You may not know it, but along the Welsh coast are many award-winning producers of sweet treats. From chocolatiers to ice cream makers, we've found some of the best places to stop along The Coastal Way if you want to indulge your sweet tooth.
New Quay Honey Farm, Ceredigion
Run by a family fascinated by beekeeping for over 20 years, New Quay Honey Farm is a company that really loves what it does. They collect honey from hundreds of bee hives across Ceredigion. The flowers in the area give it a distinctly deep and slightly floral flavour, which stays when the honey is transformed into mead and honey for consumption. Try it for yourself at their visitor centre.
Wickedly Welsh, Haverfordwest
For loud and proud chocoholics, look out for the bright pink building in Withybush Trading Estate in Haverfordwest. It's home to Wickedly Welsh Chocolate Company, connoisseurs in all things choccy. Watch chocolate being made on a factory tour, which has plenty of tasting opportunities as you go around. After, visit the café to try crazy concoctions such as chocolate pizza and chocolate kebabs, or buy a slice of chocolate pâté in the shop!
The Hive, Aberaeron
If you're near Aberaeron on a sunny spring or summer day, pay a visit to The Hive's kiosk. While it's a restaurant first and foremost, the best thing on the menu is their honey ice cream, which, as you can guess, is made on-site using naturally sweet honey to give it a rich flavour. Honey vanilla and honey hazelnut are both firm favourites. Outside of peak sunny seasons, the ice cream is also sold in the bar.
Deli Delights, Cardigan
Fancy getting hands-on with your culinary activities? Deli Delights Cookery School in Aberporth runs workshops, masterclasses and residential foodie experiences for all ages and abilities. Try your hand at making simple chocolates, truffles, cake toppers, patisserie items and baked goods with Mandy Wilcox, a highly talented professional in the kitchen. Just try not to eat everything before you finish the makes!
Award-winning chocolatier Sarah Bunton's shop is full of homemade, gorgeous, chocolatey goodness. Based opposite the Vale of Rheidol's railway station in Devil's Bridge, you can watch her products being made in the workshop or browse through an extensive range of artisan chocolates, luxury fudge and tasty little treats.