As an artist painting magical and uplifting pictures, who was also a foodie and a chocoholic, I was interested in quality chocolate, and was so inspired after seeing the film "Chocolat" that I began to experiment with various chilli and chocolate concoctions of my own, and embarked upon a quest to discover the secrets behind the best and most delicious chocolate in the world.
Initially I started to sell my chocolate creations alongside my art at exhibitions. This proved very successful, and I began to fuse my passion for art and chocolate by putting my own art on the packaging. In early 2008, l launched Chocoholly, with a mission to produce the finest quality organic hand-made chocolate, together with my own packaging I had designed myself. The rest, as they say, is history!
I have been greatly inspired by Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, she has been a real trailblazer for peoples rights and the environment, and an absolutely amazing woman. I admire women who've gone into business and become a success against the odds, like Jo Malone who has successfully built a luxury fragrance brand and now coaches women starting their own new businesses.
I believe strongly in the provenance and purity of the ingredients I use, which means everything is organic. No chemic