The Holidays are Here Again!

Posted on November 22, 2018 by Nate Towne | 0 comments

We love the holiday season, truly we do -- and it is incredible to be experiencing them in Nate's hometown of Waterville, Maine. For Nate's entire life, Waterville has been the home to Kringleville, where Santa sits in his workshop between Thanksgiving and Christmas, meeting local children and hearing all about their Christmas lists. It's amazing - Nate used to visit Kringleville as a kid, and now our new shop at 24 Common Street looks out over its home in Castonguay Square. Pretty incredible to think about. You better believe Nate will be waving to Santa when Mark isn't looking...after all, he's got a pretty long list!

Another reason we love the holidays is we love the flavors of the holidays in Maine. Peppermint Bark. Marshmallows and hot chocolate! Toffee! Caramel popcorn! Fruit slices from the mall! Oh, we could go on. We're bringing back many of our customer's favorite seasonal flavors, like our Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow Sticks -- bigger and better than ever! We're also bringing some new flavors to the table, like our top customer request -- the White Chocolate Raspberry Bonbon -- and good ol' fashioned Peanut Butter too. Yes, we ship gift cards AND gift baskets. Adorable gift baskets! Striking gift baskets!

Check out our 2018 Holiday Menu -- remember our order deadline for shipping is Saturday, December 15th and all goodies will ship by Thursday, December 20th. If you want your treats sooner, just let us know!

Want a custom order for your holiday party or gifting need? We are happy to help - just give us a few weeks notice so there's plenty of time to pull all the magic together! Just call us at 207-209-0551 or email us at - we'll do our best to make your holiday MAGIC! ORDER DEADLINE: Saturday, December 15th

Posted in Holiday, Store news

Mother's Day and More

Posted on May 12, 2018 by Nate Towne | 0 comments

Well shucks - here it is the last day of our Mother's Day pop-up and we're just getting the chance to blog now. Goodness it has been busy! As we prepare for our last sales day in our kitchen -- we'll be working on our new space in the aptly numbered suite #207 in a few weeks -- we're planning on shutting down for a few weeks as we work on the new space. Exciting times for Christopher Hastings Confections, we'll update you on the progress as we go!

Posted in Mother's Day, Store news

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

Hello Waterville Maine!

Posted on June 04, 2016 by Nate Towne | 1 comment

Christopher Hastings Confections Worldwide Headquarters in Waterville MaineYou might have heard the rumor that there's a new chocolate shop in town - it's true! 

But we're kind of a 'secret shop' - we do not have a retail storefront, instead we have a commercial kitchen nestled in the heart of historic downtown Waterville Maine, right off beautiful Castonguay Square next to the Waterville Opera House.

This is a dream come true for us - moving from our home-licensed kitchen in Portland, Maine to a larger, more economically viable commercial space gives us the room and freedom we need to make MORE delicious chocolates! Huzzah!

While we are open by appointment only, we delivery to the greater Waterville area and you can pick up your chocolates here too - just don't expect a fancy retail shop! While we certainly plan to open a fancy retail shop in the next few years, our business model is focused on making chocolates for sale online, wholesale through retailers, and of course we want to create lots of fabulous custom chocolates for corporate gifts, wedding favors, baby showers, you name it! 

So we hope you won't be too disappointed that you can't just drop by to see all of our goodies - but if you order chocolates online and request 'pick up' you can certainly see our space, we'd love to introduce you to what makes chocolates from Christopher Hastings Confections so very special. And yes, they ARE special!

Give us a taste today - we'll be appearing soon at some fantastic local retailers and will be sure to get the word out!


Posted in Maine, Store news, waterville