I remember when I was interviewed for the position of junior sales in the chocolate industry I was asked why I wanted to leave waitressing at the Four Seasons Hotel for a low level sales job. I replied that I wanted to show my children that you can do whatever you put your mind to!
Flash back to January 1999, the day I brought my first child into the world, I remember crying the whole way home from the hospital. It was a grey day in Vancouver and the rain seemed relentless as we drove to our small little Commercial Drive basement suite. I couldn’t help thinking to myself, as I stared at my little bundle in the car seat, why did I bring such a sweet, innocent and helpless little angel into such a cruel world? It was one of the scariest and rewarding days of my life. Little did I know that my sweet little angel and two more later on, would be my greatest source of inspiration?
When I started Hagensborg Chocolates I created my mission using chocolate as my vehicle and the children’s teachings as my road map. I wanted to bring to life a product that would embrace the things that my children had taught me; child-like simplicity, playfulness, quality, authenticity, warmth and love.
Thanks for making me see what is really important in life kids!