So last year, the day after Mother’s Day, the UK went into our first Lockdown, which meant for us as a Chocolate Shop, we were about to lose our Easter Trade. At that point we had already invested in our stock for Easter. In the end we donated our unsold Easter stock to the NHS.
So here we are in 2021, still in Lockdown, approaching Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter again. What will this mean for Chocolate Lovers Chocolate Shop?
Well, this year we are better equipped to deal with further Lockdowns. Our online ecommerce platform means we can take local and national orders. We offer FREE same day local delivery to all LE16 and LE8 postcodes and a national 3-5 day courier service.
Sadly, we are missing out on serving our delicious single origin hot chocolates and Colombian coffees directly to our lovely customers. Instead, we are working from home and making up orders from there.
To keep thinking positively, we are keeping ourselves very busy:
- Working on our new range of self-illustrated greeting cards (available online in the next few days)
- Concocting a delectable range of Valentines cake sickles and chocolates
- Trying out new recipes for our best-selling chocolate muffins, including a melt in the middle salted butter caramel
- Making corporate orders
- Delivering to our customers on a daily basis
However important all of these activities are, it still means we are missing working in our high street shop, seeing our regular customers and greeting first timers.
Needless to say, we really appreciate your support through all of this and are hopeful that the vaccines will thwart this awful pandemic.
Happy New Year to everyone and we wish you all a healthy and sane journey through to the end of Lockdown and beyond.
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