Dennis Cockburn started making chocolates as a hobby in 2006, turning professional in January 2010. If you’re heading along the A7 you can pop into his family-run chocolate and sweet shop on Langholm High Street, where everything is handmade. The roots of the business were put down at farmers’ markets, though, and Abbotts can still be found at Langholm, West Linton and Stockbridge (Edinburgh) markets on alternating Saturdays. Workshops and parties can be booked at the shop or elsewhere, or if you’d rather leave it to the professionals, they take orders for bespoke chocolate creations. Among the range is their signature Abbotts Coal, an industrial looking, sweet tasting combination of cinder toffee, milk chocolate and black sherbet.
Dennis and Gillian have moved Abbotts chocolates to Fleetwood on the Fylde coast over looking the Irish Sea. Arrange an appointment to come and see where the chocolates are made.
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