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Raleigh chocolate shop finds success with ice cream
Videri Chocolate Factory is a multiple WRAL Voters' Choice Award winner for best chocolate, but when the pandemic hit, they decided to start making ice cream.
but very chocolate factory was founded in 2000 and 11 and we're bean to bar Chocolate Factory, and we get all of our beans that we make our chocolate from from Central and South America, specifically Ecuador, the Dominican Republic. In Guatemala, we bring them into our factory. We sort them. We roast them, we went on, we grind them way will find them, and then we turn them into delicious chocolate that you eat. We also make award winning bond bonds from that chocolate. So we've been open since 2011. We'll celebrate our nine year anniversary on December 15th of 2020 and right now, during covert times, we've opened up a delicious soft serve window way. Get a soft serve and way. Make all the toppings in house. Except for the rainbow Sprinkles and the gummy bears, everything is nut free and allergen free. So I was sitting out here in May of this year of 2020 right in the beginning of essentially learning how to run a new business, um, and I was actually sitting in the parking lot, and I was looking at this window, going eyes that would know too tall for people to stand at. Is it too short for me to stand inside? I wonder if I could serve ice cream out of that. And from that simple kind of idea, we got a soft serve ice cream machine. And then our team went to work on making housemaid Chocolate fudge with our award winning Ecuador 90%. Uh, caramel sauce, uh, cookie crumble Granola house made toffee All these different, Really fun toppings. So we're gonna keep serving soft. Serve ice cream in the winter time because people still love ice cream when it's cold. For some fun reason, Andi, then we're gonna start making our hot chocolate again so you can come get a hot chocolate If you don't like something cold in wintertime where you can still get soft, serve ice cream in the wintertime way. Can't thank the everybody who voted for us for the Voter's Choice Award for the past couple of years. It's such a pleasure and honor to win an award. That's voter, that the voters vote on us and say this is the best chocolate around