CHC Updates

The CHC Holiday Chocolate Pop-Up Shop in Waterville, Maine!

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Mark Simpson | 0 comments

Good news! Over the holiday season we're adding a cozy retail shop to our commercial kitchen so you can finally come and browse our wares. From boxed bonbons to gift baskets and holiday assortments of all our confections, you'll be able to get delicious handcrafted Maine-made and inspired treats for everyone on your list.

The doors to our Holiday Pop-Up Shop will open on Friday, November 25th and will be open through Friday, December 23rd. We are delighted and excited to be opening our doors to the public, something we've been asked a lot about and is now becoming a reality.

Christopher Hastings Confection Chocolate Pop-Up Shop

November 25th - December 23rd, 2016
Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00AM-6:00PM

Prepare for the most scrumptious time of the year!

Posted in Holiday, Pop-Up Shop, Store news, waterville

Spring has Sprung!

Posted on March 13, 2016 by Nate Towne | 0 comments

Every year after a cold Maine winter, my darling husband (and CHC Chocolatier) loves to chirp on the first warm spring day:

"Spring has sprung,
The grass has ris',
I wonder where,
The birdies is?"

(He's a delight until allergies set in. About a day later...)

Spring HAS sprung friends! Or if you're of a religious inclination, hath! It's a fun word regardless. But spring is here, which means new delightful flavors and holiday treats! 

For those of you into the St. Patties tradition and all things minty Irish goodness, we're bringing back our fan-favorite seasonal white chocolate confections, our Shamrock Shake Bars and Whiskey Caramel Riots. We're also taking our traditional Mint Meltaways and are making them even more minty and decorating 'em green for the big day.

For those of you into Easter, boy do we have plenty of goodies for you. From our handmade marshmallow "MEeps" (think Peeps but from Maine and made with real Maine honey) to our awesome Maine Sea Salt Caramel 1/2 eggs and Peanut Butter filled Peep Bunny Bonbons -- and don't forget our stunning 5" Dark Chocolate Egg w/ Hidden MEep Nest surprise inside! Of course we also offer an Easter Basket - custom orders a specialty and whimsy is on the house! 

On April 3rd, we'll be at The 2016 Chocolate Lovers Fling in Portland - it's a special event with a very special mission - it is the largest annual fundraiser for Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine. AND we're entering a chocolate into the official judging competition. You can help judge the winner too, pretty cool!

For those celebrating May and Mother's Day, we have some very festive packaging - and some amazing May Day fudge baskets with both penuche (brown sugar) and chocolate fudge. You'll also be able to find us at the Running with Scissors SPRING Open House on April 30th in Portland - we'll be selling some really cool collaborative edible chocolate art for Mother's Day and will have some amazing new spring flavors for you to try too. Hope to see you there!  

Oh yes, Spring is here my friends - enjoy! 

Nate Towne, CHC co-founder

Posted in Chocolate, easter, Holiday, may day, spring, St. Patrick's Day

It's Easter!

Posted on March 15, 2015 by Mark Simpson | 0 comments

Oh, we love Easter. Not because we're particularly religious, but because it comes at that  PERFECT time of year for a gay spring celebration. Spring is springing - so let's have some well deserved treats for making it through the winter, or rolling away a big bolder, whatevs!

From our decadently fabulous Easter Baskets to our snackable Pistachio Caramel Popcorn, our Easter holiday menu is meant to delight and astound the inner child in anyone. Check out the collection on our Order page - and don't forget our deadline, March 29th for all Easter deliveries!

Posted in Easter, Holiday