Whitakers Chocolates celebrates Queen’s Jubilee with special commemorative lines
UK confectionery business Whitakers Chocolates has been among a number of British firms that have joined HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee celebrations with its own distinctive confections, reports Neill Barston.
The Yorkshire-based firm has worked with a number of manufacturers over the decades from its headquarters in Skipton, producing a broad array of premium items for retail markets.
As the company explained, to mark the Queen’s 70th year on the throne, it has designed a special Jubilee range of individually wrapped chocolate Neapolitans & ribbon gift boxes (filled with luxury hand finished chocolate truffles), as well as stocking a range of Union Jack products (including union jack foiled mint crisps, mint creams and Neapolitans, plus union jack ribbon gift boxes).
The business, which dates back to 1889, founded as a small enterprise by John and Rebecca Whitaker, has previously featured in site visit focuses for Confectionery Production, with the company retaining a strong family-owned feel to its operations.
Today, the firm produces in the region of 10 million chocolates a week, working with major brands across the UK, Europe and far further afield.
The company has continued to expand its product portfolio despite challenges faced amid the pandemic, recently identifying a clear gap in the market adding to its existing series with vegan product offerings – including tins featuring a selection containing milk and dark chocolates and toffee in a variety of flavours.