Needing a chocolate fix I couldn't miss the opportunity to visit a few farmers markets and shops to checkout what was available ins Southwold and surrounding area. Adnams Cellar and Kitchen shop host a lovely little farmers market on a Friday from 9:30am in their courtyard. No chocolate, but plenty of delicious local produce. The kitchen shop had a mixture of chocolates available including Pralus, Green and Blacks and Booja-Booja to choose from.
I was hoping to find Amelia Rope's chocolate but for some reason it was not on sale. Booja-Booja had a tasting of their organic truffles which were delicious but being a numpty I didn't pick up a box. Glad to see Southwold was doing their bit for the Royal Wedding with this delightful display by CRAFTCO.
A trip to another farmers market on Saturday at Snape Maltings was also a good find. The market is well attended with some lovely stalls including fish, bread, pates and much much more including a couple of singers that really helped to add atmosphere. No chocolate in here either but the award winning kitchen/cafe shop featured Booja-Booja and their own branded chocolate produced and prepared by Hadleigh Maid. I was interested to read that they have been producing chocolate for over 30 years from their premises in the picturesque village of Hadleigh, Suffolk. They specialise in providing a range of personalised chocolate products including simple 'Woodland Folk', animal shapes to you and me, selection boxes and 100g bars to name just a few. A typical example is shown below and packaging can be personalised to your requirements.
|Produced by Hadleigh Maid|