Are you in need of a sweet fix this festive season? Well, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are our top 5 Suffolk sweet treats from local businesses that will be perfect for Christmas.
Suffolk is blessed with an abundance of local producers across the county, but we’ve chosen just five sumptuous sweet treats to feature, from handmade fudge to bread flavoured chocolate. What’s not to love?
All five of these small local businesses can deliver their tempting treats straight to your door, so start ordering!
Skol Fudge – Needham Market
Named Skol from the Viking word for ‘cheers’, this Suffolk based handmade fudge business is definitely worth celebrating over.
Creator Tom uses his traditional fudge recipe as a base for his fudge slabs, and then lets you choose your toppings from various confectionary products such as Maltesers, Smarties and Reese’s Cups. If you’re feeling festive, Skol even offers a Christmas menu including tempting treats like their After Eights, Celebrations and Gingerbread fudges.
Skol also have a dedicated menu of vegan fudge, with the option to choose from either traditional, chocolate, and peanut butter and jam bases. Toppings on offer for those choosing a dairy-free diet include Oreos and Biscoff. Additionally, Skol also creates gluten-free fudge – just check the allergen labelling on the menu!
If you’ve been tempted by these Suffolk sweet treats, then you can order your dream fudge slab via the Instagram page @skol_fudge with prices starting at £5 for a small slab. The local delivery radius is 10 miles around IP6.
Doodle Donuts – Framlingham
Need a donut fix? Doodle Donuts have got you covered with 100% vegan-friendly treats. The company are a female led business which we love, and create the homemade donuts from a kitchen near Framlingham.
With different flavours on offer each week, you’ll never get bored of eating donuts. Recent flavours include Oreo, Biscoff, Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Hazelnut. The Doodle Donuts team have also created some special Christmas donuts with familiar festive faces such as the Grinch, Rudolph, and Frosty the Snowman.
You can find the Doodle Donuts stall at Ipswich Market every Saturday, or order for postal delivery every Thursday. If you’re local to Framlingham, the lovely team can even deliver to you in person on Fridays. Drop the team a message on Instagram at @doodle_donuts
Yum Yum Tree Fudge – Bury St Edmunds
Yum Yum Tree Fudge is based in Bury St Edmunds, and has been creating delicious high-quality fudge for nine years. What’s more, the brand has a secret ingredient: natural sweetener derived from birch trees. Who knew?
Founders Lily and Adrian use natural flavours wherever possible, and even include real fruit in their Alphonso Mango, Rum and Raisin and Pineapple varieties. With over 40 creative flavours to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones on the website.
Vegan or dairy free? Yum Yum Tree Fudge have even created a ‘Purely Plant Based’ range made with either coconut or oat milk. Hit the tropics with their Pineapple and Coconut vegan fudge, or indulge in their creamy Belgian Chocolate and Coconut flavour.
You can purchase all their gorgeous fudge varieties at https://www.yumyumtreefudge.com, with bags of fudge starting at £4.
Pump Street Chocolate – Orford
If you haven’t heard of Pump Street Bakery, I don’t think you’re really from Suffolk! What you might not know however, is that the famous bakery also creates bread flavoured bars of chocolate. On the menu you can find Sourdough and Sea Salt, Rye Crumb, Hot Cross Bun and Brown Bread flavours, created in their new Rendlesham factory.
Pump Street use top quality cocoa beans from small farms and cooperatives where the beans are grown in the natural way. On one of the Pump Street factory tours, you can witness the loving procedure in which the beans are turned into luscious flavoured chocolate.
The now chocolatiers even have a few festive offerings including a Father Christmas Figure, Gingerbread chocolate, and perhaps most exciting, a Panettone flavoured bar. Pump Street also have dairy-free chocoholics covered too, with a ‘vegan’ tab on their online shop showing a selection of dreamy dark chocolate.
You can browse the entire range on pumpstreetchocolate.com with prices starting from £6.25 for 70g of premium chocolate.
Cocoa Mama – Eye
Ever thought about the science of chocolate? Cocoa Mama founder Helen Fraser is an expert in the field. She creates showstopping handmade artisan chocolate truffles in her Chocolaterie in Eye, available in gorgeous mixed gift boxes. She has dozens of fabulous flavours to choose from, including festive favourite Christmas Pudding and even a girl’s night in themed Red Wine truffle.
Helen originally trained as a journalist, but after developing a love of good food she completed a Professional Cookery Diploma and realised her real passion was chocolate. Although, whose isn’t?
Cocoa Mama intentionally source high quality chocolate from companies who care about sustainability, and the welfare of cocoa farmers. In fact, their key suppliers have committed to 100% sustainable chocolate by 2025, and actively combat practices of child labour in cocoa plantations.
You can purchase Cocoa Mama chocolate selection boxes at with 12, 18 or 24 truffles inside starting from £14.50. Alternatively, treat yourself to some irresistible chocolate fruit and nuts, chocolate honeycomb and even chocolate fudge.
For more Christmas ideas from local businesses, click here.
Article by Victoria Smith. You can find Vic on Instagram @vicsveganeats