We've made some changes!

Wow, how fast has the last 10 months gone? Since launching our Hot Choccy website and releasing our great range of flavoured drinking chocolate powders onto the world in December 2012 we’ve learnt so much. From never having owned or run a business before, to starting our own from scratch, the journey to this point has been both challenging and exhilarating at the same time.

We’ve done a lot right, and we’ve made some mistakes. We’ve received plenty of feedback, a lot of it positive, as well as some very valuable constructive criticism, all of which we’ve taken on board. After all, it’s wonderful to get praised and it makes us feel good, but it’s learning from our mistakes that help us to improve and grow as a business.

As such we’ve been making some considerable changes behind the scenes over the past month or so to bring you an even better product.

1. We’ve changed the name! While our company is still called Hot Choccy, our range of flavoured drinking chocolate powders will now be called ‘Choccy Powder’. We did this because not only are our powders perfect for making hot chocolate drinks, they’re equally as delicious as a cold drink as well.

2. We’ve changed the ratio of raw organic cacao powder and Belgian chocolate! We’ve increased the percentage of Belgian chocolate we use across our seven flavours. As a result, not only will you experience a fuller flavour, you’ll also experience a creamier texture. Win-win! As such the nutritional information has also changed slightly.

3. We’ve added a new flavour! Unfortunately our 07 Lemon Hot Choccy didn’t sell so well, which is disappointing because we loved it and it had a small cult following. But we guess people aren’t ready for lemon chocolate yet, so instead we’ve introduced 07 White Choccy Powder! We had a lot of people requesting a white chocolate version, so we decided to do something about it. We hope you love it as much as we do! So now our range is Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Caramel, Orange, Strawberry, Mocha (formerly Cappuccino) and White.

4. We’ve redesigned the rear label! There’s a lot more information for our customers now. We’ve expanded the list of ingredients to include every single ingredient, not just the compound ingredients of raw organic cacao powder, pure Belgian chocolate and organic Stevia extract. It shows that all of our products are gluten free; our business is Australian owned and products are made using the finest imported ingredients; a minor update of our instructions to remove any confusion; and our full range of social media links.

5. We’ve changed the sizes! As you know our range came in 70g, 100g and 250g varieties, but we’ve done away with the 250g bags and now offer 75g sachets and 150g jars. The packaging is the same, but we’ve filled the jars to the top and now we have two distinctly differing sizes to choose from. As such there is now a new price structure, with our 75g sachets $6.95, and our 150g jars $14.95.

6. We’ve sealed the jar from the inside! Our rear sticker used to curl up over the jar and onto the lid to provide a seal, but some customers in our stockists stores were inadvertently opening them to have a sniff, thus breaking the seal. Now we seal the jars from the inside and have removed the external seal so it is now totally tamper proof.

So there you have it, lots of changes made after receiving quality feedback from our loyal customers.

To celebrate this important milestone in the short history of our company, we’re giving everyone a 20% discount on their online purchases until Sunday November 3. All you need to do is use the code ‘CHANGES’ to receive the discount, but be quick, this offer is for a short period of time only! It’s the perfect little gift for family and friends, that office Kris Kringle gift for your co-workers, and a great addition to any Christmas hamper. Click HERE to start your Hot Choccy shopping now!

Enjoy, and thanks for being a big part of our Hot Choccy journey so far…