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We are proud to be members of Hampshire Fare.  We use Hampshire produce where this is available to us, particularly the honey in our honeycomb and fruit from our nearby hedgerows (with sustainability uppermost in our minds!).

Our Mission

To produce lovingly hand-crafted chocolates and sweet treats that are exquisitely sumptuous, breathtaking in their variety, and true to the promise of their flavour.

About us

Our company

Thorpe Confectionery is a husband and wife team, Dave and Clare Ratcliff, with enthusiastic help from our son, James (8), who shows great enthusiasm in product development and taste testing.

Working from the hamlet of West Worldham, which nestles on the edge of the South Downs National Park, we produce lovingly hand crafted chocolates and sweet treats, made using quality ingredients that are locally sourced where possible.

Having been disappointed by so many confectionery gifts and treats in the past, flavour has become our driving force. We enjoy the challenge of creating our recipes using natural and fresh ingredients to ensure that the end result remains true to the promise of their flavour. Our aim is “no disappointments”.

Our vision is of confectionery as a rare and precious treat; an indulgent luxury and a mark of prestige to be enjoyed and celebrated, whether giving, receiving or sharing.

Our products

We use Belgian chocolate which we temper and make into our chocolates.  The fillings are made with locally sourced ingredients, wherever possible, plus we make many of our own fillings from nature's own storeroom.


We are grateful to those customers who have allowed us to publish some of their comments:

Cherry Liqueur Creams - a wonderful gift, delicious chocolate and excellent liqueur, beautifully presented - just like they used to be. Magnificent. Well done Thorpe Confectionery.

Steve (Buckinghamshire)

My husband and I really enjoyed every chocolate we were sent as a gift, but Apricots, Honey and Nuts...three of my favourite treats wrapped up in one chocolate - delicious! What could be better.

Margaret (Caithness)

I've just had the most amazing selection box of chocolates - so impressed, I couldn't get over how beautiful they were, not just to eat but to look at! These are the best I've ever had by a mile, and I've eaten a lot of chocolates.

Emma (Somerset)