Friday, 1 April 2016

Chris & Christine Thomasson - Rivington Chocolates

Partners Chris and Christine  Thomasson are Horwich based artisan chocolatiers who formed  Rivington Chocolates in November 2014. 

Combining the best Callebaut sustainably produced chocolate with fresh tasty fillings using local produce whenever possible. 

They work from home, producing small batches to ensure our chocolates are always fresh, trying new flavour combinations and always looking to build and improve our product. 

They are excited to have made their first batch of bean to bar chocolate; 70% Ghanian dark; vegan – described as ‘Lush’ by a customer and it is hoped their second batch will live up to this.

Rivington Chocolates can be found every month at Bolton Artisan Market and other local events.

What is your favourite cookery or food book or publication ?
The Good Housekeeping Step by Step Cook Book, I've had it since I was 18; its been very well used.

What sentence sums up Lancashire Food to you ?
Tasty,comforting and full of surprises.

If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you like to be ?
A hippy or our cat Mo.

Which piece of kit could you not do without ?
I have a chocolate mould that is a beautiful domeshape- allows endless variations that look amazing.-

Who would join you at your ultimate dinner party and why?
Family and friends – always the most special times.

What advice would you give to your younger self ?
Be yourself, be yourself, be yourself.

Describe your style in three words
Classic, polished, and surprising.

What was your latest foodie gadget purchase ?
A grinder for making bean to bar chocolate

What is your greatest achievement to date ?
Rivington Chocolates and completing a triathlon

What is the worst mistake you have made ?
Not going with my instinct

Tell us a secret about yourself ? may be something we wouldn’t expect !
I'm a qualified scuba diver

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