Meg and Cisco Davies started out making chocolates at home for friends and family. But once word got out and they began selling to the public, they were soon able to open their own shop in Leek.
Demand for their handmade, fresh chocolates continued to soar, and Misco’s quickly moved into larger premises, still within the beautifully restored 19th century Getliffe’s Yard – a treasure trove of independent shops and cafés.
With Misco’s insistence on using top-quality chocolate, fresh cream, fresh fruit, natural ingredients and no artificial flavours or preservatives, it’s little wonder their outstanding creations are so popular.
The first thing you’ll notice when you enter Misco’s charming, friendly shop is the heavenly aroma of chocolate. Lined up on the counter are glass cases displaying a colourful range of 40 or so flavours of fresh chocolates and truffles, including Prosecco & Galliano, Piña Colada, Raspberry and Lavender. Below the counter and around the walls you’ll find bags of chocolate buttons, lollies, chocolate sticks and bars, and Misco’s own blend of hot-chocolate powders – in fact just about anything chocolatey you can think of.
On my last visit, I discovered a new and unexpected favourite in a Cardamom, Cinnamon & Lemon Myrtle white chocolate bar – definitely for grown-ups, this one. Don’t miss their giant chocolate cake truffles either; among the flavours when I visited were Chocolate Orange Cake and Rum Soaked Madagascan Chocolate Cake – both divine!
Misco’s chocolates and truffles are also available to buy online.
By Lynne Barnsley, Staffordshire editor
Pictures: Misco’s Chocolates