CHOCOHOLICS the length and breadth of the north shared their wares at an East Lancashire confectionery classic.

The York Cocoa House rubbed shoulders with Leyburn’s Little Chocolate Shop and Lincolnshire’s Spire Chocolates at the two-day Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival.

But the locals were not to be outdone as Bridge Street butcher Walmsley’s produced chilli, chocolate and orange pork pies, Bailey’s Teashop weighed in with flavoured hot chocolates and the Irwell Works Brewery trumpeted its Cocoa Hops ale.