The Sweet Life

Susan Hawley turned a layoff “from her big girl job” in January 2021 due to the pandemic into a delicious business and her hot chocolate bombs became a hit, in other words… Da bomb!


Her specialty hand crafted hot chocolate bombs come in a variety of flavours  that are as beautiful as they are delicious. She also does custom orders of chocolate dipped strawberries that are artfully decorated.



  1. What was your inspiration for DaBomb Hot Chocolate Bombs?


Christmas 2020…I, like so many others discovered this trending and viral creation and saw the potential for this to be a viable business. I literally bought molds and chocolate that same day and began experimenting, my kids were happy to be guinea pigs!


  1. What was your first big aha moment?


I think that the first real aha moment occurred when someone who wasn’t a family member saw my hot chocolate bombs and commented on how beautiful and delicious looking they were, and proceeded to order some. Hearing praise and positive feedback from a stranger was the moment I knew with certainty that this business could succeed.


  1. What advice would you give someone starting a foodie business?


Number one thing I can say as it relates to my business, is NEVER sacrifice the quality of your product for quantity!!! It may seem like a quick way to increase your profits, but in the long run people will ultimately be drawn towards and return for the quality of your product.


  1. What flavours can we expect this winter?


Grinch Milk Chocolate

Salted Caramel


Milk Chocolate Candy Cane

Ferrero Rocher

Buttered Rum

Irish Cream

Cookies & Cream

Chai Latte (her personal favourite)

French Vanilla Cappuccino

Egg Nog

After Eight

Dark Chocolate Cherry


  1. Where can readers find your products locally?


Online @

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