Hames Chocolates began as a family venture and has been manufacturing chocolates in Lincolnshire for over fifteen years. The customer base is across the leisure and retail sectors, including high footfall tourism attractions, leisure centres, holiday parks, as well as specialist chocolate shops, chocolate makers, garden centres and department stores. They manufacture bespoke personalised chocolates and confectionery for both own label and promotional sectors, and work with many food service suppliers. The operations on site include manufacturing, wrapping, packing, bespoke graphics design, product development and sales.
A very wide range of products are produced including truffles, filled chocolates, chocolate bars, chocolate Neapolitans, private label chocolates, bespoke chocolates, moulded chocolates, hollow chocolate figures, enrobed products, and chocolate assortment boxes. Seasonal products such as chocolate Easter eggs and advent calendars are also made on site. There is mix of automated, semi-automated and manual processes used depending on the products and size of production run required.
They claim “we are possibly one of the biggest British chocolate companies you have never heard of”.
Sales have grown strongly in the last 12 months as UK businesses look increasingly to source products from home-grown producers rather than imports.