From Toddlers to Teens: Chocolaty Family Fun
Occasionally confectionery shops can be intimidating spaces for the uninitiated. Like in ancient libraries, experts search for gems in hushed voices. However, chocolate is for every one! Selling wholesale chocolate, I get an opportunity to see a wide range of products so I know that there is something out there to suit absolutely anyone. It’s your job to select the right stock for your store to ensure you bring a smile to the face of any customer.
Today we are looking at chocolaty delights designed to charm both children and their parents. All parents love to treat their children once in a while and these playful products help them do just that. However, quality is always key so my picks combine fun and frolics with seriously sophisticated tastes and textures.
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The call of the handbag is something every adult woman understands. Though this one is primarily chocolate, and not designer leather, your customers will be equally entranced. The stylish treat is made for little boys and girls who love to play dress up. It is eye-catching and fun and they will adore carrying it around, reaching into its magical depths and bringing out a praline treasure. Mummies and Daddies will have to work hard to stop themselves stretching out for a treat too as these creamy pralines are classy enough to seduce even the most discerning chocolate aficionado.
Often, when we discuss selling to children, we forget to think about those kids who have outgrown jungle animals and pirates but who still love to be treated by Mum and Dad.
These tween-or teenagers deserve sugary smiles just as much as their younger siblings. Our tech-y treats are a great way to entice these sometimes-grumpy teens into your store and make fun presents for adults to give their kids.
A language common to teens – and totally foreign to the rest of us! – is that of emoticons. We have a brightly coloured assortment of praline-filled milk discs ornamented with a range of classic emoticons, from cheesy grins to furrowed brows. These gifts make great peace offerings as the smooth, rich taste will appeal to adults as well as to their troublesome teens!
As a wholesale chocolate seller I love seeing other devotees getting creative with the presentation of their quality goodies. A great idea to appeal to little ones - and get them to drag their parents through the doors – is to use soft stuffed animals in your displays of children’s confectionery. Why not provide a few classic toys for them to play with whilst their parents browse? Creating a peaceful, family-friendly environment is sure to encourage repeat custom.
Try one of our lovely soft ‘eggie’ toys on top of a box of pralines if you want to satisfy both the little ones and the big ones. Your adult customers will rave over the soft pralines with just a hint of crunch and children will be enchanted with their new toy.
There are plenty of confectionery options in the world of wholesale chocolate that can please all parties without compromising on taste or quality. Give some a go!
Angelina Moufftard works for hf Chocolates, established wholesale chocolate suppliers with decades of experience supplying sweets and high-end chocolates to retailers across the UK. Working with the most dedicated suppliers from France, Spain, Germany, Holland, Belgium, the USA and the UK, hf Chocolates' great tasting and beautifully packaged products add panache to any sweet display.
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