Frequently asked questions about our chocolates, confectionery and patisserie.
If you cannot find the answer to your question in the FAQ list below, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
Q. Where are your products produced?
A. All items are completely handmade in our kitchen, which has been given the highest Food Hygiene rating of 5 by the local council.
Q. Are your products suitable for people with allergies?
A. All our products are made in an environment where nuts, flour, soya, peanut, eggs and dairy are used, so we cannot guarantee that any product will not contain traces of these ingredients. We are always happy to advise you further on the ingredients and allergens in any of our products.
Q. Are your products suitable for vegetarians/vegans?
A. Whilst most of our products are vegetarian-friendly, we do use gelatine in a small number of items. As the majority of our products contain dairy, they are not suitable for vegans unless specifically stated in the product description. We are able to cater for most dietary requirements, so please get in touch to discuss your ideas.
Q. Where can I purchase your patisserie products?
A. Our fresh patisserie is available directly from us at various markets we attend throughout the North West and Greater Manchester area. We can also supply patisserie for weddings, parties and events – please contact us to make an enquiry.
Q. I have tried an Éponine product which is not available in the online boutique – can I still order more?
A. Many of our products are seasonal and our current range changes frequently. Most items can be made to order, however minimum order quantities may apply. Please contact us with your enquiry and we will be happy to advise you.
Q. What is the shelf life of your chocolates?
A. Our truffles and filled chocolates are all made without additives or preservatives and should be consumed within 10 days. Solid chocolate bars and non-filled items have a much longer shelf life.
Q. How should I store your chocolates?
A. Chocolates are best stored in a cool, dry place rather than in the fridge. If room temperature is above 25 °C, we suggest fully wrapping with cling film or placing in an air tight box, then storing in the fridge (for best results, allow the chocolates to warm to room temperature before unwrapping and enjoying).
Q. What is the shelf life of your confectionery?
A. Most of our confectionery have a shelf life of up to 4 weeks. As all products are freshly produced, they are best enjoyed shortly after purchase. Please see individual products for further information, or contact us and we will be happy to advise you further.
Q. What is the shelf life of your patisserie?
A. All our patisserie is freshly produced using natural ingredients, fresh fruit and dairy, with no artificial preservatives. To enjoy them at their best, eat on the day of purchase. We advise that all our patisserie products should be eaten within 2-3 days of purchase.
Q. How should I store your patisserie products?
A. If patisserie products are not to be eaten on the day of purchase, we suggest transferring them to an air tight container before refrigerating. To enjoy your patisserie at its best, remove from the fridge about 15 minutes before eating and allow to warm up slightly.