Category: Events

Staying home

2020 isn’t turning out how it was supposed to is it? I am sure, like us, you all had so many plans for this year, for them to all be cancelled and postponed, and well instead we stay home. Our personal upset is that we were supposed to be getting married, we had been so excited, and we were all ready to go ahead, and weddings were cancelled just a mere 16 hours before we said I do. In the grand scheme of things, it is just a small hiccup and the bonus is that we get to look forward to it all over again. In the meantime, we stay home. Stay at home, safe.

So that is what we are to do, to help protect the ones we love, help the NHS staff who are battling to save lives, whilst risking their own, to help all the key workers who are also working on the front line. Before I go further, I want to say a huge thank you to all these people, from the shop workers, delivery drivers, bin mean, nurses, doctors, cleaners, post office, the list goes on. You are all amazing and are keeping this country going!

When this was all beginning, I chose to close my website. At the second busiest time of the year, the run up to Easter, I couldn’t cope with the whole situation. Working 16 hour days, I was concerned about my family, friends, and my children, one who was hours away at uni,whilst worrying about whether or not I could even get my ingredients or the post was still running. So I closed so I could restore calm in my head and in my house! Now I am ready to step back into the kitchen once again, not every day and not for as many hours, but the website is (half) back open. I have updated the website so there are probably 50% of items in stock. To know what is in stock, if you hover over an item, if it is in stock, the box underneath will show pink/purple (anything green will be out of stock).

I have tried to adapt a few things to. To not see our friends and families is so difficult, missing birthdays and other milestones, so we have some letterbox choc gift boxes which you can send these straight to the recipient! How about a chocogram to say “we miss you” or “happy birthday” or even a box of lego chocolates for your nephew or grandson 🙂 Or a selection of treats for when you are working from home. I will work on a few more selections and they will be available soon.

I hope this helps all that still want to buy chocolate and have it delivered to your door. I have had so many enquiries about when I will be back open, and although I didn’t want to open up fully, I feel this is sensible balance.

I will be having two postal collections a week, rather than daily, and the post deliveries may be delayed due to Royal Mail, so please be patient with us all 🙂

That is all really, just stay home and stay safe. We stay apart now so we can once again be together in the future, Big Love to you all, E xx

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us. It is celebrated on February 14th all over the world. In the UK we celebrate by sending cards adorned with hearts, gifting our partners and loved one red roses and chocolates, but did you know some of the different ways other countries celebrate Valentines Day?

In Japan, on Feb 14th, women give their husbands/boyfriends chocolate gifts, usually homemade chocolate’s called Honmei-choco. The women also give Giri-choco to other men in their lives (such as bosses, family members and friends) That is a lot of chocolate! Not only this, the women also gift what is called jibun-choco to themselves. This sounds more like my kind thing! Now the men do not get away with just being on the receiving end! A month later it is time for the men to return the chocolate love….three times over! On March 14th, on a holiday called White Day, the men gift chocolate to all of the women that they received chocolate gifts from the month before but THREE TIMES THE AMOUNT! This I am liking Japan!

Now South Korea does the same as Japan, but they have another celebration one month later, on April 14th. This is called Black day and if you are single, this day is for you! You have a get together with all of your single friends, eat noodles and celebrate bring single! What an amazing idea!

Now celebrating with friends sounds so lovely. As many of you who know me in real life, know I have a close relationship with Finland. In Finland, on Feb 14th, the Finns celebrate Ystävänpäivä  (translated to friends day). It is a day, not only to send cards and gifts to your lover, but a public declaration day of your friendships. Celebrate with cards, gifts, lunch out, skating, having a drink or a walk to the park. What a beautiful day for all.

In Denmark, couples send little love notes to their beloved. These are called gaekkebrev. The sender doesn’t sign their name, instead they sign them with dots. If the recipient guesses who the note is from, then they will be rewarded with an Easter egg!

There are so many different ways Valentine’s day is celebrated all over the world. Does your country have a different custom? Or do you have a special way of celebrating? However you do, I hope you have a wonderful day.

Spring is here. Join us at our Farmers Markets!

If you are local to the Norfolk and Suffolk area, you may have seen us about on our travels. We hold a strong presence at markets and fairs in the area and we love meeting our customers face to face, chatting and getting to know you all!
We attend 3 regular markets with a new one that begins this month making 4! Find us at the following :

 

Creake Abbey Farmers market – On the 1st Saturday of every month . 9.30 am until 1pm
Bury St Edmunds Farmers Market . On the 2nd Sunday of every month – 10am until 4pm.
Sandringham Farmers Market – On the 4th Sunday of every month – 10am until 3pm
Kings Lynn Farmers Market – This starts on the 14th April, and it is our closest to home, we hope to see you there!

 

We also attend lots of lovely on off events, Fairs, fetes and Christmas events (our favourite) and even a pop up shop or two on the North Norfolk coast at Deepdale Market!
Where ever we are, you will be sure to find a great selection of our treats, to indulge in after a busy weekend shopping! 🙂
If you do see us, don’t be afraid to say hi, and introduce yourself from finding us on our website! You will know it is me, from the trademark scarf in the winter, or sunglasses in the summer! If it isn’t me, then you may see my son George, or Daughter in Law Becky who often help me out, or even my other son Daniel. They are all friendly and are always there to answer any questions you might have.
Hope to see you all soon 🙂
Elaina xx
solid skull

Trick or Treat? Halloween goodies are available now!

We have been working hard on our Halloween treats this year, we have a great selection of delicious goodies! Solid white chocolate skulls, spooky lollipops and marshmallow kebabs. Which is it to be? A trick or  treat?

Handmade Fudge & Chocolate Sign

Our brand new sparkly website is ready and launched!

We are happy and proud to announce the launch of our beautiful new website!

 

Now you can easily purchase our delicious handmade chocolate, fudge, sweets, confectionery and other products online directly through our website.

Find all the different categories from our shop page and read all about us.

Feel free to contact us by filling our contact form and don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to hear about our latest events and offers.

Looking forward to sharing many new exciting products with you in coming future!

Wedding Favours Brides Magazine

Our wedding favours featured in Brides magazine!

Did you know we cater for parties and weddings? Pink? Green? Blue? Whatever your theme, we’ve got the new favours you’ll love in our Wedding Favours collection!


We are so delighted to have our signature wedding favours, the chocolate hearts featured in Brides magazine, The UK’s No. 1 Bridal Magazine.

 

Who can say no to chocolate? This strawberry Belgian chocolate heart is perfect for a pink palette and will be scoffed by your guests straight away.

 

You can read the featured article here:

 

Main photo: Courtesy of Brides magazine