Great AF Chocolate & Tea (that's Allergy Free)
Sara May's Gourmet, LLC is moving to Indian Trail, NC June 20201 right outside the border of Charlotte, NC.
Mary and Rich began their journey into chocolate in the summer of 2019. After a long period of unemployment for Rich, he and Mary needed a project which would move them forward. Rich's experience in market research and Mary's experience in the allergy-free food world helped them recognize a hole in the market: mature flavors for allergy-free chocolate!
They began their journey by taking a course with Ecole Chocolat, an award-winning chocolate school. Their vision was unique and the instructors worked with them to modify recipes, ensuring success.
They named the business after their youngest daughter, Sara May. Involving family is important to both Mary and Rich. Sara helps with flavor creation, sample distribution, and food styling.
Sara May's Gourmet was only 6 months old when they were voted Top 20 to Look For In 2020 by Gluten-Free Living.
When Covid hit, they tried to pivot and decided instead to close for a short while to move, restructure and reopen in the late fall of 2020.
Mary is the face, brand, and mastermind behind Sara May's. She creates copy, does sales calls, creates new recipes, makes chocolates, and coaches other women on how to launch small food-centric businesses.
Although Rich returned to the corporate world in January 2020, he can still be found helping Mary create chocolate after hours, allowing them to build the business and their family one piece of chocolate at a time.