In House Chocolates by Design
Shop primarily dedicated to the award-winning chocolate made on-site, with tasting tables for hot drinks and baking.
Based in Castle Douglas, Gillian Warden set up In House Chocolates by Design in July 2003. Since then it has flourished to become a prolific award-winning business (they have won gold at the Great Taste Awards for five years running), creating chocolates entirely by hand in their workshop using traditional methods. These are sold in their shop, shipped off to an ever-expanding list of wholesale customers, or delivered to customers looking for special occasion favours and bespoke gifts. Choose from a wide selection of boxed favourites, chocolate dessert cups, bars, thins and individual truffles, as well as seasonal treats including chocolate Brussels sprouts (they handmade over 260,000 of them in 2015). The café side of things offers three taster tables for tea, coffee (in 26 flavours), signature hot chocolate and homemade cakes.