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Ten special tickets, ten lucky winners
We’re celebrating ten years of hand-crafting ethical luxury chocolates with a cause by launching an extra special prize draw.
We’ve hidden ten winning tickets in these chocolate bar bundles (including 3 best-selling flavours and 3 brand new additions) which we’re selling throughout November while stocks last. Each card contains the name of one of our outstanding autistic team members.
Each lucky person who finds a winning ticket will win a visit to the Harry Specters chocolate factory in Cambridgeshire, where they’ll be given a special tour by the incredible autistic employee named on the ticket.
You’ll have a chance to make some chocolates (and taste some, of course!).
Tremendous things are in store for you
Maybe your guide will be Ash, the son of founders Shaz and Mona Shah and the inspiration behind Harry Specters. Or perhaps you’ll have a tour with Zoey, our operations executive and social media extraordinaire.
If you’re touring with Greg or Bruce, who have been handcrafting chocolates for us since 2017, you’re sure to learn a secret or two about the art of chocolate-making. Production assistant Joseph is our fifth tour guide, and he’s in charge of quality checks, which obviously means tasting is essential. Dream job, or what?
The prize draw is open to entrants over 18 years of age residing in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) excluding employees of Harry Specters and their families.
Winners can bring either one or two guests (aged 10 and up) to ensure they don't get into mischief.
Many wonderful surprises await you!
But there’s more. Ticket winners will also receive a year’s worth of Harry Specters Chocolate Club membership. Yes, for 12 months, you’ll receive nine of our lovingly handcrafted chocolates delivered to your door. You’ll get a surprise selection of beautifully decorated chocolates made with fresh, ethical and locally-sourced ingredients.
And now, here are your instructions
The chocolates will be on sale from 4 November 2022 on our website. The competition is open to children and adults, but if you’re under 18, you’ll have to bring a grown-up along for the exciting experience. Be certain to bring your ticket with you, otherwise, you won’t be admitted. Rules are rules.
Share the joy by posting a picture of you winning with a special ticket on social media, using the hashtag #harryspectersbirthdaybash and we’ll be sure to repost it.
Click button below for lots of very important prize draw information.
Ten years, an incredible journey
As Britain’s first and only luxury chocolatier that mainly employs autistic people, we’re very proud of the social enterprise we’ve built over the last ten years.
Our truffles and bars have won countless awards, but the people behind the scenes, cooking, mixing, moulding and packing our chocolates, deserve the glory.
We’ve given confidence and hope to over 300 young autistic people who have worked for us. They’ve learnt new skills, made new friends and realised that being autistic shouldn’t stop them from enjoying and holding down a meaningful job.
A few highlights since we launched in 2012
2012 - It all started with a love of chocolate, a need to help autistic people and a crazy idea. Mona and her family were on holiday in Scotland. Like most parents of autistic children, Mona, and her husband, Shaz, constantly worried about Ash's future. Speaking to the parents of other autistic children, they knew this worry was shared.
Being a keen baker and a lover of all things chocolate, Mona was browsing a chocolate shop in Scotland when inspiration struck. She discovered a perfect way of combining her passion for creating positive change for autistic people with her love for chocolate. And so Harry Specters was born, a name invented by Ash on a whim.
2014 - We received our most significant order: 40,000 loose chocolates for Lloyds Bank. Later that year, we received another huge order: 120,000 loose chocolates for a German hamper company. They were all hand-crafted in Mona’s kitchen.
2015 - With demand for our luxury chocolates rising, it was time to expand. We moved into a 3,000 sq ft chocolate-making facility near our home in Cambridgeshire.
2019 - We won a competition to have a shop for a year in the Grafton Centre in Cambridge. It was exciting to have a physical retail presence as we’d only ever sold online. Sadly we had to close the shop down when Covid-19 hit in 2020.
2020 - Online sales grew dramatically during the global pandemic. A highlight was making 24,000 luxury chocolates for PWC employees.
2022 - We’re beyond excited to participate in the new TV series Aldi’s Next Big Thing, which launches on Channel 4 in our tenth year.
As a luxury chocolatier with a cause, we’ve always cared deeply about our social mission: to create meaningful employment for young autistic people.
So, sharing our story on TV and being allowed to sell our chocolates in the UK’s fourth-largest grocer is a massive milestone for us.