LindyPopChocs

HAND PAINTED & PERSONALISED, BELGIAN CHOCOLATE GIFTS.

Brighton, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2016

2,616 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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LindyPopChocs

HAND PAINTED & PERSONALISED, BELGIAN CHOCOLATE GIFTS.

Brighton, United Kingdom | 2,616 Sales

Announcement    PLEASE NOTE THAT I CANNOT POST TO THE USA & CANADA DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.
IT'S BUSINESS AS USUAL IN MY COLOURFUL CHOCOLATE WORLD! IN FACT, I CONSIDER MYSELF VERY FORTUNATE TO STILL BE DOING SOMETHING I LOVE, WHILE THINGS ARE VERY DIFFICULT FOR SO MANY OTHERS. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL MY CUSTOMERS FOR SUPPORTING A SMALL BUSINESS.
GIVE A UNIQUE AND COLOURFUL, QUALITY BELGIAN CHOCOLATE GIFT, TO BRIGHTEN THEIR DAY! EACH ITEM IS HAND PAINTED, AND ALL CHOCS COME GIFT WRAPPED AND READY FOR GIVING.
PLEASE ASK IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING PARTICULAR, AS I HAVE THOUSANDS OF CHOC MOULDS.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 21, 2020

PLEASE NOTE THAT I CANNOT POST TO THE USA & CANADA DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.
IT'S BUSINESS AS USUAL IN MY COLOURFUL CHOCOLATE WORLD! IN FACT, I CONSIDER MYSELF VERY FORTUNATE TO STILL BE DOING SOMETHING I LOVE, WHILE THINGS ARE VERY DIFFICULT FOR SO MANY OTHERS. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL MY CUSTOMERS FOR SUPPORTING A SMALL BUSINESS.
GIVE A UNIQUE AND COLOURFUL, QUALITY BELGIAN CHOCOLATE GIFT, TO BRIGHTEN THEIR DAY! EACH ITEM IS HAND PAINTED, AND ALL CHOCS COME GIFT WRAPPED AND READY FOR GIVING.
PLEASE ASK IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING PARTICULAR, AS I HAVE THOUSANDS OF CHOC MOULDS.

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About LindyPopChocs

Sales 2,616
On Etsy since 2016

GENERAL BACKGROUND AND CHOCOLATE INFO.

I started off as a part time kids party business, decorating chocolate lollipops and home made cake pops. When I was made redundant from my office job, I decided to try and make a 'proper' living from moulding and painting unusual chocolate gifts. My chocs are very personalised, (with colours, names and messages, added to the chocolate,) and each one made to order. Factory production and 'bang them out quick' are not in my thought process. I take a lot of care with each and every item, and the packaging can often take me as long as making the gift! Giving thoughtful gifts has always been more important to me than receiving them (although that can be nice too!)
Cakes and cookies are decorated to make them look more colourful and attractive, why not chocolate too? It can look so dull...and brown (or white!) Why waste the details of some wonderfully creative chocolate moulds? We add edible food colours and mix into icing, and often into the cake mix as well. My way of adding colour, is to hand paint with 100% edible food paints, highlighting the often hidden features of moulded chocolate shapes. A whole new colourful chocolate world is the result! Only the front of the chocolate is painted (unless it is a 3D item), leaving the majority of the chocolate untouched, and more traditionally recognisable. The taste is unaffected...they just look transformed.
One of my most popular gift sets is featured on "Awesome Stuff 365". Take a look here:- https://awesomestuff365.com/gifts-for-doctors/

******** I only use high quality, BELGIAN chocolate for ALL my chocolate range, including all the miniatures. ALL MY CHOCOLATES ARE SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS AND ARE GLUTEN FREE, BUT ONLY MY PLAIN (DARK) CHOCOLATE IS SUITABLE FOR VEGANS. MY FOOD PAINT COLOURS are all VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY and GLUTEN FREE. The majority of colours are also VEGAN FRIENDLY, but can be checked on request.
I make several items containing peanut butter, so CANNOT BE CLASSIFIED AS 'NUT FREE', however I only use specific moulds for the peanut butter items, with the remainder used for unfilled chocolates. ITEMS MAY CONTAIN NUT TRACES.

PLEASE READ MY SHOP POLICIES, INCLUDING MY FAQ'S, WHICH WILL HOPEFULLY COVER YOUR QUESTIONS RELATING TO SHELF LIFE OF THE CHOCOLATE, PAINTS, WHEN TO ORDER, ETC.

I work from a smoke free home, and have a five star food hygiene rating from my local, (Brighton & Hove) council. Luckily, I have just about reached the pinnacle of my choc mould obsession... as I am running out of space! I have hundreds of designs...and plenty still in my head....so please contact me if you have something particular in mind, and I'll see what I can come up with to make something special for you. There are so many sports, hobbies, animals, occasions and interests...it's impossible to cover them all in my shop....but you never know what mould or shape I may have, that could turn into just what you are looking for. Please message me and ask, there's no obligation..and I may even discover an interesting mould I'd forgotten all about! For me, GIVING an unusual gift has always been as exciting as receiving one. With a colourful, hand painted gift from my shop..... the surprise will be..... that it's edible too!

I am happy to post anywhere........ at any time of year... that my chocs won't melt! I'm trying to keep the postage costs down too, so feel free to contact me, if you want to combine any items and find out postage costs. I may have missed a few measurements and weights in the product details, but if you have any questions at all, please ask.

It's fun to make something different, and hopefully you will like at least some of what you see in my shop. Please contact me for customised orders via Etsy messages or by email. I am completely useless with social media, and concentrate all my time and effort, on keeping my Etsy shop an interesting and enticing place to be!

Thanks so much for reading.......and visiting!

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  • Linda

    Creator, Owner, Photographer, Packer, Shipper.....there's Just Me!!

    There is no doubt that I love CHOCOLATE! I mould and hand paint my chocolates, turning them into a more colourful and unusual gift. It's actually very relaxing, much like colouring in. I just sit in front of the chocolate.. and see what happens next!

Shop policies

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Last updated on May 8, 2020
Frequently asked questions
CUSTOM & PERSONALISED ORDERS/GIFT SETS

I am happy to make a special order for you, including any items you have seen in the shop, or on my website. Making a different number, or leaving out a design, is not a problem, if there 's a certain combination you'd like for a special occasion or person. I think often the words 'custom order,' can imply that they will be expensive........but to me it just means something different from the version already shown (Love doing something different most of all!)......It just means having it made more suited to the style, colour, variety, or person that you want. I will always do my best to accommodate, and will explain why, if I can't manage what you have asked for.

PRODUCT INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO A LISTING ITEM

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CLICK ON '+ Learn more about this item', (OR 'Details' IF USING A PHONE), TO ACCESS THE FULL LISTING INFORMATION, AS ETSY LIMITS THE AMOUNT OF PRODUCT INFORMATION THAT IS IMMEDIATELY DISPLAYED.
I have listed as much information as I can, on the items, including weights and measurements, but if you have any other questions, please ask.

HOW LONG DOES THE CHOCOLATE LAST + STORAGE INFO

All chocolates from my shop should be kept WRAPPED in a dry, cool, dark place to remain at their best, (storage in the refrigerator is recommended). I send care and allergen details, and a BEST BEFORE date (generally 8 weeks from purchase), with each order. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A USE BY DATE. The chocolate is perfectly fine for longer, (up to 4 months), but I find it useful to give a best before date, to encourage the recipient to actually eat it! Yes, it's chocolate, but I guess because it is more unusual than standard chocolate gifts, the danger is.... it may be thought of as ' too special to eat' for a little too long!
I generally ship and send my orders within 2 days of making them, so your chocolate will be at it's very best.

GIFT PACKAGING - FREE WITH EVERY ITEM!

I don't just like the chocolates to look good, I want the packaging to look like something I'd like to purchase too. My listings all describe the packaging, and the majority, include a gift box with ribbon (except lollipops, which are packaged and tied with ribbon.) EVERYTHING IS PACKAGED WITH LOVE, AND IS READY FOR GIVING!

I'm a bit of a fusspot, and while I love painting my goodies, the packaging can often, (almost) take me longer than the creative part! You may feel like you are involved in a 'pass the parcel' game when you receive your box, but I have to PROTECT when I ship, and this involves a lot of layers, and a lot of time.

ADVANCE ORDERS - CHRISTMAS & SEASONAL PERIODS

PLEASE ALSO READ MY OTHER FAQ; 'HOW LONG DOES THE CHOCOLATE LAST.'
As I like to make and ship my chocs within 2-3 days, it's very hard for me to cope with a sudden surge of seasonal orders. I understand that you wish to receive your order with the longest shelf life, therefore I am happy to agree a mutually acceptable dispatch date, for orders purchased in advance. These orders will take priority when the seasonal rush begins, and I may need to close my shop to new orders. Sticking to agreed dispatch dates is very important to me, both from an organisational point of view, but also for the peace of mind of the customer. I am happy to suggest timescales for overseas delivery, but can never guarantee them.

ARE ALL ITEMS 'MADE TO ORDER'?

YES! I list all items as more than 1 in stock, as many customers wish to order more than one of the same item or chocolate set. The item will also disappear from my Etsy shop when it is sold, if I do not list more than one available. That's why I never show only one item in stock...because I am always able to make more!!
PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK THE DISPATCH DATE (Also known as Shipping date or Posting date) SHOWN ON YOUR ORDER CONFIRMATION. I DO NOT sell 'off the shelf' items, therefore I have to mould, paint, dry and package each item, before they can make their way to you. ALL MY ORDERS ARE GIFT ORDERS!
IT IS VITAL THAT YOU TAKE NOTE OF THE DISPATCH DATE.... AND THEN ALLOW FOR THE ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES, AS SHOWN TO YOUR COUNTRY!!

WHAT'S IN THE PAINTS?

My paints are water (not alcohol) based and also contain, cornflour, emulsifier, soya lecithin, potassium sorbate, and citric acid. They are 100% edible, vegetarian friendly, nut free, kosher and halal... and are tested to the food standards required by European Union legislation. Paints are all used in small quantities, only painted on the front, outer surface, with the rest of the chocolate untouched. The taste is unaffected.

PLEASE NOTE : Some paint colours used, may include E102, E104, E122, E124, E129 which are labelled for European Union use "May have adverse effect on activity and attention in children". Please contact me if you have any concerns relating to E numbers (food additives) contained in any particular item in my shop.

ALLERGEN/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN INFORMATION

PLEASE ALSO READ MY OTHER FAQ; 'WHAT'S IN THE PAINTS?'

I only use high quality, BELGIAN chocolate for ALL my chocolates, including all the miniatures.
ALL MY CHOCOLATES ARE SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS AND ARE GLUTEN FREE, BUT ONLY MY PLAIN (DARK) CHOCOLATE IS SUITABLE FOR VEGANS.
MY FOOD PAINT COLOURS are all VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY and GLUTEN FREE. The majority of colours are also VEGAN FRIENDLY, but can be checked on request.

I have also made DAIRY FREE chocolate gifts, using my PLAIN DARK CHOCOLATE.

I make several items containing peanut butter, so CANNOT BE CLASSIFIED AS 'NUT FREE', however I only use specific moulds for the peanut butter items, with the remainder used for solid chocolates. ITEMS MAY CONTAIN NUT TRACES.

SHIPPING/POSTAGE INFORMATION

PLEASE ALSO READ THE 'Estimated Delivery Times' SHOWN ON THE ITEM LISTING FOR YOUR COUNTRY.

I have made every effort to ensure my postage and packing (P&P) costs are affordable and accurate, using the UK Royal Mail pricing guide.
PLEASE NOTE: Standard UK Royal Mail DOES NOT OFFER TRACKING...either in the UK or elsewhere.
A TRACKING NUMBER, IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON AN ALTERNATIVE SERVICE, as shown in the upgraded shipping options you can SELECT AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE.
Please ensure you select the right option for your order, ie. IF YOU WISH TO HAVE A QUICKER, TRACKED, SIGNED ON DELIVERY OPTION.....DO NOT select the Standard Royal Mail service!!
I've had very few issues,as I pack very well and note temperatures, but unfortunately HEAT MELTS!

CHOCOLATE INFORMATION & CARE

PLEASE ALSO READ MY FAQ; 'HOW LONG DOES THE CHOCOLATE LAST + STORAGE INFO'

Chocolate is affected by moisture, light, temperature, and exposure to air, any of which can cause it to 'bloom', ie. the fat particles rise to the surface, and cause a white 'chocolate rash'. It can spoil the appearance of any unpainted chocolate, but it is still fine to eat. In my experience, paint covered chocolate is less likely to bloom, ....but of course, it can still melt!!
Handmade chocolate that is not produced and wrapped in factory conditions, will not last like a bar of Cadbury's! Exposure to paints, and air drying time, mean that my chocs should be kept wrapped and refrigerated (when received), to protect the paints and be at their best.