LindyPopChocs

HAND PAINTED & PERSONALISED, BELGIAN CHOCOLATE GIFTS.

Brighton, United Kingdom
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Announcement    GIVE A UNIQUE, HAND PAINTED AND COLOURFUL, QUALITY BELGIAN CHOCOLATE GIFT, TO BRIGHTEN THEIR DAY! MOST CHOCS CAN BE PERSONALISED, (ON THE CHOC, NOT JUST WITH A PAPER GIFT TAG MESSAGE. ) ALL PRODUCTS COME GIFT WRAPPED AND READY FOR GIVING. **** PLEASE NOTE THAT I WORK ALONE AND CAN THEREFORE ONLY TAKE A LIMITED NUMBER OF ORDERS PER WEEK. *****
PLEASE ASK IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING PARTICULAR, AS I HAVE HUNDREDS OF CHOC MOULDS IN WAITING!

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Last updated on Oct 14, 2022

GIVE A UNIQUE, HAND PAINTED AND COLOURFUL, QUALITY BELGIAN CHOCOLATE GIFT, TO BRIGHTEN THEIR DAY! MOST CHOCS CAN BE PERSONALISED, (ON THE CHOC, NOT JUST WITH A PAPER GIFT TAG MESSAGE. ) ALL PRODUCTS COME GIFT WRAPPED AND READY FOR GIVING. **** PLEASE NOTE THAT I WORK ALONE AND CAN THEREFORE ONLY TAKE A LIMITED NUMBER OF ORDERS PER WEEK. *****
PLEASE ASK IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING PARTICULAR, AS I HAVE HUNDREDS OF CHOC MOULDS IN WAITING!

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About LindyPopChocs

Sales 4,407
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, not just a gift tag.) Everything is 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!
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! 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!

It's also fun to make something different, so 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!

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Last updated on Jan 8, 2022

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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 'Item Details', TO ACCESS THE FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE ITEM, 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. I provide the info, but it's down to you, the customer to read it..... BEFORE you decide to purchase it!

HOW LONG DOES THE CHOCOLATE LAST + STORAGE INFO

All chocolates from my shop SHOULD BE KEPT WELL WRAPPED and in the FRIDGE. This protects the chocolate and the food paints.
I send STORAGE 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 if stored in the fridge), 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!

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 delay despatch by +21 days from your date of purchase. This is the maximum delay period allowed by Etsy, before my shop is penalised.
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 DESPATCH 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 DESPATCH 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.

UK PARCELS are sent using Royal Mail 1st class signed for service (delivery time of 1-2 days), which must be added to my processing times, which do vary. All items are MADE TO ORDER so I cannot make and send the next day!

INTERNATIONAL PARCELS - are sent using Royal Mail 1st class tracked service, or select a tracked + signed service (extra cost).

I pack very carefully and note temperatures at the destination address, but unfortunately HEAT MELTS! PLEASE THINK ABOUT THE TEMPERATURES IN YOUR AREA WHEN ORDERING! Photos of broken items are required in order for me to make a claim with Royal Mail, who will require your details to verify the claim.

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 well wrapped and refrigerated (when received), to protect the paints and be at their best.