Milford, OH (PressExposure) October 18, 2011 -- Given the turbulent economic times some said Randy Auel was not intelligent for starting his own business a year ago. However, given the fact that he had no other options since hiring was non-existent (as many Americans can relate), he envisioned it was time to finally do what he really wanted to do - start his own business making fine chocolate candies and put smiles back on people's faces.
Cincinnati, Ohio October 12, 2011
In historic Milford, Ohio an empty store sat staring at Randy as he decided this would be the perfect place to open up his dream, a candy store. Facing a need for more small business in the Milford area and surrounded by a family of shop owners ranging from a donut shop to a toy store to a couple of fantastic restaurants, a chocolate shop would be a perfect attachment to downtown Milford.
With all the issues our society is facing today why would a chocolate shop be a good idea? This was what Randy faced as he determined his market. In this day and age one of the answers he came up with was that people loved chocolate and they help to fill in the gaps for many of the memorable events we celebrate every year. This would help to ensure that their special occasions & holidays are ones to remember forever.
Randy decided to open this shop to offer all the wonderful chocolate recipes that his mom and dad made as he was growing up. His family has been making these delicious treats for about 40 years. The family always encouraged them to open up a shop but as time went on, it never happened. After his mother passed Randy decided it was time to make this shop come to life.
With so many people struggling to find work or determine their next moves to stay ahead of these tough financial times, going into business against many large competitors seemed to be a major hurdle to succeed for Auel's Fine Chocolates. However, after some market research and sampling of the delectable treats, it became apparent quickly that a need for this type of store in the eastern part of Cincinnati was just what the city ordered.
Recently the company has opened up its online chocolate store at http://auelsfinechocolateshop.com that is now able to offer its unique set and variety of fine chocolates nationwide that Cincinnatians have raved about and compared them to some of the big name fine chocolate makers in the market. With an array of options and the ability to customize your orders, Auel's Fine Chocolates will ensure customers are satisfied with every piece of chocolate candy they receive.
The chocolate shop offers a variety of ways to purchase their fine chocolates - in several size boxes (2 piece, 6 piece, 8 piece, 16 piece, etc.). They also put party trays together from one item to a variety of different chocolates in order to cater to events and larger parties. What is great about Auel's is that YOU get to pick what you want!!!
One example to the care he takes with the processing: Randy makes all the fillings. He combines all the ingredients on the stove then works the cream filling on a marble table until it becomes a doughy, creamy ball. It is then refrigerated to cool, rolled into small balls. As he is making the fillings, he is tempering the chocolate with a tempering machine. This process takes approximately 2 hours before he can dip each piece in the chocolate to coat the filling. He dips 1 piece at a time. So these chocolates are all hand made and hand dipped. It is a long process but well worth the scrumptious taste.
Randy Auel, a Cincinnati native, has owned and managed a number of different businesses and is well known for his quality of work as he puts his heart into everything he does. Therefore, with Auel's you don't just get a chocolate piece of candy and some kid putting candy in a bag. You become family and that's what makes our society continue to prosper.
Auel's Fine Chocolates is a peoples', fun old time candy store. For some it brings back memories. For the young it is a huge smile on their faces. It is a place to gather, laugh, tell stories and of course enjoy the best chocolates you will ever want to taste!