Chocolaty Choices-Mumpreneur, Chocolatier & Giving you a reason to smile!

 

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Everybody has a passion, whether it be race-cars, football, cinema or food & drink. There is always something that drives us. That keeps us interested and busy. But sometimes, when we become parents, time becomes a rareity. Jobs, childcare, family life takes over and it canbecome very easy to lose site of that passion. But recently, In the ever growing world of artisan food markets, Etsy, and food festivals, it is becoming increasingly more popular and easy to set up small food & drink businesses. This is exactly the case for new and exciting ‘mumpreneur’ Hannah Maiden, who set up her chocolate business ‘Chocolaty Choice’s in 2015.

           It was her family holidays to France & Belgium when she was young that first sparked her interest and love of chocolate. Taking in the sights and smells of the small artisan chocolate shops, peering over the shelves to take in the colours, shapes and flavours of the small masterpieces. Staring in wonder, as she unwrapped and subsequently devoured them, not knowing that some day, she would be sharing these same chocolates with her own children, and beginning to experiment as a chocolatier herself. She craved something bigger, better and more delicious. Constantly wanting to add a sparkleof funto her creations, her chief taster and judge became her eldest daughter.

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As most producers will tell you, when starting up a small food & drink business it is a matter of juggling homelife, full time jobs in other sectors, whilst still finding the time to fuel your passion for your product. Hannah began to find her feet as a chocolatier in-between working her fulltime job and caring for her family, using only the best quality Belgium chocolate and creating delicious gifts for friends and family. The feedback and reaction was a resounding success so Hannah began to sell her products through Etsy and other onlone platforms. Creating fun and exciting chocolates, from Unicorns, to Gold Skulls, to flavoured chocolates, Hannah’s range at Chocolatey choices offers something for everyone and every occasion, and she is currently developing new ranges for weddings and hen parties.

 

Shropshire is very close to Hannah’s heart, growing up in the county and she enjoys the countryside and the influences that It gives her in her business. Balancing time between family, work and her passion, Hannah hopes to continue expanding Chocolatey Choices and hopes to make the business her full time job in the near future. Have an event coming up?Want to see what all the fuss is about? Head to Chocolately Choices Facebook Page & Instagram, and check her out on Buy-From Shropshire’s website!!

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