Have you ever wondered what it's like to work for a chocolate company? Here's an access all areas insight into the people who run Montezuma's!

Here's an interview from our lovely photographer, Julia Toms!

1. Tell us a bit about what you do for Montezuma’s

I am Montezuma’s product, lifestyle, and staff portrait photographer. I use my own studio, plan shoots on location and also utilise the Chocolate Towers HQ for various shoots each month. My nephews love walking past the shop windows to spot which of my photos have been used for the window banners and merchandising.

2. How long have you been working with Montezuma’s?

I keep track of the number of photoshoots I do for each clients and I can tell you that I have recently completed number 118…. I’m not sure exactly when I first started, but I think it was about 10 years ago.

3. What’s your favourite photoshoot you’ve done for Montezumas?

This year Montezuma’s celebrated their 18th birthday, and we planned a photoshoot around the Hindu Festival of Colour. This involved a lot of brightly coloured paint powder being thrown around, which of course resulted in a monster clean up! It was great fun experimenting with the different colours and creating the perfect explosion for each product in the range.. I am still finding powdered residue on some of my studio props.!

However, saying that… surely all photoshoots that involve Chocolate are a winner?

4. If you were stuck on a desert island, which monty’s chocolate would you want with you?

Sea Dog! Second to my passion of photography is my love of the ocean, and especially kitesurfing. I am also lactose intolerant so dark chocolate is a must-have on my ingredients list - and what makes a better flavour combination than dark chocolate, sea salt and lime. 

5. What’s your best memory of working with the Monty’s team?

I really love meeting the staff during the headshots and portrait sessions we do every year or so. It’s great to chat to them about their job roles, discuss their favourite flavours, and find out a little more about them. I am always curious to hear about the new flavours that Simon and Helen are thinking about putting into production.

I also have a very funny memory from quite a few years ago… I had set up my studio for an Easter shoot and had lined up lots of milk chocolate cheeky bunnies. I had to pop out to get a few more props and accidently left the lights turned on. On my return, I was greeted with a delicious waft of melted chocolate and a very sad chocolate version of ‘Watership Down’….