Founded in 2011 by Mother/Daughter partnership, Andrea Huntington and Lucy Elliott, Creighton's Chocolaterie promises irresistible flavours and covetable packaging that is designed, handcrafted and wrapped by an all-girl team in our Leighton Buzzard kitchen.
Inspired by a love for design, combined with a nostalgia for 90s pop culture and an excessive sweet-tooth, Creighton’s chocolate is a big hit of fun flavours and colourful packaging that oozes creativity from every corner.
Our small team of all-women create seasonal collections of chocolate bars and gifts made by hand with great quality ingredients that are sold around the world. Many of our flavours are limited edition so grab it while you can!
We use exceptional Belgian chocolate as a base for our creative flavours and designs, adding natural & high quality inclusions, flavours and colours along the way. We use thoughtful packaging, making the majority of our wrappers from recyclable or reusable material such as paper, card & aluminium. We are committed to reducing our use of non-recyclable plastic and aim to replace this with alternatives where possible. Our products are all hand-made in our SALSA accredited factory in Bedfordshire.
From a young age, Lucy's dream was to have a career doing something she loved. At school, she came up various fun and colourful ‘products’ that she'd sell to friends and family, including a self-published cake cookbook, a range of greetings cards, band merch, jewellery… the list was endless but had one thing in common: everything was created & designed by her. After studying Graphic Design at UAL, she worked at fashion brands Ollie & Nic and Lazy Oaf to learn as much as she could about the phenomenon of building a creative brand. In 2010, the first episode of The Great British Bake-Off was aired and this took Lucy’s creative passion in a whole new direction. She started a food blog and found that chocolate was becoming a firm favourite to work with. Wanting to know more, her mum & dad quickly got roped in and with their help, the concept of Creighton’s Chocolaterie was created. Things escalated and caught up in the excitement of something great, in May 2011 Lucy and Andrea (Mum) suddenly had the keys to a shop on their local high street… and that’s where it all began! Lucy now heads up the creative side of Creighton’s, designing each range, packaging and branding. She lives in Leighton Buzzard with her husband, daughter and dog. @lucycreightons
Growing up in a northern seaside town in the 70s, Andrea filled her school holidays with walking donkeys along the beach and helping out in seafront bn’bs whilst enjoying northern treats such as school custard, sticky toffee pudding and traditional sweets. She moved to London in the 80’s and, whilst working in retail for Marks & Spencer (amongst others), supplemented her childhood love for dance with the fashion wave of aerobics classes. Over the next decade she continued to work freelance as an aerobics instructor whilst bringing up her 3 children and managing her husband’s flooring business. She also indulged her love for cooking, practising recipes from chef’s books, religiously watching Masterchef and coming up with creative meal ideas for dinner with friends. She would impart this knowledge on her children (some more successfully than others!). In 2008 after many years of working in fitness, Andrea qualified as a Pilates instructor and this became her main job for the next few years. With grown up children and more time on her hands, she looked forward to a slower pace of life, until eldest daughter Lucy came to her with an idea about some chocolate bars… Andrea now manages the Creighton’s factory and production team, making sure that each and every one of our products tastes and looks amazing.