Dear Friends & Chocolate Lovers,
We owe you an enormous thanks for the support you’ve given us since we closed our little store at Krog Street Market in March because of the pandemic. When we told you we were closing our retail operations, we offered you a 20% sale on our online store and asked you to spread the word.
Knowing our customers, we knew you’d pitch in--out of love for our chocolate, for our little independent business, for our staff or for us. But we had no idea. Since we turned the lights off at our store, we’ve shipped out over 1500 packages of chocolate to you and your families and friends--that’s thousands and thousands of chocolate bars in 12 weeks and almost double the total number of packages we shipped in all of 2019!
A family business means we're all chipping in! Plus a few of the thousands of packages of chocolate we've shipped in the past few months
Your orders have made it possible for us to rehire more than half of our staff and we’re hoping to be able to bring them all back. You’ve also allowed us to purchase more cacao beans from farmers and more supplies from our vendors and quite frankly, we’ve also given some of what you’ve paid us to charities and relief funds working on alleviating this pain for people who are feeling it worse than us.
With all of our hearts, thank you.
We are continuing our sale through Father’s Day and we hope you’ll make use of it before it ends and that you’ll keep telling your friends. And while our path forward has undoubtedly been easier than that of others, we and other small businesses around the country are still not out of the woods. Please continue to support your favorite independent businesses online--when you do, your money is spreading further and having a greater positive impact in communities than you might realize and it increases the chances that they’ll reopen their doors. For those of you in Atlanta, we have some exciting news to share soon.
With love and gratitude,
Dear Friends and Chocolate Lovers,
It’d be an understatement to say this has been a difficult week for us all. We hope you are doing well and staying safe. We wanted to give you an update on what’s going on with our little chocolate company.
We made the decision to close our one retail location at Krog Street Market on Monday, March 16th. On Tuesday, the entire market closed to the public. While we closed our micro-factory to the public, we are still making chocolate safely, hygienically, and responsibly as we always have, and are of course following every CDC recommendation to the letter.
We're proud of the fact that over the past five years we've grown from the two of us plus one employee making chocolate, working the cash register, answering the phones, and everything else it takes to run a business, to a team of twelve, with wholesale and online customers around the country. Over that time we've also won more than half a dozen national and international awards for our chocolate. We are especially proud that we offer a health insurance plan and paid time off to our full time staff, and offer three months of paid maternity (we're expecting our first staff baby next month!). Right now, we're working hard and thinking creatively about the actions we need to take so we can continue to honor those commitments we've made to our staff.
Now, with our retail store and many of our wholesale partners closed, we will essentially be an online business for the next couple of weeks, months? We don't know.
We have truly been overwhelmed by the support you and others have shown us during this time. There have been moments of reading notes of support sent with your orders that have moved us to tears and reminded us how strong our community is. We want to say a deep thank you to all of you.
We are continuing to offer 20% off all online orders with the coupon code "HEALTHY20". We hope you will tell your friends and family about our sale. We wish you all the best. Stay safe. We look forward to making you award winning, ethically sourced and produced craft chocolate for years to come.