Born in Dorset in 2002, Chococo has grown into an independent artisan chocolate business famous for its handcrafted fine fresh chocolates, which celebrate the best of Dorset. Their chocolates are crafted with ingredients from many local Dorset food & drink producers to create the most delicious flavours unique to Dorset. Chococo was also one of the first, if not the first, UK chocolatiers to make truly fresh chocolates with no additives or preservatives. Founded in Swanage by husband & wife team Andy & Claire Burnet, Chococo now has four Chocolate Houses across the south in Swanage, Winchester, Exeter & Horsham.
They may be winners of over 90 national & international fine food awards but all of their chocolates are still crafted by hand in small batches in their chocolate kitchen in Wareham using only the finest single origin chocolate from Venezuela, Madagascar and Colombia. They also now make Chococo Gelato using the same ingredients as in their chocolates, so now you can enjoy many of their award-winning flavours in ice cream form!
They have also converted their old chocolate kitchen in Swanage into the Chococo Bakery to supply their Chocolate Houses. So all their customers can delight in the world of fine chocolate however and whenever they fancy it – whether for uniquely delicious fine chocolate gifts, to drink as a hot chocolate, or enjoy as a brownie, fondue or gelato!
Chococo is sold in a few premium department stores and independent food shops around the UK but, given they are all about making truly fresh chocolates & gelato, the best way to discover Chococo is by visiting one of their Chocolates Houses, or buying their chocolates online for nationwide delivery.
Claire & Andy are still completely involved in the business day to day and were awarded the Dorset Food & Drink Hero award at the Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards in 2019 for their contribution to supporting & promoting Dorset food & drink since 2002.