Get to know Choctails
In our Get to Know series we offer a deeper insight into the incredible brands we have coming to the Spirit Show London. Highlighting the wonderful people and intricate processes behind theÂ brands.
Tell us a bit about Choctails
Choctails was founded by husband and wife team Simon and Hilary Delamare. Simon’s suggestion of putting cocktail flavours into chocolate took Hilary’s chocolate-making hobby to new heights, until in May 2012 the decision was made to turn the hobby into a full time business. The domestic kitchen became a production factory by day and the dining room was given up to become a chocolate store.
Choctails sells into Harvey Nichols and Selfridges as well as a number of independent farm shops, delis and wine shops throughout the UK.
What will you bringing to the Spirit Show?
We will be showcasing our extended range of boxed chocolates, ideal for Christmas gifts, including our limited edition Festive Collection which includes such delights as the Chocolate Orange Martini and the Snowball.
Our ever popular Classic Cocktail collection contains our award winning Pina Colada, as well as Simon’s favourite – the Long Island Iced Tea. Our chocolate bars have also been given a new look for 2016. We’ll also have some limited edition collections made with small batch artisan spirits.
Describe the taste in 3 words
Luxurious alcoholic truffles
Why should I try it?
If you like chocolate and you like cocktails, you’ll love Choctails.
Add a touch of decadence to your dinner party. The ideal gift for the cocktail lover in your life or a perfect way to say ‘thank you’. Our hand crafted chocolate selections never fail to delight!
Our luxury handmade chocolate collections contain a selection of dark, milk and white chocolates including the Peach Bellini, Mojito and Pina Colada. An indulgent treat for any occasion, or just to spoil yourself because you deserve it.
Do you have any predictions about what we will be the next big spirits trend?
Gin has been extremely popular over the last 12 months and we’ve been working on chocolates with a variety of flavoured gins and gin botanicals.
Vodka is always a winner, and some of the flavoured vodkas are fantastically creative. However, we’re excited by some of the new styles of rum we’re seeing in the marketplace. It’s a perfect partner to chocolate and works well in caramel, sauces and spreads too.
Choctails want to ensure that their chocolate not only looks and tastes great but that sourcing and processing of the ingredients has been done according to green, fair and ethical standards. That’s why all of their chocolates are made from sustainably grown cocoa.
A wide range of Choctails chocolates will be at the Spirit Show London.
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