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About Us

We are the Garside family and we opened Chocobella a luxury Belgian chocolate and gift Shop on 17 May 2014.  Our ideas and dreams started off small and soon grew when we moved a few doors down Chapel Street in Chorley in May 2015.  We are passionate about luxury Belgian chocolate, unique gifts and keeping our local town and community vibrant.

In 2019 we were voted the Best Chocolate Shop in Lancashire by the readers of the Lancashire Evening Post. https://www.lep.co.uk/lifestyle/here-list-good-chocolate-shops-lancashire-651037 

Vic is the creative one.  She had a dream and a vision.  She loves window displays, shop displays, researching exciting new taste sensations and products including amazing new Belgian chocolates and gifts for all occasions.

Lyn is super organised especially in our stockrooms, she always has a smile and fabulous customer service skills.  

Lauren is a talented photographer and follows in the footsteps of Vic with her creativity and eye for new products.  She is also currently studying Graphic Design.

Chloe is our demon maker of flat pack chocolate boxes - we think she could set a world record! She is studying Animal Management and is passionate about all animals - what will we do without her when she starts University later this year? 

Together we taste Belgian chocolate samples which is a hard job but someone has to do it!  If we do not like them we do not stock them.

Our Luxury Belgian Chocolates really are made in Belgium by some of the finest Chocolatiers in the World.  Mr Van Coillie won Best Chocolatier in the World 4 times his legacy continues as his Daughters and Grandson now run their family business.  We are honoured to sell their amazing Belgium Chocolates.