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In 2016 I opened my little chocolate & cake shop in the main street of Lawrence and have been happily kept super busy every since. 

I never could have imagined that such a small shop in a small town,  would become so big! and that my food would travel the world and the country, let alone end up on Tv and in so many magazines!

The last 8 years has been above and beyond what I expected and I have you all to thank for that. 

Over the years I have had to make some

BIG changes to "THE MINT" as my poor body wore out after making over 6 tonne of chocolate by hand and many many thousands of cakes and desserts.

As my regulars would know, I have sold my wee shop and been forced to to slow down a bit (elbows don't grow back and mine need a rest due to injury from over work) BUT I don't want you to miss out on delicious treats,  so I have pivoted and now focus on my chocolate making classes, orders and catering, while my shoulders and elbow heal and rest. 

I am so incredibly grateful to all my wonderful customers for your support over these last 8 years and for keeping me so busy.

Thanks to you all, I will continue making all my handmade Belgian chocolates, cheesecakes and  desserts  (just on a smaller scale) and am constantly humbled by the distances that you travel to come and sample them.

So many of my customers have become great friends and we have shared many laughs and recipes over the years.

I delight in teaching you all in my master classes and sharing my secret recipes with you and have adored working with beautiful Bellview wetlands over the last 2 summers with my chocolate cart.  

Picnic and morning tea catering is always available for the gardens, just message for more info.

Thank you all and lets all keep enjoying chocolate and cake and the good things in life. 

Alisa xx

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The most amazing tasting chocolates and cakes I've ever tasted! I'll be back
MAY 3rd 2019


The aroma as we entered was amazing! Everything looks beautiful, there is so much to choose from. Top notch customer service.
The brownie, brittle and other kai was delicious, scrumptious and thank you so much. FEB 16th 2019 M. Ramsay

Love this place! Always fresh. And tastes soo good!!
OCT 19th 2017   
O. Thompson

Alisa you’re amazing at what you do! Absolutely love visiting you in your shop. You are so lovely and always make your customers feel welcome. Where do I even start with your cheesecakes!! Wow they’re really out of this world and haven’t tried anything like them before!
SEPT 1st 2018  E. Chitty

Friendly service and the amazing chocolateness that is The Lawrence Mint!
JUNE 2nd 2019 N.Murphy

Just had the best cheesecake in NZ!
DEC 18th 2018   P.Archer

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