The Docwra family has a long and proud tradition as Confectioners and Chocolatiers dating back to 1896.
Based in Great Yarmouth UK, the family has been hand crafting mouth watering confectionery for over 100 years. Since 1984, the family has specialised in hand making luxury, Belgium, Continental and English style milk chocolates for a discerning and loyal clientele. Made only from the finest ingredients, many to their own unique recipes, the family specialises in a wide variety of hand dipped, delicious, thick chocolate coated - truffles, pralines, liqueurs, fruit creams, dark ginger, dates, Caramels, Brazils etc, perfect gifts for someone special or to yourself as a special treat.
The company has a long history of hand making "lettered rock" or "candy sticks" and is now one of the largest manufacturers in the world. Traditionally purchased by tourists as a unique, named, long lasting holiday souvenir, lettered rock makes an ideal gift for guests at a wedding celebration or for any special occasion or corporate event which deserves to be remembered.
. When you taste one of our Hand made chocolates, you will immediately notice the extra thickness, clean taste and smoothness of the chocolate coating itself, which gives our chocolates their characteristic luxury taste. A taste that simply cannot be produced using factory techniques. This is of course partly due to our unique recipes, developed over many years but also due to the hand making process. This is how we do it !
Firstly, we use only the finest Belgium slab chocolate with at least 30% cocoa solids and the highest quality English style Milk chocolate with 20% cocoa solids and 20% milk solids.
Then we gently heat the chocolate, melting it at around 45 degrees and then slowly "tempering" it, carefully rotating it in specially designed metal bowls, allowing the chocolate to remix as it cools. This is very important to ensure the chocolate is clean tasting, soft and with no cocoa butter on the surface
Once cooled down to 32 degrees, the chocolate is ready for dipping. The pre-prepared centres are placed on forks and individually hand dipped, to ensure a thick chocolate coating, setting them apart from mass produced chocolates. The chocolates are then placed on trays to set and dry under carefully controlled conditions.