An autistic San Antonio boy's cocoa bombs have become so popular that he had to cut-off accepting new orders until after Christmas.


What You Need To Know

  • Amberlee Sanchez said her son recently learned how to make cocoa bombs and it brought him out of his shell even more

  • The popularity of Vin's cooking has taken off

  • Facebook page: Vin's Chocolate Shop

"Customers like this food. Then they want to order some," said Vin Sanchez, 7. "I'm going to be busy forever because I have a lot of customers."

Vin's mom, Amberlee Sanchez, said her son only started talking a year-and-a-half ago. Amberlee said her son recently learned how to make cocoa bombs and it brought him out of his shell even more.

"It's been a hard road, and this is the one thing I think that he really enjoys," she said. "‚ÄčThis is just a really good outlet for him." 

A couple of weeks ago, the family decided to share some of Vin's cocoa bombs with a neighbor and that's when the treats' popularity took off.

"Just took some cocoa bombs next door for them to try and kind of let him know how they liked them," said Amberlee. "She posted them up on her Facebook page and right away people started commenting 'well, can he make me some?'"

After reading all of the comments, Amberlee created a Facebook page for her son called Vin's Chocolate Shop. He could sell his treats for $1 per cocoa bomb. In less than a week, 500 orders came in.

"We kind of have (to) cut-off orders until after Christmas," said Amberlee. "We're so thankful for everybody in our community. They've been really, really supportive." ‚Äč

In order to fill all of his orders on time, Vin makes about 50-to-60 cocoa bombs every day.

"He wants to do it all the time. He doesn't get tired of it.," said Amberlee. "Everything has to be perfect before it's boxed up and goes home with someone." 

Amberlee said her son saves all of the money he earns to open a chocolate shop when he's an adult.