heart-shaped heaven

The most delicious food is often the simplest – and that seems to be the motto of Taylors Truffles. Claire started the company in October 2008 after being hounded by friends to make her truffles more readily available. Word spread and slowly but surely, truffles started taking over Claire’s life. She started tentatively taking part in fairs, and when that proved to be a success, she started sharing a warehouse space with other women running their own small businesses, and that is where Claire heard about notonthehighstreet.com. The warehouse sounds like a great scheme – the women are put into groups to try and help support each other when starting out, providing business advice and a good support structure which is essential when starting a small business. As you may imagine, it’s a pretty lively place!

We were lucky enough to try out the truffles last week. What an absolutely delicious treat – perfect truffles in my eyes. Not too sweet, with a smooth and creamy texture, and despite the satisfyingly-large size, still managed to be rather moorish! We shared the heavenly treat around the office, but I must admit, I felt rather protective over these things of beauty. They arrived prettily wrapped in a simple cream textured-card box with a tiny red paper rose tied on with teal raffia and make the perfect gift for a loved one.

The heart-shaped truffle is the most popular, so that is what she makes, and as well as her original truffle and a mint one (with mint sourced from her friend’s mint farm, no less), she is currently working on a ginger truffle… that sounds just wonderful.

Wedding favours are also on the cards.