Up To My Eyes in Chocolate

Last week we were at the Norfolk Showground for a Meet the Buyer event. Trade Shows are always difficult to gauge as there are never any sales on the day, but we spoke to a good number of people and I had a long chat with the Ely Gin Company about some bespoke chocolates along the line of the DJ Wines Liqueurs collection
. Something to look forward to in the New Year. It's always good to have some projects lined up for when things calm down a little. I've been up to my eyes in chocolate the rest of the time. It's always full on at this time of year, with early starts and late finishes in the kitchen and evenings taken up with packing, wrapping and labelling. I snatch every opportunity for a break that I can, but they're few and far between as there's always something that needs your attention. We've decided to go sober for October. Partly to lose a few pounds before Christmas, but in reality a hangover isn't conducive to getting everything done on time!

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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