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Chocolate cows, sheep on offer as Easter presents in Rocky

Anna Murphy and Janae Carige at the Sam Wray Chocolates store in Kern Arcade, get ready for the busy Easter period. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Anna Murphy and Janae Carige at the Sam Wray Chocolates store in Kern Arcade, get ready for the busy Easter period. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

AFTER tasting chocolate worth $2000 a kilogram on a trip to Melbourne, Cathy Carige's fate was set.

Opening her own specialty store, Sam Wray Chocolates in Rockhampton four years ago, the former nurse wanted to create a unique chocolate shop.

"We get a lot of our chocolate from Europe as well as sourced locally like Beenleigh in Queensland," Cathy said.

"After going on that trip I couldn't eat the run of the mill chocolate.

"It's not something that I eat every day but I just love the endless possibilities with chocolate.

"There's so much you can do with it."

And with Easter on our doorstep, Cathy and her staff are busy stacking shelves for the rush that comes at this time of year.

"It's definitely our busiest time," she said.

"We try and order in different things each year for Easter.

"Something that's quite different is the real eggs shells which are filled with chocolate and the kids can decorate them as well."

Although the store orders in chocolate from all over, their slices and cakes are all homemade.

Cathy said she was also selling Faberge eggs as well as other chocolate animals that weren't just your typical Easter bunny.

"We've ordered chocolate cows and sheep from Europe," she said.

"Their flavours and the way they make chocolate is very different to ours.

Topics:  chocolate, easter




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