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  • Handmade Chocolates....

    ......is this a craft?

    Should I allow them at my fairs?

    I think it is a craft, and that I should allow them (found out that I don't need a licence, but chocolatier must have up to date food hygiene certificate) but I wanted to know what the general consensus was about confectionary at Fairs?

    Jules
    Apple Tree Crafts
    www.appletreecraftfairs.com

  • #2
    If they are handmade by the individual concerned I would include them as a craft. In fact I was hoping to find someone locally who makes confectionary for a craft fair I am doing. Makes something different as well.
    Cynthia
    http://iforjonesdesigns.website.orange.co.uk

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    • #3
      some handmade chocolates are a work of art and there is quite a bit of skill involved in tampering the chocolate and plus it taste wonderful i think in will add something different to your fairs
      Jan xx



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      • #4
        I think handmade chocolates make a really great addition to a fair. I've been to a couple where they've either had handmade choccies or fudge. As long as they've been made by the person on the stall, I think it's a lovely idea.
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        • #5
          Definately a craft!!!

          Yes I think it is a craft. At Shrigley Hall Craft Fair today there was a couple selling lovely hand made chocolate and they were handing out samples so it was very popular!!!!! Sue xx
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          • #6
            I think its a good idea and hopefully people will appreciate the difference between the handmade confections and the other sort....
            Sue
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            • #7
              havent got a clue if you are allowed them or not but making chocolate is definately an art! I remember we had to make them in chef college, not as easy as you would think.
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              • #8
                There was a beautiful chocolate stand at the fair Tip Top and I did in Preston

                Especially as they're handmade by them, I'd also vote yes

                Shaz x
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                • #9
                  Hi Jules,

                  I think you should include them chocies and handmade fudges always go down well. Making them by hand I think would be classed as crafting - chocolates are poured similar to handmade soaps so think they should be included (just as long as it's not a cholcolate fountain - those things are a total rip off!!!).

                  Cheers.

                  Lisa

                  Bowed Over
                  Handmade Dog Collar Accessories
                  www.bowedover.co.uk

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                  • #10
                    i think you should be a little cautious and ask for samples for you and your friends to try before you decide.
                    Darren

                    www.turnerpens.com

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by aurrida View Post
                      i think you should be a little cautious and ask for samples for you and your friends to try before you decide.

                      Jules, I'll volunteer to try them out for you!!
                      full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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                      • #12
                        Me too me too - any testing to be done just shout!!! It's a tough job but somebody has to do it!!!

                        Hehe.

                        Lisa

                        Bowed Over
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                        www.bowedover.co.uk

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                        • #13
                          Ok.....

                          ...I think that's a 'yes' vote!


                          Himself is now knee deep in packaging samples, chocolate couverture and is busy scribbling down recipe ideas and trying to think of a name for this venture.

                          A few weeks back Himself decided he needed a craft, so he wasn't just sat with nothing to do at fairs.....as he's not crafty this gave me the horrors. I was imaging far too much money going out the window whilst he flitted around trying to find 'his' craft.

                          Then, driving along in the car one afternoon we hit upon handmade chocs. Himself is a fully trained chef, so he's not a total beginner. He did a chocolatier course as part of his training, and he has up to date food hygiene cerfisticates. And, he has a built in taste-tester........Me!

                          Watch this space......

                          Jules
                          Apple Tree Crafts
                          www.appletreecraftfairs.com

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                          • #14
                            A husband that makes chocolates and a chef.... STOP BRAGGING!!!
                            full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by beadsbydesign View Post
                              A husband that makes chocolates and a chef.... STOP BRAGGING!!!
                              Absolutely - we don't want to know. I was thinking you wanted to know whether to include chocolate makers in your craft fairs, didn't know you had a vested interest in the question. Seems like we will not get a chance to do the tasting then. Good luck "Himself" with the new venture.
                              Cynthia
                              http://iforjonesdesigns.website.orange.co.uk

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