CARLISLE-based, Freedom Chocolate, scoop Bronze Free-from Awards in the Confectionary and Artisan categories on 26 April 2022.

The awards are totally independent and are the only awards in the UK for Free From food and drink. Winners were announced at the Presentation Party. 

Sarah Wood, co-owner, Freedom Chocolate, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to collect a free-from award for a 2nd year running.

"We pride ourselves in the fact that our chocolate is one of the few chocolates on the market which is free from all the top 14 allergens. Another award will help increase our visibility and is already making bigger retailers, who would often don’t entertain smaller businesses, sit up and take notice."

Freedom Chocolate had two products listed as Finalists; Blonde and Dark Coffee and was awarded a Bronze Award for their Dark Coffee in the Confectionary category.

Comments from the Judges on the Bronze Medal winning bar were very positive.

They said: "Strong and enticing aroma with a rich, dark colour. A tasty bar delivering an impressive flavour punch - bitter but not overly so - some sweetness is coming through. Using coconut sugar rather than refined sugar is good to see. The pure ingredients are a real positive and top 14 free."