We had an amazing year in 2018 -- because we opened our new retail shop in downtown Waterville, a dream we've had for many, many years! Christmas was our best season in the shop ever and we're super thankful to everyone who came in and gave our luxury Maine confections a try -- you're the best.
Now that 2018 is nearly behind us, we're working on our Valentine's Day and Easter Menu too - it's never too early to plan! If you have a flavor suggestion for us, let us know. We are always interested in hearing about our customer's favorite holiday sweets so we can recreate them the Christopher Hastings Confections way.
See you in 2019!
We love the holiday season, truly we do -- and it is incredible to be experiencing them in Nate's hometown of Waterville, Maine. For Nate's entire life, Waterville has been the home to Kringleville, where Santa sits in his workshop between Thanksgiving and Christmas, meeting local children and hearing all about their Christmas lists. It's amazing - Nate used to visit Kringleville as a kid, and now our new shop at 24 Common Street looks out over its home in Castonguay Square. Pretty incredible to think about. You better believe Nate will be waving to Santa when Mark isn't looking...after all, he's got a pretty long list!
Another reason we love the holidays is we love the flavors of the holidays in Maine. Peppermint Bark. Marshmallows and hot chocolate! Toffee! Caramel popcorn! Fruit slices from the mall! Oh, we could go on. We're bringing back many of our customer's favorite seasonal flavors, like our Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow Sticks -- bigger and better than ever! We're also bringing some new flavors to the table, like our top customer request -- the White Chocolate Raspberry Bonbon -- and good ol' fashioned Peanut Butter too. Yes, we ship gift cards AND gift baskets. Adorable gift baskets! Striking gift baskets!
Check out our 2018 Holiday Menu -- remember our order deadline for shipping is Saturday, December 15th and all goodies will ship by Thursday, December 20th. If you want your treats sooner, just let us know!
Want a custom order for your holiday party or gifting need? We are happy to help - just give us a few weeks notice so there's plenty of time to pull all the magic together! Just call us at 207-209-0551 or email us at email@example.com - we'll do our best to make your holiday MAGIC! ORDER DEADLINE: Saturday, December 15th
We love fall - and we'll love the day we open our new retail shop at 24 Common Street in downtown Waterville, Maine to the public this September! We are putting the finishing touches on the retail space, which we've built out from scratch (our first time, be gentle) and once we have our i's dotted and t's crossed, will open our doors for business six days a week, Monday through Friday from noon to 6:00pm. The good news is we are now open for online and wholesale orders as our kitchens are up and running - so you can get our goodies shipped to you anywhere in the Continental USA, or you can arrange to pick them up at our shop on 24 Common Street in Waterville if you're local or have a local connection.
Questions? Give us a call at 207-209-0551 or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we open our doors for retail sales we'll shout it to the world, never you fear!
Have you read the news - or seen the news? We're expanding - because you demanded it. In May 2018 we plan on opening up our new retail experience - at 18 Common Street Suite 207 in downtown Waterville. (Basically right across the hall.) Not only is this new space twice the size, we'll be open six days a week to help you satisfy your chocolate cravings. We know, we know - that's so long to wait. But trust us, it's not too long at all, we'll be there before you know it!
In the meantime, perhaps you can busy yourself by looking at our Easter menu?
Gosh, what a lovely summer. Thank goodness it's over!
You see, we chocolatiers love a nice warm day, but our chocolate? Not so much! That's why we're a little quiet in the summer months...consider it a hibernation of sorts. But now that the cooler weather is upon us, our commercial kitchen in downtown Waterville is back in business, producing treats from our new autumn menu as well as those fan favorite items we never stop making.
Another reason we love autumn - our local farmers are crazy with the tasty produce! Apples from The Apple Farm in Fairfield keep us rolling in the fresh applesauce - we make our own for our Apple Jack Caramels, don't you know? And it's also pumpkin season -- so of course we're making our favorite pumpkin-riffic confections using good ol' organic pumpkin goodness, sourced right here in Maine!
Autumn also means you'll be seeing more of us! We've started posting our special autumn Pop-Up Events and seasonal hours on our Facebook Page. Check it out to see where we'll be during Maine Craft Weekend, Colby College Homecoming Weekend and when we'll be open this fall.
Like pumpkin? You will LOVE our Pumpkin Crack - a brittle/toffee hybrid that delights the tongue and inspires autumn adventures!
Looking for a perfect holiday hostess gift, housewarming present or gift? Check out our Autumn Harvest Bonbon assortment, it sure is a sweet gift made with plenty of the Maine ingredients you know, love and remember from your childhood!
Not seeing something you want? Just give us a call or shoot us an email, with enough time we'd be happy to whip up your heart's fancy!