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Chocolates and Curios in the heart of Devon

The Tinderbox Logo

Welcome to THE TINDERBOX, a delightful shop set in the heart of COLYTON, the most rebellious town in Devon.
Selling handmade and finished loose chocolates, a mouthwatering selection of packaged confectionery and an eclectic range of gifts and curios, mostly sourced in the beautiful West Country, lifting the lid on THE TINDERBOX promises to be a magical experience.
We also sell chocolates via mail order, so call us on 01297 553033 or email on for more details.
Opening Hours - Mon - 9am to 1pm, Tue to Sat - 9am to 4pm. Closed Sun.



Why not treat yourself to our range of award winning locally made ice cream?

From FURZELEIGH DOWN DIARY just up the road in Axminster, be indulgent with our delicious range of flavours.

Can't choose between Madagascan Vanilla or Salted Caramel? Scratching your head over Strawberries and Cream or Caramelised Fig? Have them both with our two scoop waffle cones!


Stuck for that perfect gift? Tired of trying to find something for that one person who is so hard to buy for? Well here at THE TINDERBOX we might just be able to help you out.

Why not buy them an AUTOMATAKIT and let them build an amazing fantasy automaton? With a crank of the handle these wooden works of art come to life in the most wonderful ways.


On the Danish Island of Funen, where Hans Christian Andersen was born, you can find a modern day fairy tale. FLENSTED MOBILES are a family business that designs and makes these delightful and peaceful mobiles.

Pop into THE TINDERBOX and look up at the ceiling and watch these gentle mobiles in action.



Make a selection from hand made and finished chocolates produced by top chocolatiers from Belgium & the UK, all housed in our pick and mix style cabinet.

We also stock a wide selection of pre-packed chocolates and confectionery from around the world including ranges from ANTHONY BERG, BEECHES & LE PREZIOSE.

We also stock handmade Turkish Delight, Marzipan and selections for those with special dietary requirements.


Go on, treat your self to one of our delicious ice creams? Cone or tub, one scoop or two, traditional or exotic flavours, the choice is yours.

From FURZELEIGH DOWN DAIRY just up the road in Axminster, this award winning ice cream is handmade in their dairy. Their herd of 150 Fresian Holstein cows (which do all of the hard work) are affectionately known as the 'Inspiration Herd'.

We have a wide range of favours, from Madagascan Vanilla and Strawberries and Cream, through to the sumptuous and indulgent Caramelised Fig.


Always striving to find unusual "not on the high street" items, our range include the nature inspired ST EVALS CANDLES handmade in Cornwall, SAPOONI'S award winning handmade soaps and skincare, and we "sock it to 'em" with the fantastic and vibrant socks and accessories from POWDER.

We also have locally made artist and artisan products, including cards and coasters from renowned local artist and author CAROLYN KING, beautiful handmade Cornish jewellery plus creative toys for children & adults alike.

London House
Market Place
Devon EX24 6JS

 01297 553033

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