Chocolate heaven with Sue Gilmour Chocolates
In June we are delighted to offer our Facebook followers a chance to WIN a delicious stack of chocolates, from local Herefordshire chocolatier Sue Gilmour.
Chocolates can be packaged and presented in all sorts of ways, and as the majority of people love sweets and treats, we think they make a great wedding favour! Here’s what artisan maker Sue Gilmour has to say about her wonderful world of chocolate!
What’s your most popular flavour?
After experimenting with many different flavours, it’s always good to see that our original Rose Milk Chocolate is still at the heart of our botanical range, as it remains the most popular to our customers. This Belgian Milk Chocolate, is infused with natural Rose oil, giving it that alternative Turkish delight like flavour. It is perfectly romantic for a wedding favour.
What’s your most romantic chocolate?
In my opinion, the Champagne Truffles are the most romantic of my chocolates, so great for a gift for that special someone! The creamy, milk chocolate ganache goes perfectly with a measure of Marc de Champagne, before it is rolled in more milk chocolate and finished with a touch of icing sugar! These little balls of chocolaty goodness are made to be eaten, and enjoyed together!
What are your tips for Wedding Favours?
You can have great fun with wedding favours and who doesn’t like a chocolate treat? Favours can be used as table decorations, place names, a memento of the day for your guests to take away or the perfect sweet-treat to enjoy with coffee at the end of the wedding breakfast. The obvious considerations are budget, season, colour scheme and theme for your wedding – and then do you want to have different favours for the men and women? Should they be child-friendly or a grown-up treat? Do you need to avoid nuts or are there guests who would prefer no dairy? There are lots of very skilled chocolatiers/confectioners who will be able to work with your brief to create unique favours that everyone can enjoy.
What’s on trend in the chocolate world for 2015?
Higher cocoa-content milk chocolate like our 50% Madagascan Chocolate. Ever more exotic flavours of chocolates and chocolate bars (and other foods and drinks!) are emerging all the time – we’ve recently tried Palm Blossom Caramels, Tonka Bean Infused Chocolate Bars. The rise of single estate chocolate is also continuing.
To win a selection of Sue’s amazing botanical bars enter the competition in June on our Facebook page here