ETHICAL luxury chocolatiers in Edinburgh at the centre of a £30,000 crowdfunding campaign to build a new factory have launched their Easter collection in a bid to boost funds.

The Chocolate Tree, with outlets in Edinburgh and Haddington, has experienced significant growth over the past few years and now it needs to move into larger premises big enough for a chocolate factory.

The campaign launched on Indiegogo is half-way there with contributors being rewarded with exclusive benefits, from a golden ticket tour of the new factory to an all-you-can-eat reservation at the cafe, or even a chocolate masterclass.

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The business has outgrown its existing premises in Haddington and, with the support of the crowdfunding campaign, the couple behind the firm – Ali and Friederike Gower – plans to develop an idyllic East Lothian building into the new chocolate factory.

Ali said: “We encourage people this Easter not to pig out on cheap supermarket chocolate but instead buy premium ethical chocolate from a small batch artisan chocolatier.”