For our Tuesday Afternoon Social sessions, we try our best to organise a different activity at each social. On Tuesday, 21st November, the local sweet shop, Sweet Finkle visited the Sherburn Visiting Scheme during our routine social to give a demonstration on how to make and safely store handmade chocolate and answer any questions members may have.
Steve Ripley, the owner of Sweet Finkle brought along some of his equipment, homemade delicacies and carried out an impressive demonstration of how he makes some of the popular chocolate in his sweet shop.
Members were able to see Steve create festive, chocolate lollipops from scratch with ease, popping them out of the moulds at the end of the demonstration for members to enjoy. Steve also demonstrated how to make homemade, milk chocolate flakes and of course provided plenty of free tasters of different chocolates for members to enjoy!
The visit from Steve was fantastic, and our members loved seeing how Steve uses his techniques and creativity to make different types of homemade chocolate creations- especially the popular Christmas Pudding!
We also found the demonstration very informative, answering questions regarding how to safely store certain types of chocolate and the best way to keep chocolate to ensure it stays edible for longer. With a few of our members suffering from diabetes, Steve was also able to assist those with recommending specific chocolate that was suitable as he likes to ensure everyone is catered to at his shop.
If you would like to carry out a demonstration that you think our members would enjoy, please feel free to contact us for more information.
If you, or if you know someone who would benefit from joining the Sherburn Visiting Scheme, please contact us today, we would love to hear from you!
The social is every Tuesday and starts at 13:30 until 15:30. The social takes place at the Lady Popplewell Centre, Beech Close, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6EE. You can find out more about our Tuesday Afternoon Social here.
The scheme is becoming under increasing pressure due to the increased number of people using the service and the retirement of some of our longstanding drivers. The need for new drivers is vital for the service to continue.