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A box of delights

18 November 2017

Enchanting and exquisite chocolates have been a part of the Bettys story from its beginning. Before that, even: when he opened the very first Bettys Café Tea Room in Harrogate in 1919, our founder Frederick Belmont could already style himself ‘Chocolate Specialist’, having refined his skills studying with the master confectioners of Switzerland and Paris.

​Sophie the Squirrel: we're nuts about her

16 November 2017

This Christmas Eve, you may plan to hang those stockings up well out of the reach of any eager little hands too impatient to wait until the morning to see what Father Christmas has brought. But watch out: height will be no obstacle for one nimble intruder.

​Harry the Hedgehog: a ball of fun

15 November 2017

Move over, robins. With your festive red feathers and chirpy characters, it’s no wonder you’ve enjoyed iconic status for many a Christmas. But this year at Bettys, we’ve decided it’s time for another much-loved resident of the British countryside to enjoy the spotlight.

Freddie the Fox: an enchanting tail

14 November 2017

This Christmas, we’ve drawn upon the magic of the Enchanted Forest to create Freddie the Fox. With his bright eyes and inquisitive expression, he’s ready to delight everyone he meets. Like his friends Sophie the Squirrel and Harry the Hedgehog, Freddie may be made from chocolate, but we have to admit that our chocolatiers’ imaginations and craft skills have really brought him to life.

Imagining the Enchanted Forest

11 November 2017

Credit: Alun Callendar

The keen-eyed among you will have spotted the illustrations of Emily Sutton adorning the packaging of Bettys treats from biscuits to Christmas puddings for a few years now. We just love her charming, hand-drawn style, so when we wanted to create something really magical for this Christmas, we knew just who to ask to bring our Enchanted Forest to life.