Elaine Hsieh and Catharine Sweeney are not just award-winning chocolatiers. They are also entrepreneurs and mothers. On Mother's Day, they'll probably get a well-deserved breakfast in bed followed by a day filled with their favorite things (of course that includes chocolate!) So, what is it like to have a chocolatier for a mom?
Elaine's two kids, Jack and Sydney, don't eat chocolate all of the time like you may think, but she is probably a bit more relaxed than most parents about the consumption of chocolate in the household. When they indulge, Jack and Sydney will enjoy the Brown Butter Toffee, Crispy Milk Bar, Chocolate Chew, Passionfruit Caramel, and pretty much any bonbon. We're lucky they don't know about our "custom order" options..... yet!
While Elaine might be the coolest mom in her kids' class, Catharine's daughter was long out of the house by the time she and Elaine started EHChocolatier. Catharine actually went into labor on Mother's Day! She and her daughter, Heather, always celebrate both Mother's Day and Heather's birthday together. Heather's favorite EHChocolatier creation are the Bourbon Caramels in our Caramel Trio Box, and she is known to treat her staff to EHChocolatier treats around the holidays!
Spring is what truly inspires EHChocolatier's mother's day collection. We think citrus, flowers, strawberries… always strawberries! And, we wrap our signature black boxes is floral silk-screened recycled cotton wrap designed by a local artist. This year, the new Meyer Lemon & Limes and Lemon Tart bonbons were inspired by the beauty of the season.
Elaine and Catharine recommend presenting their chocolates to Mom with a big hug and kiss, a meaningful note or card, and a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Shop the Mother's Day Collection→