The time thieves have been at it again – where did January go?
Well, it certainly hasn’t been a slow start to 2018. But as a young company, we wouldn’t want it any other way. We’ve been overwhelmed by the positivity towards our healthier chocolate!
Healthier white chocolate
We started January off by restocking all varieties of our milk chocolate as the Christmas rush had depleted almost all of it. We then decided to try out something new by making a one-off batch of our white chocolate. This was a bit of a gamble as white chocolate seems to have gone out of fashion, with most people saying they don’t like it. However, it seems most people don’t like eating so-called white chocolate that contains around 60% sugar and very little in the way of cocoa products. But as you would expect, our white chocolate is a bit different. Not only does ours have around half the sugar of most white chocolate, it also packs in a whopping 28% protein! The experiment has been successful with our white chocolate being extremely popular!
Scotland’s Speciality Food Show
January also saw us attending our first ever trade show at Scotland’s Speciality Food Show. As newbies when it comes to business, we must be honest and admit we were terrified!! However, there really was nothing to be afraid of. Our neighbour, the lovely Poppy from Rawnchy, soon made us feel relaxed and shared her top tips.
It was an amazing 3 days meeting customers and traders alike. We are delighted to secure more stockists including Peckham’s, Llicorella and The Kilted Frog. A special mention has to go to The High Street Delicatessen in Powys – we’re so excited to have our first ever stockist in Wales and our first stockist outside of Scotland! There should be more stockists coming on board soon, so watch this space to see where else you can buy our healthier chocolate.
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival
Finally we managed to cram in a visit to the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival – our debut in the capital. The edinbuggers couldn’t have made us feel more welcome and we had a ball! The atmosphere was a mix of excitement, positivity and supportiveness – amazing! Again, we met so many fantastic people and our white chocolate was extremely popular. Currently, we don’t have any stockist in Edinburgh, however, this is likely to change very soon, so watch this space.
So all in all, it’s been an awesome start to 2018 for Rebel Chocolate! Thank you to everyone who has been part of the journey.