We can hardly believe it! We're coming up for our 6th birthday!
How can it seem such a long time yet so quick? I think actually we say the same every year! Well 6 years ago our lovely landlord took a gamble on a very enthusiastic chocolate lover, entrusting us with a beautiful building that we have treasured ever since. Those who have been part of our journey from the beginning might know the story already. We were given 24 hours to decide before it was to be offered to everyone else, so with a very deep breath I begged Michelle to give up her job at a very prominent tea room in the city and come on this crazy roller coaster of a journey with me.
So with a set of keys, a ridiculously small business loan, a lot of naivety and boundless enthusiasm we set about opening York Cocoa House. We had 3 weeks to open for Christmas and try and make enough money to keep going. It's probably just as well we were as naive as we were, had we known what would be in store we would never have done it, on reflection though, if I could have told my younger self the people we would have met, the opportunities we would have ahead or that now, 6 years later we're on course to open a real chocolate factory I would never have believed myself!
Thank you for your ongoing support and custom, and particularly those who have joined us with your investment into our chocolate making vision! Here's to the next year for all of us! We can't wait to share 2018 with you!