Whitakers Chocolates shows its support for NHS amid coronavirus outbreak

UK manufacturer Whitakers Chocolates has been doing its bit to lend some cheer during the coronavirus outbreak, by offering thanks to NHS staff in donating thousands of chocolates to Airedale General Hospital.

Gemma and William Whitaker, pictured, felt moved by the present crisis and wanted to give something back to the community, which they said they’re determined to keep doing while the country faces a hard period ahead with most economic activity grinding to a halt.

“It was safe to say these were greatly received with very big smiles, and over the coming weeks we plan to continue to donate chocolates to local charities and food banks to help lift spirits and to give people the chance to enjoy chocolate who wouldn’t necessarily be able to afford to in these current circumstances,” explained Gemma of their kind-hearted gesture.

The Yorkshire-based business has more than 130 years heritage, as Confectionery Production previously reported on, producing its own branded range of chocolates, as well as considerable work within the private label sector.  For this year’s ISM event in Cologne, the company unveiled a rebranded image and expanded product range, which included luxury chocolate truffles, foiled chocolate hearts, truffle spheres and new flavours of fondant creams.



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