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You’ve eaten our chocolate nibbles, bars, buttons and curled up for a good night’s sleep with some creamy hot chocolate. Now you’re dreaming of squirrel chocolatiers and waking up wanting to know so much more about our company. So we created this section to indulge you further…

How Gnaw Came to Be

There’s so much serious chocolate out there. Had everyone forgotten the joy, fun and playful surprise of eating this scrummy, yummy and thoroughly delicious stuff? Certainly not for Teri and Matt Legon, Gnaw’s creators.

They decided to embark on a cocoa-dusted mission to bring the fun back into high quality chocolate. As a result the Gnaw brand was launched in 2011, with a shiny new factory opening to produce the premium chocolate bars and treats.

Like all good stories, it wasn’t long before Gnaw bars found their way into shops around Norfolk, receiving a fabulous reception from customers. Apparently there was a big hole in many-a-chocoholic’s tummy waiting to be filled by these deliciously different flavours. With a helping paw from the local squirrels Gnaw began to take off on a stratospheric journey.

Now Gnaw chocolates are available all around the UK and in 20 faraway countries. The brand is quickly becoming known not only for the amazing levels of co-operation with our squirrel colleagues, but for an ever expanding range of munchable chocolate goodness.

Gnawfully Good Chocolate

At Gnaw we love people every bit as much as we love good chocolate that’s why we source our premium chocolate from West Africa and Brazil. All of our imports are checked by our super squirrel connoisseurs to ensure that they meet the Gnaw standard for quality.

Every single one of our chocolates is carefully hand-crafted in our Gnawfolk kitchens, using locally sourced ingredients and natural flavours. Why would we let our gorgeous, chompably lovely chocolate come into contact with anything else?

The result is a dreamy blend of the very best ingredients ranging from swirling sticky caramels, creamy and nutty peanut butter, exotic spices, chewy chunks of fudge and marshmallow all mixed together with a big warm hug of Gnaw playful fun.

What’s With All the Squirrels?

Our big hearts are full of as much love for the UK’s squirrels as our fun chompy chocolate. So one thing that’s bringing a tear to our eye is the plight of our indigenous population of red squirrels.

Did you know that once upon a time all of our squirrels were red? Grey squirrels came over from North America and have been displacing their red cousins ever since.  There are now some 2.4 million grey squirrels in the UK – almost twenty times the number of red squirrels.

To help our beloved native red squirrels, we’re supporting the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust in Gnawfolk, an organisation with some big, big open arms for these little creatures.

They are running a number of schemes designed to protect this increasingly endangered species. Squirrels are bred in three purpose build enclosures on their site and the trust works with a national Biodiversity Action Plan to reintroduce the young squirrel kittens into the wild.

Gnaw are now fully signed up supporters of the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust, and we are proud to say that we are squirrel godparents to a number of these cute little furry fellas thanks to their adoption program.

If you have a soft spot for our lovely red squirrels, then why not pledge your support too? All you have to do is hit this link for more information.

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