How it all started………..
Food and cooking always ran like a thread through my artistic life as a singer/actress. So one day when I came across a recipe in a magazine for fig chocolates, I did not hesitate for a moment to make some. For years I left it to this one recipe, until I was thinking of Christmas and what to put as something new and different under the Christmas tree ….. And so the idea was born to give everyone a box of chocolates as a gift. I could not think of anything more personal, but I didn’t make it easy for myself. Besides the Christmas dinner, I was also working on ‘The presents’ for a whole week ….. Phew …..
The reactions were very positive. Everyone immediately said that ….. “I had to do something with it” ….. but I didn’t pursue that idea at the time.
For a long time it was a nice hobby, until the moment came when I thought after 30 years of singing it has been enough, I quit! Without actually knowing what I would do next.
Six weeks later I looked back and I thought, well, I am already ‘working’ with chocolates … Sometimes something stares you so clearly in your face that you do not see it.
…. and the fig chocolates? …. I still make them. In the autumn, when they again adorn my winter assortment.
For the time being, the counsels of Amstelveen and Haarlem have declared that the markets will remain open.
20-03-’20 Fridaymarket on the Stadshart in Amstelveen van 9:00 – 17:00
21-03-’20 Saturdaymarket on the Grote Markt in Haarlem from 9:00 – 17:00
27-03-’20 Fridaymarket on the Stadshart in Amstelveen van 9:00 – 17:00
28-03-’20 Saturdaymarket on the Grote Markt in Haarlem from 9:00 – 17:00
03-04-’20 Fridaymarket on the Stadshart in Amstelveen van 9:00 – 17:00
04-04-’20 Saturdaymarket on the Grote Markt in Haarlem from 9:00 – 17:00
Jackie van Oppen
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About Jackie’s Chocolates
Since the launch of Jackie’s Chocolates, Jackie’s mission has been to create the most ethical, sustainable and delicious handmade chocolates the Netherlands has to offer.