Gold Star for North Yorkshire Artisan Chocolaterie

A North Yorkshire chocolaterie has received a prestigious gold star for its Strawberry and Elderflower truffles.

Strawberry and elderflower liqueur truffles - £5.95 [1]Kacao Chocolaterie, founded by Richmond local Kelsey Anderson in late 2014, has been recognised by the Great Taste Awards, which is known as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world. Organised by the Guild of Fine Food, judges were impressed by the truffle, commenting on the sharp taste of the strawberry dust and describing it as ‘a wonderful looking sweet with a rustic finish’.

Handmade in her shop in The Smithy, at Sedbury Hall, in Richmond, Kelsey infuses her chocolates with contrasting flavours to create individual, artisan, luxury chocolate treats.

Kelsey said: “For such a young business, to receive a Gold Star from the Great Taste Awards is incredible and I am really pleased the judges enjoyed the Strawberry and Elderflower Truffles.

“I work hard to develop unique chocolates, with interesting flavours and textures, so to receive this kind of recognition is hugely encouraging as I continue to develop and grow my business. I love being creative with my chocolates and the feedback from the Awards has been amazing.”

Visit Kacao at The Smithy, Sedbury Hall, Richmond or online