LONDON: In 2017, more than £680 million of chocolate from the UK was bought by foreign consumers an 84 per cent rise from 2010’s £370 million.
After Scotch whisky, which clocks in at over £4 billion, chocolate is the nation’s most valuable food export.
There has been a huge growth in the number of independent chocolatiers in the UK and they are very adept at creating delicious products that are shaping consumer tastes around the world.
“There are great opportunities to increase our food and drink exports and increasing market access around the world is a major focus for government.”
One business taking advantage of the increasing global demand for Britain’s artisan chocolates is which started as a kitchen business in 2007 creating truffles and chocolate-dipped crystallised flora and now sells products in Hong Kong and Asia. The company’s hand-foiled salted butter caramel Easter eggs were served to business class customers on the Eurostar last weekend.