The Venchi story began in the far-off 1800s. Born and bred in the Piedmont region, Silviano Venchi was an ambitious, creative young man with a great passion for chocolate. He had the good fortune to grow up in Turin, the birthplace of gianduja and home to innumerable fine chocolatiers & the famed Piedmont hazelnut. Silviano loved to wander through the old streets of his hometown, stopping and closing his eyes as he breathed in the heady aroma of chocolate that drifted out of the traditional pastry-makers’ workshops around the centre. Whenever he could, he would sneak into the kitchens and watch the skilled hands of local chocolate-makers at work, gazing speechless as they deftly concocted the food of the gods. Aged 16, he began his career as an assistant in a confectioner’s workshop. Within four years he had put enough aside to buy two bronze cooking pots – the tools of the trade – and had gained sufficient experience to attempt to make his dream come true. So, in 1878, he opened his very own chocolate shop & the rest is chocolate history...
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Q: HOW MUCH IS DELIVERY?
A: The Great Cape delivers direct to your door! The costs vary according to the volumetric size of your package, its weight, and the location of your delivery point, and can only be calculated on checkout. In many cases, we subsidise shipping costs (anything from 50% to 100%) depending on the size of your order. But don't worry - your shipping cost will be calculated on checkout so you will know exactly what this is before you need to effect your payment.
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Q: CAN I COLLECT MY ORDER?
A: The Great Cape Trading Company is an online store but also have an offline deli in Big Bay. You are welcome to collect your order if you prefer. We'll let you know when its ready!