Choc shop set to of­fer a ‘whirled’ of good­ies

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Active - BY KATE LALLY kate.lally@trin­i­tymir­ @kate­lal­lyx

ANEW choco­late shop is open­ing in South­port. Choco­late Whirled will open on Manch­ester Road, serv­ing up hand­crafted Bel­gian choco­late lol­lipops, piz­zas, sweet-cones and unique gifts.

The store is the brain­child of mar­ried South­port cou­ple Laura and Si­mon Stevens.

Laura said: “We’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to open­ing. Ide­ally we’d have been open­ing in a few weeks but due to build­ing hic­cups, we’ve had to push it back.

“We wanted the shop stripped right back to the bricks and it’s taken longer than ex­pected.

“The plus side is it will look ex­actly how we want it to.”

Laura was pre­vi­ously a pri­mary school teacher. She set up Choco­late Whirled in 2012, op­er­at­ing from home. Her two sons, Josh, 9, and Sam, 7, love mum’s job - and are al­ways happy to be ‘testers’ when needed.

Laura con­tin­ued: “Our main sell­ers are things like choco­late piz­zas and lol­lipops, but over the last twelve months we’ve seen a huge in­crease in re­quests for be­spoke items.

“For ex­am­ple, we had one lady about to cel­e­brate her co­ral wed­ding an­niver­sary, so we were asked to make choco­late co­ral.

“We are more than happy to get our cre­ative hats on and will do our best to ac­com­mo­date any spe­cial re­quests.”

The store will be sit­u­ated on Manch­ester Road, near to its junc­tion with Ley­land Road. Laura says the store will open in March - just in time for Easter.

Any­one wish­ing to make a pur­chase in the mean­time can do so at www.choco­late­whirled.moon­

Lol­lipops can be in­scribed with names of party guests

Choco­late piz­zas are a par­tic­u­lar spe­cial­ity

Choco­late Whirled will open soon at this Manch­ester Road site

These be­spoke choco­late shoes were cre­ated by Laura

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