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Win with JackRabbit Chocolate Studio this Mothers Day

Eeek! We have a lovilee give-away today – you can win something super special from JackRabbit Chocolate Studio this Mothers Day! We made use of Stephanie’s gorgeous artisan chocolate creations with the Scandinavian Christmas shoot last year. In this last year she has competed in some international chocolate competitions. JackRabbit was very proud to be awarded Gold in the 2017 European Open Category of the International Chocolate Awards, a Silver in the 2017 World Finals of the International Chocolate Awards in London and was honoured to represent South Africa in the 2018 Valrhona C3 Competition in Paris.

Stephanie decided to create a limited edition chocolate box gift set of 12 assorted chocolates made specially for your mom. The 12 assorted chefs choice chocolates made with a variety of fillings and chocolate types are perfectly packaged in a high quality gift box with sleeve. I interviewed Stephanie to find out more about her lovilee company.

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How did your love for chocolate start?

Since being little, I’ve loved playing chef, whether making mudcakes in the garden or helping my mother with scones in the kitchen. There’s always been an attraction for me to the alchemy of making sensational food and imitating the skill I saw displayed by my mother. I’m also a lover of delicious desserts, but my real fascination and exploration of chocolate began a little by accident. I was searching for a technical challenge in the kitchen and was simultenously a little tired with the chocolate I could buy off the shelf. Someone told me, “Try working with it!” and that advice was right on the nail.

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Tell us more about yourself and chocolatier journey?

I’m essentially self-taught, which really is the amazing power of the information age; that I could connect with top chocolatiers and chef schools across the globe who’ve made so much of their exceptional practical knowledge available online for all. Across the past half decade too, contacts have opened their kitchens to me and patiently taught me all they can and friends as family have extended helping hands and tastebuds often – I am so grateful.

For the rest, I’ve worked hard to hone my skills, learnt from (many of) my mistakes, experimented, designed, travelled, tasted and dreamed. Over the past two years things have begun to grow quickly for JackRabbit, from small scale batches and producing for special events mostly through word-of-mouth, to now having quite a large and steady order book and a more established public and online presence.

As children, my siblings and I loved watching nature documentaries often. So naming my business something with an animal association appealed to me. The name and imagery for JackRabbit sprang into being from a wonderful coincidence of brainstorming ideas at the same time as a friend published some beautiful sketches of rabbits running in a circle, on her Instagram account. I was charmed by the image’s simplicity and naturalness. We got in touch and she helped me design the branding concept.

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What has been your favourite project to make to date?

I’ve really enjoyed the creative process preparing for the Valrhona C3 competition this year, which took months of planning and figuring out whether we could turn an idea into a plateable and palatable dessert. It involved 3D printing, experimenting with temperature treatments for moulds, design taste profiles, sourcing in season ingredients in far away places, convincing people to ship an individual bag of citrus across the EU and plenty of testing. Big thanks to the many friends who popped in for a taste and to provide some constructive feedback and words of encouragement. The competition itself was an opportunity to meet and see some of the most talented global chocolatiers at work in the heart of beautiful Versailles.

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How do you manage to not eat all of your creations yourself?

I must admit it’s difficult, and I’m not one for unnecessarily restricting myself…. Honestly though, I love chocolate and being in the kitchen, but making them changes the taste-experience from a pure pleasure to a technical experience; I’m making notes on what works and what doesn’t, and how it could be changed or improved. And in that context I’m usually quite critical and keen to get back in the lab to start a new batch.

Now for the Mothers Day give-away

What you can win?
We will be giving away two sets of Mothers Day box gift sets to xx lucky winner worth R350 each.


Winners are Mickayla Jade Samlall who entered on Facebook and Emizer Vinkhumbo who commented on the post below. Congratulations!

What you have to do to enter?

  1. ‘like’ JackRabbit Chocolate Studio on Facebook
  2. Leave us with a comment of what makes your mom the bestest mom below or on Facebook

You will receive an extra entry into the draw by Tweeting the following

*Note that you can also enter on Instagram, see the relevant post on @lovilee_za.

Double your chances of winning by also entering the competion over on the @askashe Facebook page where she is also giving away some of these decadent treats!

JackRabbit Chocolate Studio Mothersday giveaway

Terms and conditions of the give-away

  • The competition closes at midnight on Thursday, 10 May 2018, South African time.
  • The winner will be announced on this article on or before Friday, 11 May 2018. The winner will also be informed via email.
  • The prize{s} are not transferable for cash.
  • Directors, members, partners, employees, consultants, promoters directly or indirectly involved may
    not win the prize.
  • Suppliers of the goods may not win the prize.
  • Open to South African residents only with a valid SA Postal address or physical RSA address.
  • The winner{s} will be chosen at random, using
  • All emails collected during this give-away will be shared with Sugar & Vice for marketing purposes ONLY
  • As each of the chocolates are hand-made and moulded the colours may vary from the images.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post according to my disclaimers and disclosures, but as always my honest opinion.

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  1. My Mom has a heart of gold , always have time to help others, always time for a laugh and always an ear to listen
    She’s the best and deserves to be treated with the besy!

  2. Emizer Vinkhumbo

    She always listens to what I have to say. Always.
    She cares about me.
    She doesn’t have expectations of what I should become other than my own best version of me.
    She always told me I was beautiful, especially when I didn’t feel that way about myself.
    She always made an effort to get to know my friends.
    I love my mom so much and My Mom never expects us to give her things but she raised me well and the respect I have for her. I do not know anyone who works harder than my mom 🙂

    • Kari

      Congratulations! You are one of the winners of the give-away! Please check your email for more info

  3. Michelle Van Rooyen

    My mom is absolutely the best, from a little girl, she has supported, encouraged everything I tried. Never discouraged me. She supported me and lifted me up when I was down. She is my Rock, my pillar and my strength.

  4. Julie Jones

    My mother always puts everyone before herself – I’d love to be able to spoil her with this amazing prize!

  5. Megan Hartwig

    She has been the most amazing role model to me; she has never steered me in the wrong direction, she allowed me to make my own mistakes without so much as an “I told you so.” She afforded me the space to grow and learn for myself without ever being so far away that she weren’t able to help when I needed her. She ais my mom, my mentor, my strength, my number one fan and, most of all, my best friend. She has always been a constant force in an ever-changing life.

  6. Bianca Balutto

    My mum is so loving and caring towards everyone despite all the hardships she had to face in life. I admire that about her.

  7. Linda Laing

    Bestest mom…loving, fun, funny, adventurous, always present in my life, has my back and can sneak away with me to hide from the kids and eat chocolates giggling like kids.

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