Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Gift Collection 2015

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and our online boutique is full of festive treats and gift ideas.

For a classic Christmas gift, why not give our Christmas Chocolate Collection? There’s three box sizes to choose from, all handmade and filled with festive flavours including clementine & clove caramels, Irish cream & nutmeg and cinnamon praline.

Christmas Collection Boxes All Sizes

Christmas Chocolate Collection – filled with festive flavours, these handmade chocolates make a perfect gift for every chocolate lover

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South Manchester and Chester Food Assembly

We’re happy to announce that we’ve finally joined two local Food Assemblies, one based in South Manchester (Stretford) and the other in Chester (Hoole).

The Food Assembly

The Food Assembly is a new way of running a farmers market style event, but where all your shopping is done online and in advance. You then simply collect your order from the designated collection point, where you can meet the producer, chat, and enjoy all the benefits and interaction of a regular market. Continue reading

BBC Good Food Show Winter in Birmingham

Phew, the BBC Good Food Show Winter 2015 has come and gone, and we survived a hoard of some 80,000 visitors over four days! This was by far the biggest show we’ve ever exhibited at, and a heck of an experience (if not an absolutely exhausting one).

bbc good food show eponine stand

Our stand set up and ready to go at the BBC Good Food Show Winter, complete with chocolate cabinet and our new favourite toy – the hot chocolate machine.

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BBC Good Food Ticket Giveaway

It’s a bit hectic here with only a few days left to prepare for the BBC Good Food Show Winter next week!

If you fancy a chance to visit the show for free, we’ve got two complimentary tickets to give away to one lucky winner. All you have to do to be in for a chance to win is find the competition post on our Twitter feed, follow us and retweet. If you don’t have Twitter, worry not as you can also like our page and share the post on our Facebook Page.

The winner will be contacted directly. Please note that complimentary tickets are not valid for entry to the BBC Good Food Show on Saturday. Competition closes at Wednesday 5pm.

So much chocolate, so little time

Just about recovered after a manic weekend at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas, held at Manchester’s EventCity.

ideal home show logo

This was our biggest show yet, with a reported 40,000 visitors over four days. The venue was completely transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with festive woodland, live music, and snow machine! All the exhibitors also went to extra effort in decking their stands with Christmas decorations, which really helped with the festive atmosphere. We continued the feeling with a stand full of Continue reading

If I see another mince pie….

For our first blog post of 2015, we would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and thank everyone who shopped with us over the Christmas period – we hope everyone enjoyed their presents!

We’ve had a bit of a break after the Christmas rush to recover from a month of manic mince pie baking, sell out markets and lots of ribbon tying! There were also some very unique private orders, from bespoke gifts made entirely of chocolate, to our first ever doughnut wedding tower:

doughnut tower

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The goose has got fat – Christmas

The Christmas holidays are nearly here, and we are rounding off 2014 with our usual visit to West Kirby Farmers’ Market on 20th December. Pop down between 9am and 1pm for your last minute Christmas presents, or perhaps to stock up on mince pies. We also have a small number of traditional and jewelled Christmas cakes left, which will be available at the market.

Luxury Christmas Cakes

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Deck the stall…

With December upon us and Christmas just around the corner, it’s time for a quick announcement regarding Christmas markets.

We have changed up our product range a bit for all markets between now and Christmas. Sadly this means that patisserie is off the menu until the new year, but instead we will have a range of gift ideas and festive treats. This includes our confectionery in new presentation gift tins, boxes of festive biscuits, mince pies, chocolates, and our luxury Christmas cakes. If you can’t make it to a market, or would like to send someone a gift through the post, most of our range is also available on our Online Boutique. Continue reading

Santa’s web-elves built us a shop!

Our new website also sees the launch of our online boutique, so for the first time you will be able to purchase a selection of the most popular Eponine chocolate and confectionery products online for delivery straight to your door. No more waiting for the next market near you!

We’ve started out with a selection of Christmas treats like our ever popular Ultimate Mince Pies and their possibly even cuter Mini Mince Pie cousins. You can also purchase a selection of our new confectionery tins, and place pre-orders for our Luxury Jewelled Christmas Cakes, fed (liberally) with VSOP cognac and perfectly matured in time for the big day.

We will be slowly adding other items to the boutique over the coming weeks. Keep your eyes peeled for future announcements and maybe the odd special offer, or sign up to our newsletter to be kept up to date via email. As everything is freshly made without artificial preservatives, we are intentionally releasing some shorter shelf life products (e.g. fudge) closer to Christmas to ensure that all gifts ordered throughout December will be fine into the New Year………………if they last that long!

All our Christmas specialties and gift boxes will also be available at our Christmas market events between now and 20th December (you can see our market dates on the Homepage).

If there is a particular product you are looking for and can’t find in our online boutique, or you would like to discuss creating a bespoke gift hamper, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.