We finally have a stock of this fantastic book! 

We were delighted to be included in this wonderful book written by journalist & chocolate lover Andrew Baker for the AA. Published in September 2019, this new book is both travelog around the UK & homage to the world of fine chocolate. Andrew explores every corner of the country in his quest to seek out & share for his readers both the rising stars and more established businesses (like ours) of fine chocolate industry in the UK.

It is also a very amusing read - his commentary about his travels and experiences with everyone he visits has some genuinely funny laugh out loud moments which just add to the joy of reading about such a joyful, life affirming product as chocolate!

Andrew came to visit us in Dorset back in January 2019 & spent a very happy day with us both in our chocolate kitchen in Wareham & at our original Chocolate House in Swanage - he had a go at piping truffles with Emma, which he describes with some glee, and he was also very taken with how we make & decorate everything by hand. He then enjoyed a hot chocolate in Swanage and we had a long chat about life, the universe & everything related to chocolate. Our passion for doing the right thing comes through in his observations about us & our ethos.

Andrew Baker visits the Chococo chocolate kitchen to see how we make our chocolates by hand   Andrew Baker visits our original Chocolate House in Swanage as part of the research for his book    Andrew Baker, author & Claire Burnet with the chapter on Chococo at the Brighton Chocolate Festival 2019


If you are someone who loves fine chocolate and wants to know more about it, there are sections on how it is produced from tree to bar, how to taste chocolate & which brands to look out for to expand your knowledge of fine chocolate.

It is indeed the most perfect  gift to give a chocolate lover!


This book is available to order online for delivery now, or you can buy it from our Chocolate Houses. It is available to buy in our Swanage & Exeter stores from Friday 15th November & will be available in our Winchester & Horsham stores from mid w/c 18th November.


Click here
to view details of 'From Bean to Bar, a Chocolate lover's guide to Britain' by Andrew Baker.