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Last Updated: Wednesday October 24 2007 15:24 GMT

Boy opens own chocolate factory

Louis Barnett

A 15-year-old boy is turning into a real-life Willy Wonka after opening his own chocolate factory.

Louis Barnett, from Staffordshire, developed a taste for making his own chocs at home after leaving school aged 11 when he was diagnosed with dyslexia.

After that, when he wasn't in lessons at home he was whipping up new tasty treats in his mum and dad's garage.

But they've been such a big hit Louis has had to move into his own factory so he can make enough to cope with demand.

Two big supermarkets want to start selling Louis' chocolates all over the UK and he's even had to take on extra staff to help him - including his mum and dad!

Louis, whose business is called Chokolit as that's how he used to spell chocolate because of his dyslexia, said he'd always been into his food.

He said: "I've been doing bits of baking and making cakes with my mum since I was about four or five and really it was just one of my passions."



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