Meet the


Stephanie - Founder & chief fancy pants

Stephanie's baking started early in life, cracking eggs into mud and receiving a suitable spanking for it. Today she is a qualified Professional Chocolatier creating Artisanal Chocolates and confections. Her dedication and creativity finds its channel in bringing her customers delightful alternatives-to-the-ordinary to amaze their senses. Internationally recognized as one of South Africa's best chocolatiers.


From chasing chickens around the farm to canning food and baking traditional foods at home is what sparked my passion to persue my career in the culinary industry. Today I'm a caramel expert. I love working with vibrant colors. Coming from a family that is creative in the kitchen also encourages me to always be open minded, adventurous and willing to push the boundaries when it comes to experimenting with confectionery products.


Palisa hails from the mountains of Matatiele in the Eastern Cape. She does agriculture in her spare time. She loves adventure, traveling, cooking and not forgetting the willingness to learn and help other people. Working with chocolate was the most fascinating experience and she's definitely made the most of it.


It started with taking empty tins and putting in some soil and water. I would burn myself and try again, even if I didn't know what I was cooking. The passion of experimenting grew bigger, I then followed my mother to her kitchen where she would allow me to use her old metal cups to cook with on her precious stove. I'm a food lover and I also want people to enjoy all that I make. That is what drives my passion of making the best not only food but also the best chocolate.


Hello, my name is Maria, I'm originally from North West Brits, with a passion for food and creating beautiful things! Recently, I've joined the team here at Jackrabbit as a chocolatier. In the future, I'd like to follow my dream of running my own restaurant to secure a better future for my kids so that they can further their studies.


I am a culinary art and patisserie chef from the town of Kuruman. My journey started with being raised by my mother’s cooking which inspired me to not settle for anything less soothing to my palate. So much so that I enrolled at culinary school and chose to make this craft my profession. Leading to my journey of self-improvement, killing it in the hot kitchens of restaurants I was then swept away by my current employer (Stephanie) with prospects of a ‘sweet gig’. I now work happily and humbly making chocolates and overall having a ‘sweet life’.


I am a young, vibrant lady who was raised in a family of business. Growing up my mom was a business woman, and she would make me tag along as she was going to the shop. I would see her networking and selling and she would teach me how to manoeuvre around people. That drew my attention instantly and triggered my love for selling. I developed speaking and marketing skills and knew then that whatever I will do in life has to fall under sales and marketing.


Driven by a lifelong passion for knowledge and with diverse industry exposure, I've found my calling in the heart of a bustling chocolate factory. With a knack for optimizing processes and ensuring seamless operations, I play a vital role in streamlining orders and production. As a versatile team member, I lend a helping hand wherever needed, contributing to the smooth functioning of the factory. While I may not physically produce the chocolate, my dedication to excellence ensures that every step of the chocolate-making process is executed with precision and care.

When delivering orders

We are proud of each chocolate piece sold and delivered to our customers. They are each carefully created and require some special attention when being transported.

  • The chocolate bonbons are temperature sensitive and therefore cannot be exposed to heat.

  • We only do national deliveries when we are able to create a cool environment for our chocolates while they are being transported.

  • While our chocolates are placed into containers with the utmost care, we cannot determine how they will be handled once they leave our store.

  • Deliveries in Pretoria and Johannesburg are normally done by our team of chocolatiers and therefore a little more expensive.

You are always welcome to visit us in-store to collect orders.


Friends of Jack Rabbit

Our trusted colleagues, partners, collaborators and friends. We frequently work together, and so we have them listed here should you need additional fabulous items to give your function or event that extra something special!
Baglios brand created in Johannesburg in the 1970's by the Barbaglia family, entrepreneurs of South African / Italian descent. Our range of gelato, sorbets and frozen yoghurts are exclusive to Baglios, using the recipes handed down from generation to generation in the Barbaglia family. More info here.
Lucky Bread Co
The coolest Catering for your next function, We use Lucky Bread for all of our catering needs! More info here.
Websites & graphic design
Seventh Season Creative
Seventh Season Creative is a design studio nestled in the suburbs of Pretoria. Even though our main gigs are websites and digital marketing, Jack Rabbit sometimes lets us design cool packaging for them. We like trees and pancakes (separately) and also coffee. More info here.
Event planning & styling
Konfetti Love
Konfetti Love was born in 2016 and specialises in bespoke event planning, decor styling and creative consulting. From beginning to end. From concept to finish. Konfetti Love pushes creative boundaries to create lasting impressions and turn your idea into something spectacular. More info here.
Custom lollipops & candy
The Lollipop League
The Lollipops League makes whimsical small batch candies and lollipops. Established in 2012 we now have a range of 30+ unique flavours that are as delicious as they are beautiful. We also love to collaborate with customers to make their own one a kind lollipops. More info here.
Custom gifting
Lulu Local
Supporting local artisans and small businesses is fundamental to growing our economy. We are honoured to play our part in showcasing their products and extending their reach across the country. “Setshaba sa South Afrika, South Afrika.” More info here.
Custom gifting
You've Been Gifted
You've Been Gifted are sisters who have joined forces to share their passion for gifting. They seek out South African artisans who create their products with real heart and passion, and take time in finding them, in some instances driving far and wide to source the products and connect with these small producers. If your gifting requirements are for the business market, they would love to meet with you and discuss options that best suit your needs. More info here.
Gin & Chocolate Pairings
The Capital Distillery
Join us for a delicious tasting experience that will leave you wanting more. Each of the three gins will be paired with a carefully selected Chocolate Bonbon specially crafted by Jack Rabbit Chocolate Studio who is a local (Pretoria based) supplier. More info here.
Eazy Ads
Eazy Ads revolutionizes out-of-home advertising through its advanced ad tech platform. By leveraging rideshare vehicles like Uber, Bolt, and InDriver across South Africa, Eazy Ads transforms these vehicles into dynamic mobile billboards. Their platform offers dynamic, real-time ad targeting and analytics, ensuring optimal visibility and engagement. Discover more here.
Artisinal Confection
The Counter
Meg, Ian and Vicky having been working together for close to thirteen years - we found early on that we had a magic bond; a yin and yang approach to food and events. While the main focus of our kitchen is confectionery production, we are also experienced event caterers - having catered functions across the country for over thirteen years. More info here.
Artisinal Confection
MaMere is a South African-based company dedicated to providing high-quality, handcrafted leather goods that blend traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design. Their product range includes leather bags, wallets, belts, and accessories, all meticulously crafted with attention to detail and a commitment to sustainability. Mamere prides itself on using ethically sourced materials and supporting local artisans, while also striving to create timeless pieces that reflect the rich heritage of African craftsmanship. With a focus on quality, authenticity, and social responsibility, Mamere aims to redefine the luxury leather goods market by offering products that resonate with both style-conscious consumers and advocates of ethical consumerism. More info here.