Bakery X Chocolaterie
BROWNIES - REINVENTED!
Costello's begins - Birth of the brand
It's 1999, James Costello opens up the doors in Driffield East Yorkshire at the age of 21 with an aim to promote local produce from local producers. Did you know he first called the business Costello's Market Place as a place to bring produce to market!?
Note the hand painted shop sign painted by James himself!
Costello's conquers yorkshire
With the success of the Driffield store, James opens up 6 more stores throughout North, East & West Yorkshire.
James & Louise begin Costello's online journey with the launch of a new Costello's ecommerce website. Having establised the company's online presence many years earlier through the original website, launched more than 10 years earlier, James was also an early adopter of social media with a presence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & YouTube as early as 2003 as well as more recently on TikTok.
New production space
Costello's move production over to Malton in 2017 but quickly outgrow the space during 2019 as online sales start to flourish. Then - Lockdown!! After the pandemic hit the country our online sales went through the roof (literally!) and we quickly had to find a new location that was big enough for now, but also big enough to grow!! We found it - and fell in love with our new home.
Completely re-fitted internally to our own specifications, we are so lucky to be working in such a great building & location.
As the business continues to thrive online, due to the ever increasing workload, James and Louise made the tough decision to move away from brick and mortar shops and focus the future of the business online. Whilst home deliveries offer 24/7 convenience, J&L also recognise the desire for a more personal experience for customers. Through social media channels, J&L find that they can offer that same personal connection to every customer in a way that just isn't possible through multiple bricks & mortar shops. That said, you can still visit in person at the new HQ store - open to the public for factory tours and chocolate workshops - Yum!
I have placed a few orders with Costello's bakery and have never had an issue. always delivered on time and exceptional quality and would highly recommend they are always my first choice well done
Ordered a selection of cakes from the Costello range for my birthday!I wanted something different than just one cake, so it could suit everyone, so your selection was fantastic! We were excited to try all the different treats. It was the first time ordering from you and you didn't disappoint. Cakes stayed fresh and tasty and was well packaged! Will be ordering again for my mum's birthday. Thank you.
My goodies arrived yesterday, very impressed with the whole order process and delivery. We ordered, amongst other things, the mini cake selection box and my husband said the black forest cake was amazing. Will be using again.
Some gorgeous brownies arrived through my letterbox the other day. A surprise and thoughtful gift from a friend. They were packaged well and tasted delicious. I would certainly recommend Costello's Bakery.
As a professional Baker myself I find it so hard to find products up to my standard. I've tried many other bakers and by far, your brownies are the best! Well done! XXX Sarah D
Excellent cakes and treats, I was spoilt for choice and didn't know which one to have first. Extremely quick delivery, well packaged and tasted delicious. Highly recommend to all. Thank you so much.