Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Check

We’ve been busy making Festive truffles all week. I spent most of Friday decorating 500 Christmas Pudding truffles, which required a good number of tea breaks to give my eyes an opportunity to adjust from the close work!

Christmas Puddings






This weekend we’ve been exhibiting at the Cressing Temple Chistmas Fair. Cressing Temple Barns is a stunning setting, but boy it was cold this weekend! The sleet on Saturday made setting up a little challenging, and the grass car park became a slalom. With front wheel drive I was a little nervous about us getting out in the evening, but we managed to find a reasonable spot and escaped with nothing more than extensive mud spatters.


Sunday was dry but very, very cold so it was time to break out the thermals and thick layers, as the barns offered us very little warmth. We were grateful for the mulled wine on offer at a couple of the stalls!

Our Festive collections continue to go down well, and we were pleased we’d restocked on the Advent Calendars as these are selling very well at the moment.

So it’s more of the same next week. In some ways I’m glad I’m too busy to go out on my regular morning runs, as it’s a good excuse not to go out in the cold first thing!


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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