Popular Chesterfield sweet shop selling ‘exclusive’ candy from around the world
A Chesterfield sweets shop which specialises imported snacks from across the world, had a record number of sales on the first day non-essential retail reopened.
Tiffany Renshaw initially set up Chezzy Flavours as a part-time hobby at home in December 2019, investing just £100 into the business but moved into premises on Vicar Lane last June.
The shop gives customers the chance to purchase ‘exclusive’ chocolate, fizzy drinks and candy from the United States, Japan, Mexico, Dubai and Australia.
The 36-year-old who lives in Chesterfield town centre, said: "Once stock started to fill up my house and I was thinking about putting stock in my son's bedroom then I knew it was time to get a shop.
"We're back open now and fortunately for me, before I even opened the shop I had quite a large customer base and we were already pretty established."
Chezzy Flavours had its most successful day of trading on April 12 with a record number of sales.
Tiffany added: "Everybody came back, there were queues, the shop was packed all day – it was heaving, it was absolutely incredible.
"I thought I had enough stock to last me two weeks when I first opened and most of that went.”
People travel from Nottingham, Doncaster and Birmingham to visit her shop which is now home to a Jolly Rancher slush machine offering six flavours of the crushed-ice drink and a range of Takis and Cheetos – popular American crisps.
While the town centre shop was closed, the mum-of-one started doing click and collect orders and posting sweets to customers across the UK.
Tiffany, who has plans to expand the sweets business, added: "Through lockdown, it has been quite difficult but I have got some fantastic customers who have fully supported Chezzy Flavours all the way so they've made it a lot easier.”
The shop’s social media pages, has over 12,000 combined followers, is one of the reasons Chezzy Flavours has been such a hit with customers.
Tiffany taste tests sweets, drinks and snacks live on Facebook every Tuesday with her 10-year-old son, to give customers a review of the goods for sale.
"I'm not just a page where you go on and just see pictures, it's very interactive and it gets people engaged that way as well,” she said.