A new handmade choco shop in Adelaide’s CBD has opened after a five-year wait.
The Handmade Chocolates cafe will be the latest venture by a local family in the region, with founder and owner of the original Handmade Chocolate shop, Sarah McCarron, relocating to Perth in 2017.
The shop has become a hub for local families who have grown up in the area, and Sarah McCarthons new store is a new addition to a local neighbourhood that she is hoping will help attract more people to the area.
“I think it’s very important for Perth, I think it is very important to get more people here,” she said.
“I am very proud to be from Perth and I’m very proud of our community.”
Sarah said the business was originally started by her father and older brother who were both in their 40s when they opened the first shop.
It was a great idea, but they both struggled to find their way into the industry, and after much struggle, the business shut down in 2012.
“We were really disappointed, really disappointed because we had been looking for a new way to make chocolacies,” Sarah said.
Sarah said there were no hard feelings towards her customers and was excited to be able to continue making chocolas in her shop.
“There is so much that we can do in the future, so we want to give back to the community that has helped us along the way,” she added.
Sarah said she wanted to encourage local families to try new things.
“As long as they don’t break the rules, as long as we don’t hurt anyone, we are all good,” she concluded.
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