A little bit about me:
Hi there - I'm Cathryn Cariad and I produce fine handmade chocolates from my Victorian farmhouse, overlooking the beautiful Moelwyn Mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales.
As you will see from browsing around my website - I produce a huge variety of delicious, award-winning chocolate bars, truffles, salted caramels, and fudge; as well as wedding favours and chocolate gift items - including individually designed Chocolate Stiletto Shoes, chunky chocolate Dragons and Castles, and personalised Chocolate Champagne Bottles, Wine Bottles and Beer Bottles.
I personally hand-make everything featured on this site to ensure quality and attention to detail. Although I don't claim to produce my own chocolate 'from the bean' - I pride myself on sourcing and working with delicious, top quality couverture chocolate to produce products that I am sure you will love (all of the chocolate used is obtained from a leading Belgian supplier who has ethical policies against exploitation in the sourcing of cocoa products)
In addition to my website, I have a stall at a couple of local Farmer's Markets here in North Wales - Dolgellau Farmers Market on the third Sunday in every month, and Porthmadog Produce Market on the last Saturday of every month - as well as various Craft & Produce fairs throughout the year. I also have a selection of my chocolates in some small independent deli's, gift shops & craft studios in the local area.
I am pleased to say that I have always had wonderfully positive comments from the many people who taste and (luckily for me) buy my products, and I have lots of lovely loyal customers who return to buy my products time and again.
If you'd like to read more about my chocolates:
Have a look at this fabulous article from local author Jan Ruth - "JanRuthBlog - Words from the Welsh Hills" Chocolate Erotica
... or this from the Daily Post newspaper:
Penny's People: Secrets of sweet success for North Wales chocolatier
...or this piece from Kate Santon's informative and funny blog - "Twelve Miles from a Lemon - Rural Life and Food from a (fairly) Frugal Foodie"
In Praise of Chocolate