It has been a very busy couple of weeks for us at HC. It’s no easy feat starting your own business, but it’s chocolate, so whenever things get tough we know how to pick ourselves up! It’s a very exciting time for us as we have just received our Honest Chocolat packaging and have wrapped our first chocolate bars. We feel like proud parents!
This weekend we will be launching our product at the La Cigale Market in Parnell. Where could be better for our Nico to sell his French chocolates?! We have made many visits to the market ourselves since living in Auckland. It is the closest thing we have found to remind us of living in France. There’s nothing like a fresh baguette with Comté cheese or a pain au chocolat with a black coffee when you’re feeling homesick (even if you are British!)
This weekend we will be selling 6 different flavours of our chocolate tablets: Pistachio and Citron; Toasted Buckwheat; 70% Cacao; Blueberry and Raspberry; Feijoa and Coriander Seed; Marlborough Sea Salt. All our tablets are made with amazing Original Beans 70% chocolate.
We will also be selling 8 different flavours of our hand crafted chocolate bonbons. These are Toasted Fennel Seed; Salted Caramel; Raspberry and Ginger; Coffee Bean; Coconut and Lime; Cardamom and Blood Orange; 70% Water Ganache; Lychee and Rosewater. We are offering these packaged up in our small but perfectly formed gift boxes of six. We are working on larger gift box options currently, so hope to be able to also offer these soon. All our bonbons are made with a ganache centre that includes no dairy. We believe this showcases the taste of the chocolate and its quality.
We will also be selling chocolate coated almonds and quality dry store ingredients such as cocoa nibs; chocolate couverture; cocoa powder and cocoa butter for any keen home chocolatiers or pastry chefs.
The Market is open on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm, and Sundays from 9am to 2pm. It is a great way to start the day before getting on with other weekend activities or for those days when you have nothing planned and just feel like moseying along to see where your mood takes you. Come rain or shine it is always on and has plenty of cover for those wet days when no one knows what to do with themselves. We love the atmosphere of all those foodies in one place. Oh and did I mention there is also an amazing French wine shop?! Double points! We hope to see you there soon…