Thank you once again to everyone who braved the weather to visit us this past weekend at Altrincham Market. Sadly, we won’t be there this weekend, but will return on 1st & 2nd November to see those of you able to venture out after the previous night’s Hallowe’en celebrations.
Continue reading Come rain or shine
This weekend saw our first double outing at Altrincham Market, and we were lucky enough to enjoy the space of a double stall on Saturday, which came in very handy considering that we had brought the kitchen sink!
Continue reading Double Trouble
Noticed a definite change in the weather this past Saturday at Altrincham Market, with the unwelcome rain and chilly wind.
Giant coconut & cherry macaroons proved a big hit, with one early customer even seen munching one for a very sweet breakfast! With no macarons this week, there was greatly reduced confusion about which is which. We’re back next weekend with both…. I’ve planned the explanation already!
Continue reading Rain, rain, go away
Double duty this past weekend – Saturday at West Kirby Farmers’ Market, and Sunday at the first Wilmslow & Alderley Edge Food and Drink Festival.
We also introduced our new “Valencia” patisserie, available for the first time at West Kirby Farmers’ Market – Dark chocolate mousse, orange jam, toasted almond creme brûlée on a Breton shortbread. From the comments on the day and afterwards, they were certainly a hit and will have to return again very soon!
Continue reading Here…There…Somewhere
Another fun weekend at Altrincham Market, and our first Saturday trading at the market.
We arrived armed with new flavours of mallows and three very different tarts (see below) – Chocolate & Salted caramel, Raspberry & Pistachio Breton, and Lemon meringue. I think the lemon meringue was our most popular.
Continue reading Macaron? Macaroon?
A quick thank you to everyone who came out and saw us at Altrincham Market. With the opening of the renovated market hall, the main market will be expanding to cover the whole weekend. This means you can catch us in Altrincham again on Saturday 20th September.
Continue reading Better get cracking…eggs
There’s lots going on for us this week, with a new market at Levenshulme on Saturday and back to Altrincham on Sunday for our first market following the opening of the refurbished market hall.
We’ve also been working on the development of new products and packaging, including new mallow flavours and a chocolate version of our ever popular salted caramels, made with rich 70% Valrhona chocolate. You can grab a bag at either of our upcoming markets, along with our usual range of confectionery and fresh patisserie, but you’ll have to wait a while to see our new packaging…. we’re still waiting for the labels to arrive!
Spent a couple of days this week at Chester racecourse joining the Taste Cheshire Retail Village at the Audi International & Roodee Challenge Cup Tournament (polo).
We arrived bright and early with a full stock of 8 different marshmallow flavours (including the new Cassis and Violet), along with butter caramels, nougat, pate de fruit, macarons, and all sorts of chocolates. With the sunshine overtaking the rain, everyone really seemed to enjoy the day. I think the main highlight for us was being so close to so many beautiful horses. Continue reading A Spot of Polo
It was lovely to be back at West Kirby Farmers’ Market this weekend with all of our new flavours of confections and patisserie.
The mallows proved to be a hit, with Praline & Chocolate being the most popular – we’ll have to bring even more with us next time!
You can see us making the Mocha flavour in the photograph to the right, with the dark chocolate being swirled through the rich coffee mallow. Continue reading West Kirby Weekend
Thank you for the very warm welcome we received at Altrincham Market this Sunday. The response was fantastic, and we hope everyone enjoyed their treats!
The live music was a real highlight for us, and we’re looking forward to hearing more next month. Continue reading Almost the kitchen sink