A CUMBRIAN chocolatier has plenty to celebrate, after scooping multiple awards for its top products.

Freedom Chocolate, based at High Hesket, has taken home the Bronze and Silver in the Confectionary and Artisan categories at the Free-From Awards, announced at a presentation party on May 27.

The independent Free-From awards are the only awards in the UK for Free-From food and drink, and co-owners Sarah Wood and Simon Wood were thrilled to win Bronze in the Confectionary category for their dark cherry chocolate, and Silver for their dark chocolate in the Artisan category.

“We are thrilled to collect not just one, but two Free-From awards," Sarah said.

"We pride ourselves on the fact that our chocolate is one of the only chocolates on the market which is free from all the top 14 allergens.

"Winning awards for two of our three finalist flavours is absolutely wonderful, and boosts our visibility and credibility in the eyes of potential customers.”

Simon added: "There was a lot of competition, especially in the Confectionary category, with some huge names in there, too.

"Winning these awards will help us cater to more chocolate lovers throughout the UK who need and want a truly free from, luxury chocolate.”

Retail interest has already increased since the awards, and Simon and Sarah are making plans for upscaling the business.

But it's not just the proud duo who will benefit from the win, as to celebrate being awarded its medals, Freedom Chocolate has created a limited edition Award Winners gift pack for customers, which is currently available at a very special price.

To find out more about the products on offer, visit the Freedom Chocolate website.