Claire & Andy win 2019 Food & Drink Hero at the Dorset Food & Drink Awards!
We were bowled over last night to win this coveted award from Dorset Magazine & Dorset Food & Drink! It was totally unexpected and such a lovely surprise, when we realised that Steve Harris (Radio Solent DJ & part time writer for the magazine & MC for the evening) was talking about us in his summary of who had won!
This award recognises the work we have put into building the brand from launch back in 2002 (we are coming up for our 17th birthday!) and for championing Dorset to the wider world & local food & drink producers in all our collaborations over the years to create our unique fine, fresh chocolates. He mentioned us working with Mark's black garlic & Emily's Blue Vinny cheese (which got quite a reaction!) and Craig's Farm Dairy in Osmington as well as Field Honey Farms. Our efforts to grow the business into what it is today with 4 chocolate houses spreading the Chococo love to Exeter, WInchester & Horsham, as well as our original location in Swanage and roll out of our new gelato range was also highlighted.
We were very honoured to win this award on behalf of our amazing team who work so hard to create & sell our chocolates, both online & in our chocolate houses (as well as our bakery & gelato) and hope that we are live up to being Dorset Food Heros for the next 17 years!