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Food Chain, Issue 17, Autumn 2016

Sweetdreams Ltd family run business

Chocs Away!

Originally an accidental creation by Dobsons Confectionary in Ponteland, Choc  Nibbles has developed a dedicated following in the North of England over the last 30 years.

In 1998 the unique chocolate snack formed the foundation for Sweetdreams Ltd, which was acquired by Matthew Stephenson nine years ago with the goal of establishing a nationally successful brand of chocolate products.

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 The Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 13th September 2016

Choc Nibbles

£100,000 investment works a treat for Cramlington confectioner

Sweetdreams makes nostalgic brands such as Choc Nibbles and Choc Lick, which are now sold into discount stores including, B&M.
Cramlington confectionery manufacturer Sweetdreams has seen sales leap by more than a third after installing new production and packaging equipment.

The family firm has been running for more than 30 years, making well-known nostalgic brands such as Choc Nibbles and Choc Lick which are sold through a growing UK distribution and wholesale network.

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Arch Northumberland Case Study, 6th September 2016

Newly installed production and packaging equipment.

Funding works a treat for local confectioner

A Cramlington-based confectionery manufacturer, Sweetdreams, is enjoying the benefits of its newly installed production and packaging equipment.

The company’s confectionery products were previously packed in jars and sold through wholesale channels to independent retailers and were also available in traditional sweet shops. The new packaging line means that Sweetdreams’ chocolate treats can now come in pre-packed bags and this local manufacturer has now been able to successfully target larger retail chains such as B&M Stores.

The £100,000 investment was supported by a £30,000 grant from the Northumberland Business Growth Programme, part of the Regional Growth Fund.

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