As the birthplace of Cadbury, Birmingham knows a thing or two about making chocolate. There’s so much sweetness in the city beyond just the iconic brand, however. Multiple independent chocolate shops, in the Birmingham city centre and beyond in the West Midlands, offer handmade and decadent chocolates for all occasions.
So whether you’re after a last-minute anniversary gift – or you just want to treat yourself, because you deserve to – there are some super sweet chocolate shops in Birmingham. Check out our guide to some of the best Birmingham chocolatiers for great treats for that someone special.
1. The Chocolate Quarter
This Jewellery Quarter gem is a chocolate lover’s haven. According to their website, it says “these chocolate masterpieces will put a smile on anyone’s face.” The Chocolate Quarter’s chocolate bars vary in flavours from whisky, rum and bacon truffle to Rocky Road. There also other treats to choose from including bars studded with cinder toffee pieces or Aztec chilli, truffle selections and taster hampers in either milk, dark or white chocolate.
The Chocolate Quarter, 1A Spencer Street, B18 6DD
2. Hotel Chocolat
You’ll find two Hotel Chocolats in Birmingham, but both boutique stores offer wall-to-wall selctions of some of the finest chocolates around. It might not be the independent chocolatiers you were looking for, but quick and easy – yet still top quality – you could do a lot worse. The limited edition Valentine’s Day selectors, Dark Cashew or Salted Caramel, this year might be the special gift you were looking for.
Unit SU521, Middle Mall West, Bullring Birmingham B5 4BU
117 New Street, Birmingham B2 4JH
3. Kneals Chocolates
Located near Small Heath station, Kneals has been making chocolates for around 10 years now and remains a firm favourite with local Brummies. This chocolate shop offers a choice of chocolate bars to devour including espresso, milk salty butterscotch, ruby white chocolate, orange and ginger plus they have a vegan chocolate flavours like goji berries and Himalyan salt meaning no one misses out.
Kneals Chocolates, Unit 18, 272 Montgomery Street, B11 1DS
4. 1683 Chocolate Place
If you’re in search of an elegant sweet treat this Solihull chocolate shop could be the place to visit. The chocolates at 1683 Chocolate Place[/trackLink] have a marvellous sheen to their chocolate shells and are decorated in interesting patterns such as flecked and striped, as well as shapes such as geometric. The chocolate shop in Knowle offers handcrafted chocolates in numerous flavours such as vanilla; dark passionfruit caramel; lemon meringue; blood orange gin; Biscoff; and hazelnut.
1683 Chocolate Place, 1683 High Street, Knowle, B93 0LL
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Don’t expect the most luxurious chocolate in the world. But coming from Birmingham, we just had to mention Cadbury World. Now that’s true love! You can still pick up something unqiue here, however, that you won’t find in the supermarkets. How about a chocolate teapot for your tea-loving partner? Or even a chocolate shoe for your Cinderella? A trip to Cadbury World might even make a romantic [trackLink link_url="https://secretbirmingham.com/valentines-day-birmingham/"]Valentine’s Day date too.
Cadbury World, 69 Linden Rd, Bournville, Birmingham B30 1JR
It may be one of the furthest chocolate shops from Birmingham but is well worth the trip. If not, their online shop is worth having a browse on too. Slabb produce fun chocolate creations that are likely to make someone’s day due to their colourful and unique designs. In true Slabb style, you can buy slabs of thick chocolate bars flavoured with bourbon butterscotch; rose, raspberry and pistachio; Eton Mess; and cookies and cream. The fun doesn’t end there as you can also order chocolate lollipops with the likes of Party Rings, gingernut biscuits or Terry’s chocolate orange segments decorated on top. Cracking stuff!
Slabb, Fulford House, Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4EA
This Birmingham chocolate shop unfortunately closed its Great Western Arcade store last year, but still offers delectable chocolate on their online store perfect to enjoy whenever. Chouchoute – meaning to pamper, treat or indulge in French and is exactly that – offers cute boxes of chocolate truffles including ones filled with Baileys, as well as marzipan in chocolate and rose fondants. The chocolatier also offer boxes of chocolates to suit every occasion like birthdays, Valentine’s Day and anniversaries.
Head to the online store here.