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040: Making Edible Dice with Hannah of Cacao CH3


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Hello friends! I am back from hiatus! I know it took a little longer for this return to happen than I intended, but that’s because we had a pretty exciting life development happen last month. Brenton accepted a job offer with WizKids, the producer of your favorite D&D and Pathfinder minis. This is an in-person role based in their Seattle office, so we spent the month of January frantically packing up our lives and moving to yet another state. This means I’ve lived in five states now, so that’s fun. So I do apologize for basically disappearing for a while, but the good news is I’m feeling pretty recovered from my surgery and we are all unpacked and starting off this new chapter of our lives. We still have a handful of interviews that were recorded last October, so I’m excited to finally share those with you in the coming weeks.

Today’s guest is probably going to make you crave sweets like nothing else. I had the honor of speaking with Hannah Smith, the owner of Cacao CH3, a chocolate shop that sells delicious confections, including chocolate dice. I can confirm that they are very realistic looking and quite delicious. I gave everyone in my D&D party a tin of chocolate dice for Christmas, and they legitimately thought they were dice, and were really confused when I ate one in front of them. It was pretty great. In this interview, I learned just how ignorant I am about the food business, and Hannah went into great detail about all of the steps she had to take just to be able to launch an online food store, how she keeps up with orders that are all made-to-order, and her goals for the future. A small disclaimer/update: as I mentioned, this was recorded in October of last year. Some of her priorities have had to shift since then, so if you’re wanting to go grab yourself some chocolate, which you absolutely should, the stock is a bit more limited these days. So just make sure you order early to give her time to make your chocolate.

The last thing I’ll bring up is that as always, I would love to hear from you! If you are excited to have the show come back, then please tell me in a review. Spotify now has a review function, so that is another great place for you to post your review, as is Apple Podcasts. Reviews help more folks find this show, and they help keep me motivated, so I’d love it if you can take a moment to leave one.

That is all for now, so please sit back and enjoy this conversation with Hannah.

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Time Stamps & Screenshots

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:04:00 Hannah Introduction
  •  00:08:27 How Hannah got into making chocolates
  • 00:15:25 Getting started with an online food business
  • 00:23:08 Keeping inventory & processing made-to-order items
  • 00:38:20 A typical week at Cacao CH3
  • 00:44:14 What has been the most challenging part?
  • 00:46:41 What has been the most rewarding part?
  • 00:47:40 Future goals
  • 00:50:33 Where can people find you?
  • 00:51:11 Wrap-up

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