I have had a chance to meet Alexandra, the founder and boss lady of Humblebeez Chocolate, a couple of weeks ago. All we did was chat about her passion for chocolate.
We met on a very sunny and spring-y day. My first day out for official work since going freelance in August. Last year! I was greeted by this blue-haired girl, shy and sweet. She was holding a box full of some of the best chocolates I had in a long time, trust me. You know I am not fond of chocolate, but these bonbons are to die for.
Not only they look beautiful, but the flavours are just fun and fresh. And they pack in all the kick they are meant to have.
But let’s go in order, let me introduce you to Humblebeez.
Alexandra is the founder of Humblebeez, also known as the Busy Bee boss. She moved to London 5 years ago from Romania and learned all the tricks while working in hospitality. Of course, we all know how that went – remember my redundancy post?
So Alexandra decided to take matters into her own hands and started her own little chocolate shop.
With the help of her fiancé – also known as the IT Bee boss – she started selling some amazing bonbons to the masses. And now it’s your chance to order some just in time for Easter!
Before we dive into all things chocolate, though, we have asked the Humblebeez Busy Bee boss 3 questions to get to know her. Are you ready to crack this? (See what I did there?!).
Where do you take inspiration for your flavours and decorations of your bonbons for Humblebeez?
I usually get inspired by things around me, be it a walk outside on a sunny day or the people I meet. The bonbons in the signature collection were inspired by the people close to me and my experiences in the past year. For example, the Toasty Mallow was inspired by a very cold evening this winter when I made hot chocolate and s’more with my fiancé. We enjoyed them outside watching the planes in the cold night’s sky – we live close to London City Airport and the stars are not visible here!
Would you ever consider teaching the art of chocolate making to other people?
I still have a lot to learn myself but I am always more than happy to share what I know and what I discovered. We are lucky that in this business there is always something new to learn.
Do you think in the future you would want to open your own shop? If yes, where would this ideal shop be and how would it look?
I would love to have my own little shop someday. I picture it on a little street, with a couple of benches outside where people can enjoy the bonbons and a nice cup of coffee. Cambridge holds a dear place in my heart, I really enjoyed my time there. But there are many beautiful places in the UK that I still have to discover so I’m keeping an open mind about the location.
We finally hit the spot – here’s the chocolates, in all their beauty.
We have tried some of her artisan handcrafted bonbons, the original collection. As you can see, they look absolutely stunning. They are all handmade using the best ingredients and chocolate.
Alexandra has worked closely with other brands, including Lalani & Co. The tea bonbons are to die for – special mention for the Oolong one!
If you fancy trying these – you are just in luck! Alexandra has shared a cheeky discount with us for you. Just enter THEGRUMPYOLIVE10 for 10% off your purchase! Just head to her shop and buy all you wish, I dare you to find something you don’t fancy!
And – just because Easter is literally around the corner…
Meet the Easter Chocolate Collection.
You can get your hands on these beautiful bonbons with a 10% off by heading to Alexandra’s website and adding THEGRUMPYOLIVE10 at checkout.
They are absolutely adorable, aren’t they? The bunnies are just so cute – I would still eat them though! Don’t forget the last day for Easter orders is the 30th March – don’t be late!
Alexandra also has a shop on Etsy, but the discount code won’t work on there. You’ll find the Easter Bundle here. The Vegan collection can be found here. And last but not least – find here the 12 main flavours.