The story of Audrey's Chocolates
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Audrey’s chocolate shop was opened in 1948 by William Pain, who worked at Fortnum & Mason producing their chocolates in-house.  When William retired, he and his wife Clarice opened Audrey’s and started selling their unique chocolates in the lovely seaside town of Hove. Later David Burns joined Audrey’s and became a Director and Head Chocolatier.

In 2002, David and his wife, Keeley, brought the business from William and Clarice Pain and expanded the range offered. To this day they still supply Fortnum Mason as well as selling from their shop in Holland Road, Hove. Many things have never changed, some of the chocolates are still made using the same recipes and the original moulds from when Audrey’s began in 1948.
 Our chocolate is made using our very own blend, giving a unique flavour that cannot be purchased anywhere else. We make our chocolate in small batches using only the highest quality ingredients sourced from around the world by our Head Chocolatier.

Our kitchen uses this recipe to make over 40 different centres for our chocolate boxes, as well as our Easter eggs and chocolate bars – over 11 different flavours to choose from and all handmade.

We are famous for our fondant creams such as rose, violet, lime and coconut as well as our chocolate covered ginger and nuts. Our ginger is made using only Australian ginger, which we recook to give a stronger flavour unique to Audrey’s.
 You will find our traditional chocolate shop in a four-storey Georgian house in Hove. On the ground floor you can purchase our chocolate, while the other floors house a mix of production rooms and a chocolate kitchen. All our creations begin life in the basement and this is also where most of our moulds are coated in chocolate - including those for our traditional Easter eggs and Christmas gifts.

Our production rooms are used for packing, hand dipping, starching, and - in our flower room -silver trays are filled with beautiful sugar flowers that are used to decorate eggs and figurines. It’s like going back in time.  Next time you are in Hove come and say hello.

Delivering to You Awards and Editorials What’s New
Don’t worry if you don’t live near us in Brighton and Hove, it is still easy for you to enjoy our chocolates.

Just click on the Shop page and you can pick from our famous chocolate bars, prepacked boxes, pack your own boxes, and a large selection of gift ideas including our very own Nana’s Buttons.

We deliver in the UK and overseas. If you need any help, please just give us a call and we’ll be happy to help with your selection.

All orders are normally dispatched within 48 hours of your order being received.

 Over the years Audrey’s has received many awards for its chocolates and has become a firm favourite of our loyal customers around the World.

Recently, the Telegraph visited us and wrote a beautiful article about our chocolate. View our press page to see this article and to view our other editorials.

 At Audrey’s, our chocolatiers are always creating something NEW as well as continuing to make all the old favourites that everyone loves.

Just recently, we created some extra special chocolate moulds. They are based on vintage buttons from Keeley’s Nana’s loft. Nana’s buttons made from these moulds are packed into jars and make a perfect present. They are also now available in an attractive chocolate bar.

New this year is our very special ruby chocolate made using the same methods that Audrey's are famous for.  Available in bars, chocolate and raison squares, drinking chocolate and selected soft centres.

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