrity of that available in supermarkets and on the high street.
So, starting as a catalogue-based business, that’s exactly what we did – making our brand of exclusive chocolates available to UK consumers for the first time. An award-winning website soon followed and in 2004 the first of many Hotel Chocolat stores appeared on the high street.
And by forging close ties with like-minded partner chocolatiers across Europe, our Tasting Club has attracted well over 100,000 regular members, who enjoy a brand new selection of exciting, artisan chocolates every month.
Hotel Chocolat continues to be a British-owned phenomenon brazenly committed to real, authentic chocolate. And we’re as passionately devoted to re-establishing the reputation of British chocolate as ever.