Christmas Countdown

Festive 24

Our Festive packaging arrived this week and we’re really pleased with the finished boxes. It meant we had a few late nights packing and wrapping to get our Harvey Nichols order ready to ship as these are only going to retail in the Harvey Nichols stores and direct from us.

Over the weekend we’ve been at the Wherstead Park Christmas Show. It was the first time we’d exhibited at this show and had heard great things about the event in terms of sales and footfall. Unfortunately the weather was against us this year, with torrential rain on Saturday leaving people reluctant to leave home, and I can’t say I blamed them when I saw how bad the weather was! As we were indoors all day with no external view we’d had no idea. However, our Festive collections were well received by everyone there and our Advent Calendars have proved extremely popular.


Earlier in the week we were invited to the launch of a new hotel in Colchester. The Blue Ivy on North Hill is a beautiful boutique hotel and restaurant with a mouthwatering menu. Some midweek bubbles and delicious canapes were well received by the team in the middle of a very busy work week.

So now it’s back to the kitchen. Christmas is definitely looming as our work days get longer and longer whilst the order book doesn’t seem to be getting any smaller. We wouldn’t have it any other way!

Hilary Delamare

Choctails® was founded by husband and wife team Simon and Hilary Delamare. Simon's suggestion of putting cocktail flavours into chocolate took Hilary's chocolate-making hobby to new heights, until in May 2012, the decision was made to turn the hobby into a full time business. The domestic kitchen became a production factory by day, and the dining room was given up to become a place where hand-made chocolate is crafted

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