Peter and Philip Stas are the second generation of the Stas family business, which started importing fine chocolates from Belgium in the sixties. By 1988, the time had come to create something new and of their own. Their objective was then and is to this day to create excellent and surprising chocolates and to combine traditional favourites with continental chocolate making skills. To concentrate on exceptional chocolate and produce fresh products to order, no warehouse full of stock, everything freshly made and delivered at its peak. They offer their customers fine artisan chocolates made with care and attention to detail. They have the same love of the craft and enthusiasm today as when they started, coupled now with a wealth of experience.
The Stas family has been in the fine chocolate business for over fifty years. Their knowledge built up over the years is their strength; the true Artisan must serve his apprenticeship. Their dedication is to fine chocolate and its application. Whether traditional favourites or new innovations their products use only high quality couverture, quality is their first and foremost consideration when sourcing their ingredients. Trained in Chocolate schools in Belgium, France and Switzerland and with the help of a master Chocolatier from Belgium they started making fresh cream chocolates and truffles. Their customers were small independent chocolate shops and Hotels, but they quickly expanded to making traditional English Chocolates for Harrods. From there they have expanded their range to include Easter Eggs, Christmas Figures and chocolate novelties, supplying John Lewis, Waitrose and Harvey Nichols. Over the years they have learnt to tailor make their products to their clients requirements whilst never losing sight of their standards.
To create excitement in their products they need an endless stream of new ideas and imaginative fresh approaches to established lines. Whether it’s a new type of chocolate novelty, an exciting new design theme for this seasons Easter Eggs or a new take on an old favourite, they recognise their obligation to excite and delight their customers.
Together with their experience and creativity they do not forget their commitment to offer high standards in everything they do. Their personal service, their ability to deliver, their desire to continually learn and improve are what have kept us in business and allowed us to thrive. They strive to be honest in what they are and what they have to offer: High Quality Chocolate, Artisan skills and simple packaging to produce an exceptional product at an honest price.