In 2017, I took over and now run my own card and gift shop. I saw a gap in the card market and wanted to offer my customers something personalised and different - that is when the idea of the scratch cards arose. The scratch cards were mainly designed for surprises such as holidays, days out or theatre tickets, as in my experience I never had anything physical to actually give so the scratch card was a fun way to announce a specific surprise and a special keepsake.
In January 2020 I changed the business name to Cocoa & Paper to represent both my products together. Then as many of you are aware, COVID happened, meaning my card & gift shop, classed as non essential had to close for several months, so I decided to focus my efforts into my chocolates, working from home and I have never looked back. I now have my own unit based in Wing, Leighton Buzzard where I go everyday to make my chocolates (as during Covid, I outgrew my home kitchen and spare room rather quickly).
Thank you for all your support.