Happy World Chocolate Day!

Today, July 7, we are celebrating all things chocolate. Whether you like it milky, dark, smooth, bitter, covered in nuts, or infused with chilli these independent chocolatiers have something for you.

Wicked Chocolate

The Covered Market Turl Street, 114, Oxford OX1 3DZ

Wicked is Oxford’s only independent, dedicated, gourmet chocolate counter and calls itself a ‘treasure trove for the chocnoscenti’. It offers customers over forty handmade English and Belgium chocolates, which have been ‘selected by ourselves for their taste, quality and texture’.

Wicked also caters to vegans and vegetarians with organic, dairy-free, gluten-free, soya-free and GMO-free chocolates. For extra luxury, you can also buy chocolates with a Royal Warrant.

A fan of Gelato? Don’t worry they have got you covered.

Coco Chemistry

The Westgate, 121B Queen St, Oxford OX1 1PN

​Founded by two chemists with a sweet tooth, the pair left their corporate jobs to turn their chemistry knowledge to crafting chocolate.

Coco Chemistry offers chocolate slabs, caramel and ganache truffles, chocolate salami and hot chocolate. You can even set up a subscription so you are never low on the sweet stuff.

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Gatineau Artisan Patisserie & Bakery

209 Banbury Rd, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ

Gatineau is an independent and artisan French Patisserie, Bakery & Chocolaterie right in the heart of Summertown. It offers a range of artisanal fresh breads, viennoiserie, cakes, savouries, biscuits and chocolates.

It is the solo enterprise of owner and head chef Hervé Gatineau, who trained in Toulouse and has worked as a pastry chef in Sydney and London.

If you have a special event coming up they have products for that too.

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Coco Noir

77A London Rd, Headington, Oxford OX3 9AA

Coco Noir describes itself as Oxfordshire's "sole provider of fresh gourmet Belgium chocolate delights".

Chocolate lovers of every preference can find something here as their broad range includes chocolate ganache with Armagnac, sea salt caramel, almonds with Brazil nuts, dark chocolate truffles, dark chocolate with orange tea and white cardamom with coconut & pistachio.

Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments where you get your favourite chocolate from.