Receiving praise about her homemade truffles inspired Rachel Bodycombe to set up her own confectionery business. The 24-year-old, of Netherfield, runs Chocolate Temptations from home – alongside her part-time job as a healthcare assistant.
She has sold more than 150 boxes of truffles and reports that her vegan range is going down very nicely. She said: “I experimented with flavours for my truffle selection after talking to some people who were vegan. I realised there was a huge gap in the market.”