One of the most asked questions I get is how did you get into chocolate My answer is always I’ve just always wanted to do it since been a kid, their responses can vary but common ones are well good for you or wow, how did you know and I say I just did or they ask but it must of come from somewhere which I guess it did and this is what happened but don’t often share!
As a child I loved to read and my favourite author was Roald Dahl (as I grew older it changed to Jacqueline Wilson and now it’s Sophie Kinsella) I had all of his books with Matilda & Charlie and the Chocolate factory been the most read! I think my passion for chocolate must of come from reading the book. I always baked with my mum and then one birthday I got a Chocolate making kit. Well I was soo made up I wanted to use it straight away. There was a yellow plastic thing in it which was circular and had 2 dips in it where you melted the chocolate, you had to put hot water inside it then let the chocolate melt on top before putting it the moulds. There was only a limited amount of chocolate with it which didn’t seem to last long. Then I’d have to wait for my mum to buy me some more. There was also so wrappers for you to wrap your chocolate in once it had set but that very rarely got done before me & my brother ate them!
I was also obsessed with watching the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate factory.This us where your gonna ask me which ones my favourite well Charlie & the chocolate factory is 1. Because it’s got Johnny Depp in it 2. Because I prefer the Oompah Lumpas. In this one
So my biggest inspiration for my career in chocolate must of come from Roald Dahl so here on his 100th anniversary we dedicate a window too him obvisouly themed on one of my childhood books – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! We’d also like to dedicate this window to Gene Wilder who sadly died earlier this week.
On Thursday 1st September, Friday 2nd September and Saturday 3rd September we are holding dropin Chocolate Pizza Workshops between 10am and 4pm as our Celebration for Roald Dahl’s 100th anniversary. It will cost £10pp and will take place at our Chocolate Shop 122 Victoria Rd, Scarborough, YO11 1SL