New sweet shop Honey Pot opens on Mulivai Street
A sweet shop called Honey Pot has opened on Mulivai Street next to the Nourish Cafe.
Owned by Kalais-Jade and her husband, Ivan Chewlit, the business initially opened Nourish Cafe in 2016 and added Honey Pot to their business portfolio last week to complement their first eatery.
The name "Honey Pot" comes from what Mrs. Chewlit's says is her “deep appreciation” of bees as industrial little creatures and hard-working pollinators that are vital to the ecosystem.
"Fun and important fact, one-third of the local food we eat would not be available if not for them!" she said. "The honey that they produce is a delicious natural sweetener, but it is much more than that, it is liquid gold, rare and precious hence the name Honey Pot."
Mrs. Chewlit graduated from university in New Zealand and when she returned home worked at Women in Business Development.
It was there where she worked alongside organic farmers from throughout the Pacific, gaining invaluable insight and appreciation of the superior quality of Pacific cuisine.
"I had grown up in the hospitality industry as my parents are the owners of Giordano's Pizzeria, so it felt quite natural to pursue a 'side project' [which soon became a fulltime job] highlighting a farm-to-table approach, supporting local farmers but also providing tasty, nourishing, fusion food," Mrs. Chewlit added.
"This vision has always included a provision for clean treats and desserts that cater to different dietary requirements, and now we are excited to provide these options!"
Honey Pot has a selection of treats that cater to dietary requirements including vegan-friendly, lactose intolerant, gluten intolerance, nut allergies and those who wish to refrain from refining sugar. All the treats available at Honey Pot are made from scratch inhouse, with Mrs. Chewlit saying they are proud to know the full ingredient list of their clean treats.
"We have a variety of fresh-out-the-oven desserts, Nice cream (dairy-free, coconut cream-based), Nice pops (refined sugar-free), frozen fresh fruit yoghurt and sorbets," she added.
According to Mrs. Chewlit, many hands have built this home they call Honey Pot but she thanks God ultimately as he is the source of inspiration, strength and perseverance.
Honey Pot is also looking to hire honest and teachable staff and encourages everyone to "Buzz by and visit the Honey Pot" as they look forward to serving their customers.
The public can also check their social media pages.