Success Tastes Sweet For Cabotto Chocolates

Sisters Penny Steele and Deborah Karn have found their recipe for success, and it tastes rich and chocolatey.

Based in Indian Brook on the Cabot Trail, Cabotto Chocolates creates handmade confections using natural ingredients.  Their recipes feature Belgian chocolate, fresh butter and cream, and no corn syrup or preservatives.

                                   Penny Steele and Deborah Karn

Penny Steele is the owner-operator of Colouratura Fine Art Gallery.  “I was running the gallery, surrounded daily by all these wonderful creations from local artists,” explains Penny.  “I wanted to create something myself, and also have a treat I could sell to visitors to enhance their experience.”

Penny talked with her sister Deb, an engineering technician who was living in London, ON, and asked her to design the custom packaging.

“The packaging is an important part of the product,” said Deborah.  “As demand for the chocolates grew, I found myself shipping more and more boxes back and forth.  I decided I may as well take the plunge and move to Indian Brook, an area I knew and loved.”

Now in their fourth year, Penny and Deb can barely keep up with the demand.  Cabotto Chocolates are sold at Colouratura during its operating season. As well, Penny and Deb will have a table at the Cape Breton Farmers’ Market in Sydney during the month of December.

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