One of our lucky H&N Writers, Rachel McAlley recently experienced the sensation that is Love Brownies. Based in Ilkley, in a shop filled with award-winning brownies and lots of other tasty treats, this little family run business is something to behold.
Lee Teal of Love Brownies says; “Well, obviously we think they’re delicious, or we wouldn’t be selling them. But how they’re made is also important – and that’s individually by hand, with love, using the best, most natural local ingredients we can find.
We live on a farm in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, surrounded by rugged hills and thick woods and purple heather. It’s lovely. We’re only small, but that’s okay. World domination isn’t something that comes up a lot in Ilkley. We’re much more interested in putting together perfect, luxury chocolate brownies that make people smile.
Our founder and head baker Chantal Teal spent five years studying Catering and Management, then another decade or so in various chef jobs around Europe, Australia and the UK. Before setting up Love Brownies, Chantal spent a few years cheffing at one of Ilkley’s finest restaurants”.
Chantal says; ‘My family has catering roots, it’s in my blood. I think a gift of food is one of the few wonderful things you can always offer with pride, and accept with pleasure. I’m not really a businesswoman, I just love having the opportunity to make people smile. That’s what matters.’
Lee went on to say; “Every batch of brownies is freshly hand-made to order. Each brownie goes in its own little tin – we don’t make one big slab and slice it up. Why? Because that way, every brownie is perfect: crisp and crumbly all round the edges, then rich and moist inside with a gooey, melty, chocolatey middle. Heaven”.
Our writer Rachel was almost certainly in heaven when she sampled the chocolate and salted caramel, double chocolate, chocolate and raspberry, and her absolute favourite melt-in-the-mouth drool-tastic chocolate and morello cherry brownies.You can either call into the shop in Ilkley to buy these luxury brownies, or you can order as a gift online, all online orders include free standard postage.
21B BROOK STREET,
ILKLEY, LS29 8AA
T. 01943 262726