Chappel Chocolate House


Essex chocolatier, Sarah Knights, specialises in making delicious, traditional, handmade artisan chocolates, as well offering chocolate courses, workshops, demonstrations and parties.

Due to the Coronavirus we are currently only courses and workshops on a by appointment basis only. If you would like to book please contact me directly .

Sarah says ‘As well as making handmade chocolates we specialise in the tuition of chocolate making’. If you would like to know about how it all started then read on!

Before starting on my ‘chocolate journey’ I worked in the telecoms industry and then with my husband running our own railway engineering business where I was (and still am) Finance Director in my spare time! The railway business also operates Poplar Miniature Railway at Poplar Nurseries Marks Tey.

In May 2012, I was asked to run a chocolate stall at a local pub ‘fund raiser’ and loved it so much I decided to set up my own business. Since then I have expanded to make a wider range of chocolates, which as well as selling from my shop at Poplar Nurseries I sell to local hotels, farm shops, florists and seasonal markets.

My customers currently include The Angel Hotel BuryThe Salthouse at Ipswich, Dilly’s florist Colchester, The Hearing Centre Colchester.

 I specialise in the design and production of handmade chocolates for special events, running chocolate parties, giving demonstrations and holding workshops. I can also offer private tuition on chocolate making. I am dedicated to producing the very best handmade chocolates, using high quality ingredients.

I use fine Belgian chocolate to make a range of chocolates for children and adults which include truffles, pralines (moulded and cut), moulded chocolates, bars, lollies, solid and hollow shapes and confectionery using both traditional and my own recipes.