The award-winning chocolate factory nestled in a Welsh village that sells its treats as far away as Japan
In the heart of the Cambrian Mountains, in the picturesque village of Devil’s Bridge, award-winning chocolatier Sarah Bunton has been producing delicious Welsh chocolates and fudges in her workshop since 2009.
Across the famous Devil’s Bridge and waterfalls, Sarah’s Shop is a hive of chocolate activity where you can view carefully crafted chocolates through a specially designed window.
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You may recognize Sarah’s chocolates as she sells them regularly and gives demonstrations at Christmas markets and festivals across Wales and her chocolate is also stocked in several shops.
In the six years since the company was founded, it has gone from strength to strength, winning eight Great Taste Awards as well as a coveted gold and silver True Taste award which recognizes the quality of chocolates that Sarah produces.
In addition to selling her chocolates online, Sarah enjoys working in the store at Devil’s Bridge. She said: “I love being based at the cabin, meeting my loyal customers from all over and witnessing their delight for my chocolate.”
Using the finest ingredients, Sarah has spent many years skillfully handcrafting beautiful chocolates and fudges that combine classic flavors with her own special touches to create delicious results.
Sarah, originally from Aberystwyth, originally funded her studies at Wrexham Glyndwr University by renting a chocolate fountain for weddings and parties.
Sarah explained: “In 2008, while searching the internet for a chocolate train mold, I came across chocolate making classes which inspired me to start creating my own artisan chocolates.
“At the time, my parents had a cafe and gift shop opposite the Vale of Rheidol station at Devil’s Bridge, and from above the cafe I started making my chocolate creations.”
Sarah successfully launched her own business after learning the art of chocolate making and now sells her luxury handmade chocolate creations across Wales and even to international destinations such as Japan.
Sarah and her growing team create a wide range of filled chocolates and truffles, seasonal gift lines, bars and novelty items. These include selections of filled chocolates, many of which contain lush Welsh specialties such as Merlyn liqueur or Welsh honey.
The chocolate team also creates bespoke items for cafes, hotels and restaurants, such as hot chocolate stirrers, wedding favors and room chocolates.
As well as luxurious fudge, boxed chocolates and bars, they also sell chocolate slabs with English and Welsh messages written on them, such as ‘Pasg Hapus’, ‘Happy Easter’ and ‘Penblwydd Priodas’.
Their selection box of chocolates features handmade discs of white and dark Belgian chocolate sprinkled with a combination of fruits and nuts, including almonds, cranberries and golden raisins.
A popular item is their decadent hot chocolate shakers which can be purchased individually or in a display box combining their two most popular hot chocolate shaker flavors – fudge and marshmallow.
Visitors to Sarah’s shop can watch her and the team make chocolates and fudge right before their eyes through a store window that overlooks the chocolate workshop.
Sarah’s chocolate is available for purchase directly from the store, or you can purchase online. Its chocolate is also available in shops across Wales and beyond and can also be found in restaurants and cafes.