Over 130 Years of Elizabeth Shaw

Over 130 Years of Elizabeth Shaw

British Corner Shop · 2 minute read

Here at British Corner Shop, we’ve been fans of chocolate connoisseurs Elizabeth Shaw for a while now, and after learning more about their heritage, we love them even more! With their range of luxurious and beautifully crafted chocolates and biscuits – Elizabeth Shaw have become one of our top picks for gifts and much-needed indulgent moments. Travel back in time with us to find out how over 130 years of Elizabeth Shaw has resulted in one of the nation’s best-loved chocolate makers.

Over 130 Years of Elizabeth Shaw


From Humble Beginnings

Elizabeth always loved cooking – much to the delight of her family – and sweet treats were at the top of the list! One of her signature dishes was a mint-flavoured chocolate honeycomb crisp – the very first Mint Crisp! After going on sale in her brother-in-law’s shop, these treats were so in demand that Elizabeth couldn’t keep up! As business flourished, it was clear that a brand name was needed and Elizabeth Shaw was born.


The Evolution of Elizabeth Shaw

As popularity grew, a modest kitchen became a larger one, then a larger one, it was not long until a factory was running in full force. Production lines replaced pots and pans as appetite increased for Elizabeth Shaw’s decadent treats. The produce was so delicious that the Queen Mother was a big fan of her Peppermint Creams, so much so that during the Second World War, she would send sweet coupons to Elizabeth Shaw to make sure she wasn’t without her next box! It was no surprise that the company was awarded the Royal Warrant in 1963, after years of supplying Royal households with their sweet tooth fixes!

Over 130 Years of Elizabeth Shaw

Skipping forward a few years and Elizabeth Shaw was sold to a famously innovative factory in Bristol and has long since proceeded to be a huge success. To this day, Elizabeth Shaw continues to treat the world to decadent goodies which always stay true to Elizabeth’s original vision – beautiful chocolate experiences with a luxurious twist.


Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Experiences

We’ve chosen some of our favourite classics by Elizabeth Shaw to help you decide which decadent treat to choose!

Elizabeth Shaw Mint Crisp Dark Chocolates

Over 130 Years of Elizabeth Shaw

Iconic and timeless, the Mint Crisp Dark Chocolates are the perfect after-dinner treat – although we love them any time of day. The classic combination of mint and dark chocolate creates the ultimate melt-in-the-mouth decadent treat.


Elizabeth Shaw Dark Chocolate Orange Flutes

Over 130 Years of Elizabeth Shaw

Is there anything more moreish than a chocolate flute? It’s hard to beat the beautiful flavour combination of zesty orange with rich dark chocolate. Whip these out when you have friends over and they’re sure to go down a treat!


Elizabeth Shaw Milk Chocolate Coconut and Hazelnut Biscuits

Over 130 Years of Elizabeth Shaw

These Milk Chocolate Coconut and Hazelnut Biscuits aren’t your bog-standard biscuits, they’re something rather special. Crisp biscuit smothered in coconut and hazelnuts combined with chewy caramel and milk chocolate sounds like a flavour blend made in heaven. Irresistible, exotic and exquisite are just a few ways to describe these next-level biscuits!


Over 130 Years of Elizabeth Shaw