Hollychocs

Hollychocs

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Very lucky to have such a talented relative. A great way to spend my birthday, thank you Holly.
Wow look at my fabulous tree and more hollychocs from . Holly and Ros . An amazing present.🥰❤️ Thankyou so much . Xx
There are quite a few indie shops open on Sunday so check them out for your unique and great quality gifts - forget about sitting by the door anxiously waiting for deliveries that don't arrive.

...and remember that most indies also sell online, if you are concerned about being out and about.

Here are some we know of *
White Chalk Gallery The Bay Tree Devizes @devizesbooks Beeze's and @littlebs.devizes The Emporium The Inner Yard Spotty Dog Farm Shop Superior Plants Plank's Farm Shop Hollychocs The Giving Tree

...and don't forget to grab lunch while you're here (scan the QR coded on the lamp posts for maps).

Have yourself an #indielittlechristmas

*Shop owners please let us know if we've missed you.
Oohh caramel week tonight !!

Hollychocs .. looks like they may need your help!!
First demonstrator back after lockdown and what a fantastic demonstration to have. Thank you so much to Holly Garner from Hollychocs . An excellent evening was had by all the branch members who came and the excellent tasting of Holly’s Chewy Caramels and her Soft Sea Salt Caramels. Holly is an outstanding Chocolate Engineer and we all can’t wait to try making her caramel recipes ourselves at home. Glad we have booked Holly again for next year to come and do a Flavoured Caramel demonstration with a workshop the day after. Once again an outstanding evening, excellent demonstration and great company. Fantastic to get back to all things Sugarcraft. Next months meeting is all things about Royal Icing.
Time for more Thursday thanks as we're overwhelmed with the support from some very kind businesses who are donating items or their time in support of #tommyssplashathon
A massive thanks to........
The Gourmet Brownie Kitchen who are donating a £10 voucher to spend in their shop
Grazing Thyme (Corsham) who are donating a £25 voucher to get yourself some yummy treats
Childs Farm for donating a selection of goodies
Oh Crumbs Bristol for donating a box of yummy treats
Laura Amies Nanny for donating 45 minutes of her time for a special 1:1 call
The Wave: Bristol for donating a £50 voucher to go towards an awesome day out!
Hollychocs for donating some chocolatey goodness

We are ever so grateful for all of your support for such a worthy cause
Time for more Thursday thanks as we're overwhelmed with the support from some very kind businesses who are donating items or their time in support of #tommyssplashathon
A massive thanks to........
The Gourmet Brownie Kitchen who are donating a £10 voucher to spend in their shop
Grazing Thyme (Corsham) who are donating a £25 voucher to get yourself some yummy treats
Childs Farm for donating a selection of goodies
Oh Crumbs Bristol for donating a box of yummy treats
Laura Amies Nanny for donating 45 minutes of her time for a special 1:1 call
The Wave: Bristol for donating a £50 voucher to go towards an awesome day out!
Hollychocs for donating some chocolatey goodness

We are ever so grateful for all of your support for such a worthy cause
Congratulations to all the winners at Tuesday’s Muddy Stilettos - Wiltshire awards, in the words of our owner Kim “The Best of The Best”. Beautiful weather, a delicious assortment of breakfast goodies, flowing prosecco and a courtyard full of inspiring small business owners, now that is a wonderful way to spend a morning!

It was so lovely to meet y’all
Previous Homewares Hollychocs Bride by Design Amber Louise Photography La Beauté Hair Studio Wild Thyme Designs Quercus Gallery Vitality Day Spa Timbrell's Yard Spotty Dog Farm Shop Jack & Poppy Ladytree Designs Precision Pilates The Methuen Arms

#theoldbellhotel #theoldbellhotelmalmesbury #malmesburylife #muddystilettosawards
⭐️ Who said it was too early to plan for Christmas?! ⭐️

Holly and Sam at Hollychocs have been hard at work preparing their personalised Glitter Advent Calendars. It was such a delight to work with them.

By adding their own logo to our stock advents, this was a simple and easy way to promote their brand while making the advent unique to them.

From 100 units, we can personalise any of our stock advents. Contact our sales team today to find out more ❄️💫
Super proud to be hosting the Wiltshire Muddy Stilettos 2021 Awards tomorrow! We’re passionate about celebrating local businesses🥂✨

#InLoveWithLocal #SupportLocal #TheOldBellHotel

Previous Homewares Hollychocs Bride by Design Amber Louise Photography Quercus Gallery Vitality Day Spa Timbrell's Yard Salisbury playhouse Spotty Dog Farm Shop Jack & Poppy Ladytree Designs Precision Pilates The Methuen Arms
If anyone has seen the Muddy Stilettos awards - at least 2 of of our good friends are through to the final voting.. and we'd love to help them win..

Hollychocs is in best food provider and The hiddenchef in best restaurant - both there with a few other other local businesses.. also Wild Rye Sourdough in new start up business... please take a look and vote. Its easy- click on the link and an email verification is sent to you. Click on that and it takes you straight through to the voting!

Let's help support local businesses !
Well would you look at that! My Flower Patch are through to the finals of the Muddy Stilettos - Wiltshire awards. WOW! and THANK YOU! to all those who helped to nominate. Now I need your help again. The votes are back to zero and I’d really love it if you could spare a minute to pop over and vote for My Flower Patch in the Best Florist category.

Please vote before 5pm on Friday 23rd July because only votes in this round count towards the final! Here is the link you need https://wilts.muddystilettos.co.uk/vote/florist

If you need any suggestions of who else to vote for we are thrilled to see The Equilibrium Clinic in Best Beauty Salon, The White Horse Bookshop in Best Bookshop, And Wolf Bridal Studio in Best Bridal Store, Sticks and Stones in Best Cafe, Savernake Nannies - Wiltshire Nanny Agency in Best Children’s Business, Hollychocs in Best Local Food producer, Suzy Ellis Photography in Best Photographer, Chalk Barn in Best Wedding Venue, Willow & Wolf Marlborough in Best Women’s Store and finally but by no means least Engineered Well Pilates in Best Pilates Studio.

What a huge list of fabulous businesses and that isn’t even all the categories - so please do go through and vote for your faves in all the categories.

Thank you for your continued support - it really does mean the world, and keeps my van on the road!

#muddystilettosawards #muddywiltsawards #supportsmallbusiness

Welcome to Hollychocs, where chocolates are engineered to perfection. I lovingly create small batches of handmade chocolates with a complexity of flavour that sets them apart from the rest.

I also teach the art of Chocolate through Masterclasses. At Hollychocs we love adding that little extra element of fun to our chocolate! We specialise in handmade chocolates, with a flavour for everyone, and our bake-at-home range which enables you to carry on the fun from the comfort of your own home.

Operating as usual

19/03/2022

E....

According to Frank Sinatra, E is even more than anyone that you adore can love...

On this occasion, we've been asked to make this for Emily! Happy Birthday, Emily.

Chocolatey wishes,

♥️🍫

18/03/2022

What an eggcellent day 🐰

(😁Sorry, not sorry)

❤️🍫

#hollychocs #chocolateengineer #eastereggs #chocolateeggs #easterprep

18/03/2022

SNEAK PEEK ...

Easter may seem like it's ages away but we are in full swing here 😀 🐰

Our range will be in our shop as early as next week but we can't recommend pre-ordering enough.

This is our first Easter with our shop open and we are very limited on space so we are making small production runs.

You can peek a bit more at the whole range on our website.

Chocolatey wishes,
Holly & Sam ♥️🍫

#MarchMeetTheMaker #sneakpeek #hollychocs #chocolateengineer #workinprogress #easterprep #minieggs #handmadewithlove

17/03/2022

Goals...

GOALS...

I've set myself goals and targets year by year, month by month and quarter by quarter.

They're always in line with our company focus and I enjoy working towards them.

However, if the last few years have taught me anything ... It's to be open to change, to be adaptable and to keep on putting your best foot forward.

Chocolatey wishes,
Holly ♥️🍫

P.s. I'm so glad I now have Sam to share the visions with now 🤩

#MarchMeetTheMaker #hollychocs #chocolateengineer #goals #dontstopbelieving #changeandadapt #bestfootforward #behindthescenes #wiltshirechocolatestudio

Photos from Hollychocs's post 17/03/2022

Homemade Ice Cream...

We weren't planning to restart our ice cream production just yet but this weather ☀️ is calling us to....

What do you think? Should we start making it tomorrow?

Chocolatey wishes,
Holly & Sam ♥️🍫

#hollychocs
#chocolateengineer #icecream #chocolateshop #sunnychocolateshop #handmadewithlove #handmadeinwiltshire

16/03/2022

CHOCARON

Where macaron meets chocolate - a match made in heaven.

We take a layer of homemade macaron, a layer of vanilla caramel and a layer of dark-milk ganache, encase them in our Tanzanian dark chocolate before topping each one off with a mini macaron. C'est magnifique!

The first of March's line up in the Chocolate Club Box ♥️

Chocolatey wishes,
Holly ♥️🍫

#hollychocs #chocolateengineer #minimacarons #macarons #cestmagnifique #marchbox #chocolateclubbox

16/03/2022

TIME...

Did you know we spend 2 days on each of our chocolates?

Timing is absolutely critical ... The time we take to temper, the time needed to chill, the time to allow the shell and filling to re-crystallise (fully set). Each step can't be rushed to ensure we get the perfect finish each time.

Chocolatey wishes,
Holly ♥️🍫

#hollychocs #chocolateengineer #MarchMeetTheMaker #time #workinprogress

15/03/2022

NUMBERS...

As a small business owner, there’s a lot more to running my business than the chocolate making.

In fact, chef hat/hairnet aside, I wear many hats; sales, marketing, bookkeeping, website upkeep, general admin, HR, design, planning & procurement to name a few.

As an engineer, it's probably not a surprise that I LOVE working with numbers 🤩... I calculate each of my recipes so that I can understand and predict the texture and shelf life of the chocolate before I make it.

And of course there's the accounts, balancing the numbers in and out, as well as carefully calculating our prices to support our suppliers fairly and to keep our business sustainable.

Chocolatey wishes,
Holly ♥️🍫

#MarchMeetTheMaker #numbers #smallbusinessowner #manyhats #chefhat #hollychocs #chocolateengineer #chocolatier

12/03/2022
11/03/2022

What a fabulous evening 🌟

Thank you to @wiltshirelifemag, the judging panel and sponsors for a wonderful evening.

We've really enjoyed it and loved meeting fellow businesses and hearing about some really inspiring individuals.

Chocolatey wishes,
Holly & Sam ♥️🍫

#awardevening
#hollychocs #chocolateengineer #wiltshirelifeawards2022

11/03/2022

Chocolate on tap? There was a time that this machine used to live in our kitchen at home 🤩 ❤️🍫

Chocolate on tap?

There was a time that this machine used to live in our kitchen at home 🤩

❤️🍫

#hollychocs #chocolateengineer #chocolatetap

10/03/2022

STORAGE...

I've lost count of the number of times I've organised and reorganised our Chocolate Studio to give us more storage space 🤔... We never seem to have enough 😅

We try to balance our planning so that we have enough stock to keep you, our lovely customers, happy and to not be overrun with back stock... We don't always get it right, but we do try our best and learn each time ❤️

Oh and these chocolate shard boxes... They are reduced to £2 to clear space for our Easter eggs.

Chocolatey wishes,
Holly ❤️🍫

#MarchMeetTheMaker #hollychocs #chocolateengineer #storage #neverenough

09/03/2022

HANDS AT WORK ... #hollychocs #MarchMeetTheMaker #handsatwork #chocolateengineer #chocolatetempering

HANDS AT WORK ...

Here I am tempering some chocolate which is super important for a lovely shine on the chocolates and to help them set correctly.

It's such a therapeutic task 🥰

#hollychocs #MarchMeetTheMaker #handsatwork #chocolateengineer #chocolatetempering

08/03/2022

BEST DECISION...

In September my husband, Sam, joined the business officially. It is without question the best decision we made!

Our most asked questions is "how do you actually find working together?"

Don't get me wrong, it isn't always easy. But Sam has strengths in areas that I do not and over the last few months we've been working out where best to place ourselves within our business. Sharing the business officially with Sam has not only lifted some weight from my shoulders but gives us more time together and as a family ❤️

Thank you so much for supporting us to this point. We're super excited about the future and have some exciting plans as we continue to grow with your support.

Chocolatey wishes,
Holly ❤️🍫

#MarchMeetTheMaker #hollychocs #chocolateengineer #husbandandwifeteam #smallbusiness #thankyou #bestdecision

08/03/2022

#InternationalWomensDay

I spent the day surrounded by fellow business women from across Wiltshire.

Such a friendly, warm & fuzzy event filled with inspirational talks from @socialbutterflydigitalworks
, @nickybevanmmc, @physiodownbelow & @michelle_eddahar

Thank you @suzyellisbrandphotography for capturing the day 📸

@businesswomeninuk
#hollychocs #womensupportingwomen #womenempoweringwomen

08/03/2022

The Pippa Bar

A Ghanaian milk chocolate bar puddled with a smooth-as-silk raspberry compote and a sprinkle of popping candy.

The idea of this bar originates from Chocolate Studio Assistant, Pippa. Pippa’s favourite chocolate is a creamy milk chocolate. She enjoys our chocolates with a fruity element and loves the sensory surprise of the popping candy. 

❤️🍫

#teamworkmakesthedreamwork
#hollychocs #chocolateengineer #chocolatebar #raspberrypop #milkchocolate #handmadechocolate

Photos from Hollychocs's post 07/03/2022

FAVOURITE...

A firm favourite among our customers, staff, family & friends is, without doubt, our Icelandic Lava Salt Caramel.

It started off inside a milk chocolate shell but now there's a whole range of items dedicated to it!

You can buy it dolloped in a caramel tiffin, inside a truffle pop, puddled inside a chocolate bar, filling our Easter eggs, swirled through our homemade ice cream, encased in a bonbon and even by the jar!

Have you tried our caramel yet? Let us know what you think?

It's won 3 awards on consecutive years ... I wonder if it'll make a 4th 🤔

Chocolatey wishes,
Holly ❤️🍫

#MarchMeetTheMaker
#hollychocs #chocolateengineer #caramel #awardwinningchocolatier #awardwinningcaramel #carameldrip #caramelchocolates #caramellovers #handmadeinwiltshire

07/03/2022

Our Easter collection is now available on our website.

We've added a Fragile courier service for Easter eggs too ❤️
(We recommend collecting if you can).

Chocolatey wishes,
Holly ❤️🍫

07/03/2022

Our Easter collection is now available on our website.

We've added a Fragile courier service for Easter eggs too ❤️
(We recommend collecting if you can).

Chocolatey wishes,
Holly ❤️🍫

07/03/2022

Our Easter range goes on sale tonight 🐰

7pm on our website. www.hollychocs.co.uk

We only have a certain capacity so if last year is anything to go by, placing a pre-order will be essential to avoid disappointment.

We're super eggcited to get cracking on with these 🐣

Chocolatey wishes,
Holly & Sam 🐰🍫♥️

#hollychocs #chocolateengineer #eastershop #handmadeinwiltshire #handmadeeastereggs

06/03/2022

The Daisy Bar

A toasted white chocolate bar puddled with a peanut cream and sea salt pretzels. Finished with a layer of our Ivory Coast milk chocolate.

The idea of this bar originates from former Chocolate Studio Assistant and good friend, Daisy. Daisy loved all things we made from toasted white chocolate and peanuts. She also loved our pretzel ice cream which we make in the spring/summer months. We’re thrilled that Daisy leaves this bar behind as her Hollychocs legacy.

#hollychocs
#chocolateengineer #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #chocolatebar #peanutbutter #pretzels #toastedwhitechocolate

06/03/2022

Move over Twix 😉

🍫❤️

#hollychocs #chocolateengineer

Photos from Hollychocs's post 04/03/2022

3 THINGS...

3 things about Hollychocs:

1. We host chocolate classes - we cater for all ages and abilities.

2. We have a shop - as well as shipping nationwide, you can visit our chocolate studio shop Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am - 2pm.

3. We have a chocolate club - each month we create 6 special edition chocolate flavours and deliver them directly to our subscribers. You can also by one off boxes too... Here's a sneak peak at the Easter box 🐣

Chocolatey wishes,
Holly ❤️🍫

#marchmeetthemaker #hollychocs #chocolateengineer #3things

03/03/2022

PLANNING...

Although it may appear we spend all of our time making chocolates, behind the scenes we spend a lot of our time planning.

We map out the year and our chocolate ideas before taking a day each week to calculate recipes, place orders, make production plans and even plan things like this, our social media posts.

My former boss at Cadbury taught me the very important lesson of the 6 P's; Preparation & Planning Prevent P*** Poor Performance 😁

Have a lovely evening.
Chocolatey wishes,
Holly ❤️🍫

#hollychocs #chocolateengineer #MarchMeetTheMaker #planning #6ps

Welcome to Hollychocs, the home of exquisitely made chocolates.

With a degree in chemical engineering, a successful career with Cadbury under her belt and a burning passion for chocolate there was only one thing for Holly Garner to do - become a chocolatier and purveyor of luxury chocolates.

However, Holly is no ordinary chocolatier and Hollychocs is no ordinary purveyor of chocolates.

Holly’s chocolates are lovingly handmade in small batches and have a complexity of flavour (eat your heart out Heston Blumenthal) that sets them apart from the rest. With a high cocoa content and low sugar, each chocolate is a blend of passion, chemistry and exceptional ingredients; all carefully engineered to provide you with the ultimate sensory experience. If only Michelin awarded stars to chocolate makers...

Holly’s chocolates not only look and taste incredible but are made using the finest natural ingredients sourced from Fairtrade and ethical suppliers. With a passion for all things eco-friendly, Hollychocs also supports local and small businesses and leaves behind only the tiniest of carbon footprints.

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Goals...
Chocolate on tap?   There was a time that this machine used to live in our kitchen at home 🤩  ❤️🍫
HANDS AT WORK ...  #hollychocs #MarchMeetTheMaker #handsatwork #chocolateengineer #chocolatetempering

Location

Address


Unit 1, Poulshot Lodge Farm
Devizes
SN10 1RQ

Opening Hours

Thursday 10am - 2pm
Friday 10am - 2pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm

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