Founded in 1991, Shautany Chocolatiers has established themselves as one of the leading purveyors of luxury artisanal chocolate in South Africa. What began as a small family business creating pillow chocolates for the hotel industry has grown into a professional and dedicated retail chain with an emphasis on personalised service and unique experience.
Where did you get the name for your business?
27 years ago, Belgian-born Mary-Anne Price and her husband moved to Hazyview, Mpumalanga with their two small children to farm macadamia nuts. She saw the potential to supply South African luxury lodges and hotels with fine Belgian chocolate. This all began out of a factory on their small farm. She experimented in creating a single chocolate coated macadamia nut with later developed into a range of fine chocolate truffles.
The name “Shautany” was created from the names of her two children, Shaun and Tanya. As adults, both children joined the family business which enabled them to perfect and expand their range of chocolates. This small industry grew to great proportions through the years, and their persistence paid off when they officially launched their first retail store in Casterbridge, White River. Due to consumer demand, they now how six stores through the tourists routes of Mpumalanga and the Garden Route.
What makes you unique?
Our chocolates are all handmade with only the finest natural preservative-free ingredients.
Where do you source your products from?
Our chocolate is Callebaut chocolate imported from Belgium and all our ingredients are sourced locally from various artisans through South Africa.
Who is your target market?
Anyone with a love for all things chocolate!
What services / products do you supply?
We offer a wide range of chocolate truffles, bars (100g & 40g), a variety of nuts dipped in chocolate, kids products. We also have an extensive No Added Sugar range, as well as chocolate mousse and hot chocolate.
We provide wholesale products to chefs and the hospitality industry, as well as personalised pillow chocolates for hotel turndowns.