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Looking ahead to 2017

Filed in Blog, Hello, News, workshops by on 8th January 2017 0 Comments • views: 349

So we are finally out of the chasm of Christmas and New Year – I believe it really is “back to school” for us all now!

2016 was a magical and crazy year for us – we made many new friends both personal and business.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • We took on the lovely Ella as part of the team.
  • We ran our first family workshops at Claremont Farm and also started our workshops at REX Liverpool.
  • We were delighted to be asked to run the Albert Dock Easter Sessions.
  • We ran lots of Hen Parties at the lovely Siren Cafe.
  • We were filmed by the lovely Rachel Rhodes for The Guide Liverpool.
  • We took part in the Queen’s 90th Celebrations in Wallasey Village.
  • We schemed and plotted with Squidges to bring you Creepy Creations at Claremont and were aided and abetted in this by Readnowwritenow and AlrightPetal.
  • We enjoyed the Summer Arts Market with Open Culture and were blown away by the amazing Winter Arts Market at the Anglican Cathedral!
  • We were named as one of the Small Business 100 and were so very honoured to be amongst the other amazing businesses that were chosen.
  • We went to Downing Street and made it on time!!

Phew! What a fab year that was for us and we were so truly thankful for all the support from all of our friends and family along the way.

We have had a break now and had some lovely family and friends time and Christmas and New Year Celebrations do indeed seem a dim and distant memory.

So here we are on the brink of 2017 and hoping that it will be as blessed. We are already hatching plans for Valentines Day and Easter (Not quite making anything for those yet!!)

We have been taking school workshop bookings as well as hen parties and are now in the process of sorting out further workshops for the gifted Workshop Vouchers out there.

Do watch this space for more news – hope this year is good to you too :)

 

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Our cherry bars are back in stock!

Filed in Blog, News by on 17th June 2015 0 Comments • views: 934

They’re back…

After scouring many shops, websites round the world and market stalls we are delighted to announce that we have sourced the right cherries and our very popular sour cherry bars are now back in stock!! They are available on our online shop and also available from Claremont Farm Shop.

CHERRY MILK

10 YEARS OLD!

Filed in Blog, Event Details, News by on 10th February 2015 0 Comments • views: 822

We are very excited that on this Saturday (14th February) The Chocolate Cellar will be celebrating it’s 10th Birthday!

It has been 10 years since Bala  decided to sell chocolates at Wirral Farmers Market and took on her first stall. It has been a fabulous journey with amazing support from our wonderful customers.

As a “Thank You” to our loyal customers, we are having a “Golden Ticket” Giveaway. 100 envelopes will be given out to our customers on Saturday 14th February at Wirral Farmers Market –  10 of these will contain Golden Tickets. These tickets will allow entry to a Special Chocolate Making Workshop being held on 11th April 2015  at New Ferry Village Hall from 2pm to 4pm.

 

Good Luck – we hope to see you there!






… and again!

Filed in Blog, News by on 1st October 2014 0 Comments • views: 706

Wasn’t expecting our next blog to be another Thank you , but thank you so much to all who voted for us in the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival Awards … we were truly surprised, delighted and honoured.

 

 

In the mag!

Filed in Blog, News, No Category by on 27th February 2013 0 Comments • views: 656

We were very excited when Cheshire Life asked to come along and see a preview of our Easter Collection.

It was a great day. Kirsty, their photographer,  arrived first. As we had everything ready our own photographer Hollie of Rivington Photography was also there to photograph the eggs.

We prepared all the eggs and selections that we were offering for both Mothers Day and Easter. Both photographers were completely inobtrusive as we worked around the chocolate room.

Emma the journalist arrived, and I felt I had so much to say that poor Emma had barely five minutes to sit down before out came a tirade of what had been happening with the Chocolate Cellar in the past year.

Since we closed the shop in December 2011 we have kept a fairly low profile in order to get used to our new way of working. We have been working with farm shops, cafes, bars, hotels, schools and also on our online shop.  Behind that change we carry the same values and principles. It was really good to stop and think and talk about the business and how we have adapted to current times.

Thank you Emma for listening and providing us with the opportunity to pause for a while and think!

Here are some photos that Hollie took. The full Easter collection will be online very shortly and will also be on sale at the International Market in Liverpool from 28th to 31st March.

 

 

Spring Break! views: 30

So – our pledge of writing a regular blog sort of faded into the background as we crazily made chocolate for Mothers’ Day and Easter. We hope you managed to follow us on Instagram as we absolutely loved taking part in  the #MarchMeetTheMaker Challenge – this was set by Joanne Hawker and many of our […]

Do we really need these reminders? views: 147

This week has seen us being inundated with love and kindness. It has been Galentine’s Day, Valentines Day and Random Acts of kindness Day – all between Monday and Friday. What a week!! It is sad that we have to have days to remember to have fun with our female friends, to say “I love […]

It’s this Saturday…. views: 243

Quite often, as small independent businesses, it is easy to get lost in the day to day running of the business. There are always deadlines to be met, phonecalls to be made, leads to be followed up.   The big picture can often get lost in the big buzz of business. This is why we […]

Moulds and Chocolate views: 353

Moulding chocolate is one of the topics we are often asked about when we do chocolate demonstrations or workshops. So firstly – let’s talk about the spelling. From the Grammarist website, here is clarification whether it should be mold or mould! … Mold vs. mould American English has no mould, and British English has no […]