The 17th April turned out to be a dull and drizzly day but it did not dampen the Friends’ enthusiasm as they set off by coach to visit the Kernow Chocolate Factory, St Eval Candles and Trelawney Garden Centre. At the chocolate factory the Managing Director, Alex, gave us a talk outlining the background of the business, the part his family played in its inception and why it is located in the village of St Eval. During the talk, amongst other things, Alex mentioned the fact that the factory produced 5,000 bars a day for a variety of establishments. During the talk the Friends enjoyed a hot drink and samples of their delicious products. We then had a visit to St Eval candles before travelling to Trelawney Garden Centre for lunch.