Our Story

Family owned and ethically led, the Purbeck team have been making award winning, entirely natural Purbeck Ice Cream for over 30 years.

With this expertise and a passion for fine foods, it was a natural progression to venture into the wonderful world of chocolate and well, what can we say – COVID made us do it! We have thought of making chocolate many times before (along with many other options including clotted cream), but with the dramatic drop in sales resulting from restrictions during the Covid lockdowns in 2020, this prompted us to get on and give it a go. As much as we all love ice cream and eat it year round, it isn’t as busy in the winter, and making chocolate is a great way to keep our team together and busy in these quieter months – hence Purbeck Chocolate was born.

Hand made on the farm overlooking Corfe Castle in the rolling Purbeck hills of Dorset, the second generation team embarked on finding the very best, single origin Ecuadorian chocolate on which to base these bars of brilliance.

Why did we choose the name Purbeck Chocolate? – we have a fabulous and dedicated team all based on the farm, making award winning Purbeck Ice Cream alongside Purbeck Cider too – so it was natural that we keep the family name calling our latest release Purbeck Chocolate!