Easter is only a few days away and there's no better reason to support your independent businesses and shop local.

We've taken a look at some of the independent shops in Cumbria that are offering that chocolate fix for you this Easter.

Castle Chocolates


Castle Chocolates opened its doors in 2019 with the aim of providing high-quality chocolates, made fresh in store, to the people of Carlisle and the surrounding fringes of the Lake District.

The website states: "We will be delivering eggs as soon as they are produced and for click and collect orders, we will email you when your order is ready.

"We will hand-deliver all orders that are within 15 miles of the shop. Deliveries for further afield will be sent through Royal Mail at the customer's own risk as, due to the fragility of these items, there is a chance of breakages occurring during postage."

The Chocolate Cottage


With a large selection on offer, including handcrafted chocolate boxes, personalised bars, truffles and even a vegan selection there is plenty to offer.

If you're not sure what to choose then you could always buy a gift card between £15 and £50.

Kennedys Chocolates

Orton, Penrith

Although the store is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions they are able to offer a click and collect, or order and collect service. As well as this you can get orders delivered too.

With a wide range to choose from, there's also a dedicated Easter section on the website.

The Blind Chocolatier


The website reads: "Here at The Blind Chocolatier, it is our mission to bring you the finest selection of top quality handmade Chocolates. Our Chocolates are lovingly crafted for an amazing experience every time you try one, so stock up as many as you can carry and don't tell your friends (Because seriously I can't make them fast enough there will be none left!)"

With many delicious delicacies to choose from. There's even a dedicated Easter section to choose that perfect egg.

The Flying Chocsman


The website says: "Ex Royal Navy chef, self taught chocolatier that puts every ounce of passion into creating chocolate bon bons with homemade fresh and vibrant ganache's."

With many different flavours to choose from, you'll be sure to find the perfect Easter fix her and you can even have it delivered too.