CHOCOLATE maker Montezuma’s has unveiled a store in Southampton.

The British chocolate company's ninth store is in Westquay, the first located inside a shopping centre.

A total of 15 new jobs have been created in Southampton by the chocolate-maker, which also boasts a store in Winchester.

Montezuma’s, which is located in the unit previously occupied by Claire's Accessories, is known for its iconic bright colours enticing chocolate lovers through the doors of its stores.

Taking centre stage in the new store is a truffle servery and a selection of gift boxes.

Co-founder Helen Pattinson was on hand to officially open the store and chat to customers queueing for Montezuma's delights.

Montezuma’s Southampton will open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 8pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.