Luxury British cocoa grower and chocolatier Hotel Chocolat was founded to make people happy. Co-founders Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris built the brand on three unwavering pillars – Originality, Authenticity and Ethics – that remain central to the brand’s success.
The first Hotel Chocolat store opened in Hertfordshire in 2004, and its manager – more...is still at the helm. Today, we have more than 100 stores across the UK and internationally, with presences in Hong Kong, Japan, Scandinavia, Spain and the United States. We also have concessions in John Lewis, Next and Ocado and we operate two innovative cacao-cuisine restaurants: in London’s Borough Market and at our Saint Lucia hotel, Boucan, in the grounds of our eco-conscious, organic cocoa plantation.
One of the few chocolate makers to grow our own cocoa, we connect the world of sustainable cocoa agriculture with the hedonism of top-quality chocolate. This makes us unique in the UK, and gives us an unrivalled understanding of what impacts the taste of our chocolate, right from the growing tree.
Together we have achieved some amazing things!:
•Only British chocolatier to grow our own cocoa
•Created partnerships with over 170 cocoa farmers in Saint Lucia through our
Engaged Ethics programme
•Opened a medical centre for a cocoa-farming community in Ghana that
provides crucial healthcare to more than 5,000 people.
•Developed the world’s first single-côte chocolate bar
We’re just getting started. Come and be a part of what’s next. – less