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Posted By Georgina Getliffe on 01/07/2015 11:02
Posted By Claire Burnet on 08/06/2015 15:53
Finally, we have our two branded mugs available to buy online - apologies for it having taken us quite so long to add them to our online range!
You can choose from our 2 designs - King Alf or Robot.
Our unique King Alfred the Great design has been a huge hit in our WInchester shop (although, King Alf also defeated the Danes in a sea battle off Swanage bay in 877 too...so we have 2 connections to the great man!) and our C181 Robot has been popular ever since we launched our mini chocolate versions ...Read More
Posted By Claire Burnet on 08/06/2015 15:50
Father's Day is June 21st this year and we think that lots of Dads out there secretly rather like chocolate...so we have our best ever selection of gift ideas to treat Dads of all ages to something special from Chococo this year - from mini star lollies & robots to giant bars, chocolate fish & chips or selection boxes with suitably alcoholic & spicy flavours, just for him!
Posted By Claire Burnet on 08/06/2015 15:44
We are delighted to announce the launch of our latest creation as our June chocolate of the month...Wasabi Wonder. Created with the first fresh wasabi to be grown anywhere in Europe by The Wasabi Company, a sister of our friends at The Watercress Company.
Wasabi grows in water in a very similar way to watercress, so there is a natural synergy and so we are thrilled to be working with wasabi grown locally on both their Dorset & Hampshire farms!
Caroline, one of our team of chocolatiers, has blended...
Posted By Claire Burnet on 19/05/2015 13:55
If you are looking to have a special treat with friends or family over half term, you might want to think about visiting us in Swanage or Winchester for one of these....
Available in 2 sizes (for 2 or for 4 & more), our unique hot chocolate dipping sauce (made with a secret blend of origin milk & dark chocolate & NO added sugar or any other nasties), is kept warm with a tealight & is served with a scrumptious selection of both sweet & savoury treats for you to dunk & enjoy.
Discover the fun of dip...
Posted By Claire Burnet on 19/05/2015 13:51
We are taking bookings now for half term chocolate workshops for children aged 7-12ish at our chocolate kitchen opposite our shop in Swanage on Thursday 28th May 2015.
Each workshop lasts an hour & the kids get to take all their creations home. So let us entertain them for an hour whilst you enjoy a coffee in peace in our cafe, or go for a walk on the beach!
There will be sessions starting at 11am & 1pm and spaces are tight, so dont leave it too long to book!
We provide aprons & hairnets but ask th...
Posted By Claire Burnet on 15/05/2015 13:32
If you would like to join our growing team of dynamic people who are passionate about fine chocolate & want to be part of an exciting, growing business, then have a look at our current vacancies here at Chococo:
Baker - Chococo Swanage, Dorset:
We are looking for someone now to join our growing bakery team at our Chocolate Kitchen in Swanage baking delicious treats both our Swanage & Winchester cafes. This is a permanent role with c20 hours per week during term times rising to c30 hours per week i...
Posted By Claire Burnet on 01/05/2015 17:29
Both our shops in Swanage & Winchester are open as normal over both bank holiday weekends in May, so we look forward to welcoming you to discover our award-winning handmade chocolates, or treat yourself to one of our unique hot chocolates made with pure 70% Madagascan dark chocolate melted into local fresh milk, artisan coffees & teas from local suppliers or our scrumptious ice cream sundaes made with Purbeck ice cream, based just a few miles up the valley from us in Swanage.
Opening times & addr...
Chocolat Madagascar, as used by Chococo, wins Bronze & Silver in the 2015 Academy of Chocolate Awards
Posted By Claire Burnet on 22/04/2015 17:57
We were delighted to see that Chocolat Madasgar bars produced by Chocolaterie Robert in Madagascar also won several gongs in the recent 2015 Academy of Chocolate Awards.
They won Bronze for their 50% milk chocolate bar which we sell both online & in our shops (& all love as a "dark milk" bar) and they also won Silver for their 65% & 70% dark chocolate bars (which we also sell in our shops - the 70% is coming online soon).
We work with the 64% couverture for some of our ganaches and the 70% for ou...
Posted By Claire Burnet on 14/04/2015 09:08
We were thrilled to hear on 13th April that our Totally Twisted Nose chocolate made with Twisted Nose gin distilled in Winchester & fresh watercress from the Watercress Company, has won Gold in the 2015 Academy of Chocolate awards.
We launched our Totally Twisted Nose chocolate last October for Chocolate Week and it has been hugely popular with our customers, so we are delighted to see it so acknowledged in blind tasting by a panel of leading UK & international chocolate epxerts.
We also won 2 Bro...Read More