Local producer makes award shortlist

The team behind local chocolate company Hadleigh Maid- from left ro right, Mike, Angela and Donny Briggs. ANL-150601-134406001
The team behind local chocolate company Hadleigh Maid- from left ro right, Mike, Angela and Donny Briggs. ANL-150601-134406001

A family-run chocolatier is in the running to win the Co-op’s Producer of the Year award.

Hadleigh Maid has been producing hand-made chocolates since 1976.

Angela and Donny Briggs, who took over running the business 10 years ago, began supplying the East of England Co-op in 2012.

Donny said: “Just being a part of this initiative is fantastic – we are absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted and in contention to win Producer of the Year.”

Hadleigh Maid has recreated the walnut and mallow whirl for the Co-op – one of its original products from the 1970s.