…with the fabulous Galia Orme who is the founder of CHOC Chick, an innovative business which provides raw chocolate making kits, recipes and organic ingredients to likeminded people. CHOC Chick enables chocolate lovers to create and enjoy chocolate that is free from dairy, gluten, processed sugar, additives and, most importantly, guilt.

Miss Squiggles had a lovely chat with Galia and found out that…


She started her business because…

I discovered how easy it was to make raw chocolates that are actually good for us. As a genuine chocoholic I couldn’t believe how delicious they tasted and how much better they are for us. I lost weight, had more energy and became obsessed with making raw chocolate and creating new recipes. This was just too good a secret to keep to myself and a business idea was born. Another main reason is that as a mother of two daughters struggling to juggle it all, I was able to set up an online and retail business from my kitchen and be more available for my girls, who are now very much involved in my business.

Her favourite social media is…

Instagram and Facebook, though it is hard to choose. They both make it so easy to upload recipe pictures and ideas that reach so many likeminded people around the world. Amazing!



Her best tip for women would be

Be persistent and trust your instincts. If it feels right just do it and don’t give up. It took me three months of calling the John Lewis buyer almost every day before he answered his phone and agreed to meet with me. That was the start of a great partnership with them and getting my products on retail shelves.

 Anita Roddick (the founder of The Body Shop) has been her biggest inspiration.

She was able to create a successful international brand that placed social and environmental ethics at the forefront of their business values. This inspired so many others to do better and more ethical business practices. Most importantly she was a woman who followed her instincts and didn’t take no for an answer!

CHOC Chick products are available in over 400 stores across the UK, Europe and the USA. These include Holland & Barrett, John Lewis Food Halls, Harvey Nichols, Whole Foods Market UK, Whole Foods Market USA (North Atlantic region), Infinity Foods, Goodness Foods and Magasin Du Nord in Copenhagen.

Click here to find out more about CHOC Chick.