This month we catch up with the team from Gnaw Chocolate, headed up by Teri and Matt Legon. Their delicious chocolate bars can currently be found in our Festive gift range for 2021 and we’re looking forward to adding them to our new gifts in 2022!
We don’t just love Gnaw chocolate for its handcrafted top-notch flavour, but the 100% home compostable packaging in the 100g chocolate bar range fits perfectly with our Source Responsibly policy.
Here is what the team at Gnaw had to tell us about the brand and what is in store for the future:
When did you begin your business and where did the idea come from?
In the early 2010s, Matt & Teri ditched their adult jobs and opened a sweet shop in the centre of sunny Norwich. The sweet business was good, but they were never truly happy with the chocolate brands they stocked. Everything felt too serious and, well a bit dull.
Gnaw was born, and it began to sell. Once all the first batches had gone from the shop shelves, other stores wanted to start stocking our chocolate. The decision was made to say goodbye to the sweet shop and leap into chocolate full time.
How has your business grown since?
The team has grown and we’re building a new factory for next year to keep up with demand. We’ve gone from a few Norfolk stockists to working with major UK retailers, Hamper companies and Independent Farm Shops as well as exporting to many countries around the world.
Tell us a little bit about the product(s) you currently supply to WellBox
Our mellow and creamy handcrafted milk chocolate is top-notch and is a favourite of our squirrels here at Gnaw HQ, also it’s loved by those who buy it. Perfect for all ages to enjoy. Great for cooking as well as chilling it in the fridge for a little chocolate treat when you need it.
A smooth and creamy caramel flavour milk chocolate blended with sea salt for added crunch and bite make this delicious, salted caramel milk chocolate bar. A super scrummy classic chocolate bar loved by our squirrels and those that taste it…yum!
70% Dark Raspberry Crisp
A bar of sheer decadence… indulge in our smooth-talking raspberry and 72% cocoa dark chocolate bar of deliciousness. It’s smooth, sweet and bitter rolled into one. A perfect treat for you or as a gift for someone else whatever the occasion.
What does the future hold for your business?
We are seeing fantastic growth; as an artisan, handcrafted chocolate producer there’s a huge demand for our products, particularly as our stock is made by us. We are always exploring new products and flavours for our lovely customers, and are excited with new products such as our Vegan Oat Milk range.
Any other interesting facts you think our customers would like to know?
We are very much a brand that is proud of our sustainability drive, with 100% home compostable packaging in our 100g bar range. This innovative packaging will decompose in your home compost bin within 10 weeks. We are a proud British made producer, we have a fun product offering and love working with WellBox.