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Cornwall is known for being a hotspot for foodies. In fact, food is frequently ranked as one of the main reasons people visit the county!
Classics like pasties, scones and fish & chips fill up those who visit Cornwall, but what Cornish-made products should you try for a treat? We share some of our favourite Cornish brands that you can find and enjoy while visiting the county!
This family-run chocolate company has been producing incredible hand-made chocolate in Cornwall since 2005. Originally operating from their farm in St Eval, Kernow Chocolate now has its own factory, which you can visit and see how the tasty treats are made.
While the factory is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19, we cannot wait for it to re-open and sample their famous Kernow hot chocolate from the on-site café!
Kernow Chocolate is available in a range of over 20 different flavours, including sea salt, honeycomb, raspberry and ginger. These bars make the perfect gift following a holiday to Cornwall in one of our luxury Cornish cottages, made all the better by their gorgeous range of packaging with artwork from Becky Bettesworth of the stunning Cornish scenery.
A Cornish fairing is a traditional biscuit in Cornwall. It is a sweet and spicy ginger biscuit that has been manufactured by Furniss since 1886. While other companies make Cornish fairings, the Furniss brand is the most famous.
Established as a well-known Cornish biscuit manufacturer, Furniss now make a range of delicious treats including clotted cream shortbread, gingerbread and even savoury cheddar biscuits.
Being a seaside county, ice cream is a pretty big part of Cornish life, and wherever you go, you won’t be far away from a quality scoop.
One of our favourites comes from Moomaid of Zennor, a dairy farm based near the village of Zennor – which is famed for their mermaid legend. You can find Moomaid ice cream at their parlours in Zennor, St Ives Harbour, Porthtowan Beach and St Just, as well as in a range of shops, hotels and restaurants in Cornwall.
In terms of flavour, in addition to classics like vanilla, honeycomb and raspberry ripple, there is also a huge collection of more unusual options, including white chocolate & passion fruit, salted almond, prosecco sorbet, and their famous ‘Shipwreck’ ice cream, made from sea salt, dulce de leche and honeycomb.
Buttermilk have been making scrumptious fudge and other delicious treats in Cornwall since 1964. If you’re after something truly indulgent, then Buttermilk fudge is the way to go!
It is widely available throughout Cornwall, in their own shops in Padstow and Port Isaac, as well as across the country in Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Holland & Barrett.
While classic clotted cream fudge is what put Buttermilk on the map, they now have a wide range of flavours and products, including vegan and dairy-free chocolates!
If you’re looking for an alcoholic beverage to enjoy while on holiday in Cornwall, or to bring back as a gift for loved ones, then Camel Valley wine is certainly one to look out for!
Camel Valley have been producing award-winning wines since 1989, with their sips served up in Rick Stein’s restaurants, amongst other eateries in Cornwall.
If you fancy a taste of Cornwall, but can’t make the trip at the moment, then Camel Valley wines can also be found in Waitrose!
If you’re after luxury, then Trenance Chocolate is the one to pick! The chocolatiers at Trenance Chocolate make use of quality Belgian couverture to create luxurious truffles, bars and novelty chocolates.
You can visit their shop in Mullion to select your own chocolates, or find these indulgent treats in shops throughout the county.
Cornwall is known for having a slightly warmer climate than the rest of the UK, but did you know it’s the only place in England that grows tea?
The idea of growing tea in Cornwall came from the head gardener of the Tregothnan Estate, who came to the conclusion that tea could be grown on the estate as they were already growing a similar plant, the ornamental camellia.
Luckily, this plan paid off, as we can now try this delicious selection of teas from Tregothnan. As well as classic afternoon tea, they also produce a range of herbal teas, including chamomile, green tea and peppermint.
Have you tried any of these tasty treats before? If you have other favourites made in Cornwall, then leave us a comment on social media to share!