In her free time, Pam Vieau would take cooking classes, from spices to sweets , she was always learning new things in food. After attending a class or reading a new cookbook our family and friends would be the lucky taste testers of her decadent dishes, pastries and sweets.
Then one day she took a chocolate class and walked out thinking “This is for me.” She came home, pulled out her homemade Toffee recipe, applied her new skills and made batches of English Toffee.Pam decided to give it to friends as holiday gifts. Her friends shared it with their friends, their friends shared it with their friends and soon her phone was ringing off the hook with requests to purchase her English Toffee. Pam received a call for a company wanting boxes for their customer gifts, Pam tried to explain she wasn’t a company just someone playing with chocolate, they didn’t care, people just wanted more of her toffee! Pam said yes and thank goodness for our large family, my grandmother, aunts, cousins, all helped Pam fulfill her orders. Pam realized she suddenly had a candy business, she traded a batch of her homemade oatmeal cookies for her first chocolate machine and named her business Chocolate Inspirations.
Her daughter Marcy wanted to tell the world what her mom could do and became her partner.
Today the mother/daughter team along with their team of women, including Charlotte, Pam’s 96 year old mother who packages the candy, create handmade, artisan, traditional chocolates & confections. This amazing team have received awards and rave reviews from USA Today, Food Network, Alicia Silverstone, VegNews, People, and of course their customers.