Switched On

This week we’ve been full-on getting everything ready for next weeks BBC Good Food Show. Stock levels are rising, ready for the next few weeks as it’s our busiest couple of weeks coming up once we return from Birmingham. Everything dispatched will last well beyond Christmas if you’re inclined to save them that long ­čśë


Today we’ve been in Colchester for the big Christmas lights switch-on. I spent a few hours at Fenwicks, sampling some of our Festive Choctails, and the Chocolate Orange Martini was very well received. At least, I think that was why they disappeared so quickly and nothing to do with the fact that they’re Mr D’s favourite flavour ….


We’re now on countdown to Christmas Day. Each day is one day closer to a day off. By Boxing Day I’ll be twiddling my thumbs wondering what to do with myself.

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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