Now that the festive period is in full swing, we thought it high time we introduce you to some of the brilliant Makers that stock the Nottingham Castle Shop. This week, we’re speaking to Luisa of Luisa’s Chocolates. Read on to find out more…

Luisa and Isabella of Luisa's vegan chocolates

Tell us a bit about yourselves! What is your name, and what do you sell?

We are a family run vegan chocolate business, ran by myself (Luisa) and my daughter Isabella. We are the only chocolate makers in Nottingham and we make and sell award winning artisan bean-to-bar chocolate. Everything we make happens to be vegan and plant-based. Luisa’s Chocolates are part of the craft chocolate movement, which means not only do we source our beans directly, but we also pay our farmers at least 69% more than Fairtrade.

What would you recommend as the perfect luxury gift from your range?

Our award winning chocolate wreaths are both stunning and delicious. Choose from 75% Solomon Islands, Sicilian Orange, Raspberry, or casholate m*lk chocolate. We also have artisan Christmas hampers with a delightful range of our products inside.

What would you recommend as the perfect stocking filler from your range?

A selection of our 25g chocolate bars. Depending on your preference, you can choose from our 72% tasting bundle, or our better-than-milk tasting bundle. They’re the perfect size for sampling, and are a great way to give our bars a try!

What is your favourite thing about working with Nottingham Castle?

We love Nottingham Castle and the history of Nottingham itself, so it’s wonderful to be featured in their shop!

Finally, what is your favourite Christmas tipple?

Oh, it would have to be mulled wine!

Thanks, Luisa! You can follow Luisa’s Chocolates on Instagram here.