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Our Story | Chocolate Gifts

In March 1991, Kennedys Fine Chocolates was created by the brother and sister team of David and Alison Kennedy in a small craft workshop, called Silver Yard, in Orton village in Cumbria.

In 1995 the business acquired the derelict former village school. After several months of refurbishment, the transformed Old School opened its doors for business in March 1996, selling the chocolates made at the back of the shop. A small coffee room served light refreshments for visitors.  

In 1994, a contract with British Airways was won to make “The Concorde Selection” of chocolates – probably the first chocolates to travel faster than the speed of sound! concordebox.jpg

A conservatory style Coffee House, seating up to 40, was added in 2001 to cater for growing visitor numbers.  Delicious home baking, homemade ice creams and homemade soups are a speciality. 

Kennedys famous Old School chocolate factory is now a magnet for chocolate aficionados from near and far. Most of the chocolates made are sold at the factory shop and through mail order. Kennedys  also supply chocolates to the renowned S Luca Ice Cream shops in Edinburgh. Several Cumbrian renowned eateries also serve the chocolates as their after-dinner petit-fours. They are Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel near Ambleside, Farlam Hall Country House Hotel, near Brampton, Carlisle and Temple Sowerby House Hotel between Penrith and Appleby. 

From just David and Alison starting up in 1991, almost thirty local people are now employed. Over the years, Kennedys have supported local charities, local schools and local causes, and are keen recyclers. Although not Fair Trade – the chocolate used is obtained from two leading Belgian suppliers, both of whom have ethical policies against exploitation in the sourcing of cocoa products. 

Kennedys Fine Chocolates are members of the “Cumbria Tourism” organisation.

In September 2009, the company opened a second outlet in Appledore in Devon, called "The Appledore Chocolate Shop".

 

Fine Handmade Chocolates

We are now in our 23rd year of chocolate making!

So come on in and make your own selection box to sample handmade chocolates at their very very best.

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The Appledore Chocolate Shop

We opened our second shop in the picturesque fishing village of Appledore in North Devon, called "The Appledore Chocolate Shop" located at No 2, Meeting Street. We hope you will visit us there.

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Have something to celebrate?

Congratulations and Celebrations??

Fly the flag and make it special with a box of our scrumptious chocolates!

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Wedding Favour Boxes

The perfect assortment for the very special day.

Take a look at what we can provide for the day that for many, is the best day of their lives.

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Get in touch

Telephone: 015396 24781
Fax: 015396 24846
Email: info@kennedyschocolates.co.uk

UK Delivery Charges

Orders up to £19.99: £4.00
Orders of £20.00 and over: £5.00

For an extra charge of £5, Royal Mail Special Delivery or our Couriers, APC, will deliver next day on a specified weekday (Monday to Friday); and for Saturday morning delivery, using Royal Mail Special Delivery, there is an extra charge of £8.

Overseas P&P: Airmail Rates. These are calculated at the checkout on weight of goods ordered.
 

Testimonials

Following my recent order I would like to commend you on the quality of your chocolates. I have tasted many makes of chocolate - but yours are far more superior than any I have tasted.

Jackie D

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