'Like a kid in a candy store'.
Your inner child will be released when you walk into the Lindt Outlet Boutique in Clayton Park and the smells and sights of chocolate engulf you. It's not a sight for the faint of heart. Hardcore chocoholics might go into spasms or something I suspect.
I was fortunate to get an invite to the Grand Opening of the newest Lindt Outlet Boutique, the first and only one in Atlantic Canada. Rudi Blatteris, President & CEO, Lindt & Spruengli Canada was on hand to open the store in grand style, along with Ann Czaja, Lindt’s Master Chocolatier (now that's a title I could get used to), Mayor Savage and representatives from all branches of the Canadian Armed Forces.
It seemed a bit odd to see so many military folks at a media event, but it soon became clear why they were there are Rudi began to speak. Lindt is providing CAF members 25% off at the Outlet Boutique for at least the next 10 years, and also provided the Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) with a whopping 5,000 Lindt Advent Calendars (the same ones I already bought there a couple of weeks ago for our family and we are opening today, yay!). It's nice to see a company come into the area and make an effort to really be part of the community.
I think our community is reciprocating... when I left the Grand Opening festivities, the line up to get in was well past Cora's... and I heard it was almost that long again yesterday.
Welcome to Halifax, Lindt... I have a feeling you'll settle in here just fine!
Disclosure: I was offered Gift Basket to give away, but no compensation was received for this post. All opinions on my blog are mine and are never for sale.