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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- What flavours can we expect this winter?
Grinch Milk Chocolate
Milk Chocolate Candy Cane
Cookies & Cream
Chai Latte (her personal favourite)
French Vanilla Cappuccino
Dark Chocolate Cherry
- Where can readers find your products locally?
Online @ www.dabombhotchocolatebombs.ca
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