On The Map! Our Cocoa-Dusted Footprints Can Now Be Found In Lonely Planet...
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So, it’s a brand new year - time to look ahead, plan exciting adventures… and we’re already feeling on top of the world! Why? We’re pleased to confirm that our Cocoa Tree Cafe is now listed in the iconic travel guide, Lonely Planet!

Cocoa Tree Cafe will also feature in the brand new 10th edition of Lonely Planet Scotland - out in April 2019. You can take a peek right now at lonelyplanet.com/scotland/pittenweem and spark inspiration for your wanderlust.

The Pittenweem Chocolate Company - and our Cocoa Tree Cafe - is open daily from 10am to 6pm throughout the year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. And of course, we look forward to welcoming visitors - from near and far - as we voyage onwards into 2019….

(image by Robert Melville)

Wishing You Love, Laughter And Light...

The winter solstice has arrived - shortest day and longest night - bringing with it a natural transition into the festival holidays! So, may we take this opportunity to say T H A N K  Y O U for your ongoing support, custom and friendship during this year. It is truly appreciated. We also wish you love, laughter and light during the festive season and onwards into 2019. Sophie & the team, Pittenweem Chocolate Company. XOXO

ps. As always, we are open daily from 10am to 6pm, all year round, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Hope to see you soon…

Sweet Somethings For Christmas Stockings...
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Searching for last-minute, little luxuries for Christmas stockings, secret santa or a special someone? Here are our Top 3…

1) Hand-pick a selection of our artisan chocolates. Also, did you know that most of our chocolates are handmade by us, right here in Pittenweem?

2) We also recommend our single-malt whisky liqueurs and Scottish gin liqueurs. These little shots of festive spirit -  designed and developed by the Pittenweem Chocolate Company - are exclusively produced for us by our collaborators, a family-run chocolate maker in Belgium.

3) our collection of luxurious hot chocolates, handmade in Pittenweem. Flavours include 70% dark, cinnamon, chocolate orange and ‘christmas in a cup’. You can drop by our shop and take a breather in our cafe between 10am and 6pm, Monday to Sunday, every day of the year, except Christmas Day and New Years Day. 

Discover more at our online shop too…

Gift Away! Winner Of Our Early Christmas Present...
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We recently asked you to share your favourite stories - ideally featuring a sprinkle of festive magic - for a chance to receive our early Christmas gift! We loved all your sweet stories - from favourite books and films, to your own festive traditions and romantic tales! However, we could only choose one person to receive our gift and that person is…RUTHIE WARE! This is the story she shared with us…

“Every year since I was born my family and I used and reused the same advent calendar. It is made up of 24 small books, with beautiful illustrations telling the story of Christmas. When I left for university and faced my first advent away from home, I received a surprise gift in the mail from my mother. It was my own copy of the advent calendar. Now at the age of 24 I have gifted the advent calendar (on loan to another family with small children) so the tradition will continue somewhere else.”

Ruthie - congratulations! You will receive:-

*a copy of romantic bestseller, The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan (published by Harper Collins.)
*a Pittenweem Chocolate Company bookmark
*a packet of our luxurious Hot Chocolate - handmade in Pittenweem. (note: you may wish to try our ‘Christmas In A Cup’ with orange & allspice)

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Also, thank you to everyone who took part in our GIFT AWAY. Your stories were a wonderful gift to us! :)

image credit: ‘cuppa and books’ by Drew Coffman

Sophie Latinis
CHRISTMAS INVITATION! Presence + Presents At Our Cocoa Tree Cafe...
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Our favourite part of the festive season? Giving. AND. Receiving.  They go hand-in-hand! So, we’re fortunate to be doing both at the Pittenweem Chocolate Company with a little help from our friends at the Gift Of Christmas Appeal AND Santa, who will be visiting us very soon!


The Gift Of Christmas Appeal Fife aims to ensure that all children in Fife have a present to open on Christmas morning.

We are a collection point and we are accepting gifts until 15th December. Here’s an outline of the key details:-

  • The gifts are for ages 0-18 years old. 

  • They should be brand new and unopened

  • if possible, please place inside a gift bag 

  • please do not wrap them but feel free to include a roll of paper

  • please label the gift clearly with the age and gender of the child

We’d love to receive your thoughtful gifts! Please just drop them in the collection point at our shop on the high street in #Pittenweem.


It really wouldn’t be Christmas without Santa’s annual visit to our Cocoa Tree Cafe! And his little elves have just informed us that he’ll be flying by Pittenweem for a VIP tour, between 10 am and 12.30 pm on Saturday 22nd December. So, join us for a ‘meet and greet’ with Santa by our roaring fire! And, if you’re very good, there may be a surprise treat for you too…

Whether giving or receiving, we very much hope to enjoy your presence at Pittenweem Chocolate Company during the festive season!

Image Credits: gift by Kira Auf Der Heide / santa by raw pixel 

Sophie Latinis