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The Chocolate Festival 2012 roundup

First up, it is with immense excitement that I can announce our brand spanking new ONLINE SHOP is up and running! Get your Christmas orders in before Wednesday 19th December. Go, go, go!

So, The Chocolate Festival has now been and gone, and I am finally able to relax a little. Truth be told, I was a little nervous in the seemingly long run-up, planning products, ordering materials and ingredients, writing risk assessments, actually making the chocolates, packaging everything, and so on. I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard in such a short space of time (our chocolates have a short shelf life, so they all had to be made very close to the Festival). Luckily I had several generous helpers.

It turned out to be a fantastic event – 3 full-on, very cold days of talking and tasting chocolate with some lovely (and some eccentric) people. We made a lot of sales and got some excellent and useful feedback on our products and branding. A lot of people walked around the whole market several times and came back to us, choosing Kokopelli’s over all the other offerings. Many said that our chocolates stood out, that they were works of art, that some looked like marbles, that they were boldly flavoured (especially our lime chocolate). Every time someone uttered something like this, I got a little thrill and felt rather proud. Check out my hand-stitched banner, finished in the early hours on the first morning of the Festival!

The very talented PLAYMYMEDIA made this gorgeous short video showcasing our stall, in case you missed us:

Enormous thanks go to my helpers, without whom I wouldn’t have been able to do it – Memit, Mum, Dad, Julia and Eli. Big thanks also to all of you who came down specially to support Kokopelli’s! It was really lovely to see your friendly faces and kept me going when I couldn’t feel most of my body for the cold. ‘Til next year!

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2 comments on “The Chocolate Festival 2012 roundup

  1. My girlfriend and I were in London by chance that weekend and we really enjoyed the chocolate festival. We bought chocolate from many different stalls and we’ve been enjoying and comparing them over Christmas. But your chocolates were definitely our favourites. Superb chocolate, really delicious, interesting flavours and so attractive too. I wish we’d bought more!

    • Thanks very much for your kind words Martin! It means a lot and I appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely comment. I’m so glad you enjoyed our chocolates – now that our online shop is open I hope you will be in touch again soon 🙂

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