TAMPA, Fla – There’s a South Tampa mom who turned to baking to relieve stress from the pandemic. What she didn’t realize was that her cocoa pops and cocoa bombs wouldn’t just smile on her face, but the whole community.
Before Pamela Burton made the kitchen her new office, she worked in the medical field, until the pandemic turned her life upside down.
“I was doing like three full-time jobs, so I burned out and got really sick physically, mentally, and just thought my health was more important,” Burton said.
Burton turned to baking desserts, especially cocoa lollipops and cocoa bombs. However, she had never expected what would happen next, after sharing her delicious treats with another mom on her son’s baseball team.
“And she gave them to the neighbors and overnight she was like, ‘I need a dozen more, I need this, I need that,’ I said to myself. said, “whoa, whoa, whoa ok, wait,” said Burton. “I was just giving them away and now everyone wants to order and I’m like ‘okay, I’m going to do this.'”
Pamela sold hundreds of these pops last month. It turned into an unexpected endeavor.
“It got to the point where I almost needed to hire someone to help me out, girl,” Burton said. “She’s 16 and it’s not free, I have to pay her.”
Customers like Nicole Meredith have traveled to Riverview to pick up their order.
“I hadn’t realized how far it had spread, but it’s clear we’ve come all the way from Riverview to get them, so I’m not surprised at all and think it’s pretty amazing ”Meredith said.
Burton said his favorite part was the children’s reaction as they poured the milk into the milk and took a bite. Now all she needs is a name for this business.
“I was going between Pam’s Cocoa Treats and Pam’s Cocoa Delights and everyone seemed to prefer the delicacies so Pam’s Cocoa Delights, you can search for me on Facebook,” Burton said.