Hamilton has a new sweet spot
This is the second location for the family-owned business.
Chocolate Sensations has grown from a home-based business started in 2003 by Sarah and John Chalmers. The couple opened their shop in Paris in 2007, according to their website, and now they are officially a chain with their new Ancaster shop.
On top of serving all things deliciously chocolate, the shop boasts an ice cream bar with all the fixins, a vast selection of handmade fudge, candy through the roof and gorgeously curated and crafted gift baskets and so much more.
“We are excited to be a part of the Ancaster business community,” an Instagram post shared on Monday says.
“We are looking forward to our future and excited about our future plans for Chocolate Sensations,” they say on their website.
The Chalmers are pretty open about their family’s struggles over the years.
Their son, Ethan, who has Down Syndrome, waged a fierce battle against leukemia when he was just four years old and is currently in remission, and more recently he was diagnosed with Autism.
Through this personal turmoil, the Chalmers were able to build and grow their business, one might even say it has inspired their success.
“Owning and operating any business as a family is not without its trials,” the family says on their website.
“Owning and operating a successful manufacturing and retail business as a family with serious medical challenges is extremely rewarding.”
Judging from the response on social media, when the community emerges from the pandemic quarantine, Chocolate Sensations will be welcomed with open arms.
The shop is located at 540 Wilson St. E and is open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm and Sundays from 12 to 9.
Photo courtesy Chocolate Sensation’s Instagram