Part three of our championing local business series focuses on Helen’s Chocolates, which was founded by Ken & Helen Davidson in 1989 and is located in Bowness on Windermere.
The journey began after years of the couple living in Kenya with their three children. Ken was teaching with the Overseas Development Agency until returning to the Lakes where Ken grew up, bringing with them fond memories of intrepid safaris and adventures around roaring camp fires under the African night skies, and unforgettable holidays in Mombasa, snorkelling in the vibrant coral reefs.
Back home Ken and Helen decided to diversify from education to the growing demand of tourists in the Lake District. Helen's Chocolates became an instant success with its unequalled range of luxurious handmade pralines and mouth watering fresh truffles. Back then there were very few high quality confectioners and the small shop became a focal point for Bowness on Windermere.
In 2000 Ken and Helen sold the business to their daughter Rebecca and husband Paul who run the shop together to this day. They are passionate about sourcing new and exciting local and worldwide products, including a wide range of our Romney’s Kendal Mint Cake products as pictured. From the classic mint cake pocket tins to hand packed mint cake selection boxes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Helen’s stock one of the largest selections of handmade chocolates in the United Kingdom and as true chocoholics they regularly visit Brugge, the Capital for chocolate.
If you would like to find out more information about Helen’s Chocolates and the delicious products they stock, please visit -
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