This is for all you chocoholics out there!!! Yesterday lunch time, my 10 and 7 year old girls, several other excited chocolate loving adults and children arrived at Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory in East Belfast. Aunt Sandra’s will be having live demos at Friends’ Goodwill Music Festival 2019 which will be held in Larne on 11th and 12th May (check links for details).
All we were told was to not have eaten any lunch and to have lots of fun. Aunt Sandra’s is a family run business now into its fourth generation (Michael). The original shop was opened in the 1940’s by Willie. Aunt Sandra joined in 1953 and handed it over to Jim and David in 1989. Michael took over this year.
The store is synonymous with all things sweet, chocolate and the famous Yellow Man, which The Hairy Bikers came for!!
Veruca Salt from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory has also been a visitor and she presented some excellent paraphernalia which is on display.
Onto the show and chocolate fun. Uncle Jim was our host and was full of (jelly) beans!! He presented his show with great enthusiasm and had us all participating. He went through the history of the store and made us pay attention as there was to be a quiz at the end!!!
Our first task was to make a chocolate bar in the shape of a ginger bread man and decorated with sweets being mini mallows, jelly beans, smarties and milk chocolate buttons. Suffice to say the kids and a good few adults were busily scoffing!!
We then made a chocolate pizza, again decorated as above and with addition of honey comb dust!! To finish off we had marshmallows dipped in warm, melted milk chocolate…..
By now the kids and adults were starting to feel the effects of the sweets and chocolate!!! Jim gave us our quiz and presented us with big red dummies for the kids and lollipops for us!! The best bit was that we got to take our chocolate marvels home to eat!!!
Also available are Wonka bars and bags/boxes of honeycomb and Yellow Man.
You can also take part in the story telling and the chocolate making experience by booking your party at Aunt Sandra’s, ranging from £8-12 per person up to maximum of 25 persons. This is a great place for kids parties (finger food is included depending on which party you book).
Pay them a visit for a cuppa, a snack, some sweeties or the parties, and check out the Friends’ Goodwill Music Festival 2019 .
Thanks to Michelle and Uncle Jim for the magic!!!