We recently spent the most scrumptious of evenings in the company of Cocoa being wooed by the finest chocolate blends from around the world with their ‘chocolate tasting’. Not your usual chocolatescoffathon – no… far more dainty – in fact nibbles were encouraged rather than whole mouth shaped bites (gasp) In fact melting on the tongue was also the order of the day – a strange concept to many in our soiree… no names named.
Kept on our toes – with secret taste tests and tasty games punctuated with ‘black forest gateaux’ tea (cocoa nibs infused delight) attentions were held and perceptions challenged as we flitted through some of the best vintages around.
Cocoa scoop you up… tickle your fancy and allow you to fulfill said fancy in their divine shop…for choice purchases made with new found knowledge. We also heard a whisper that a in house range could be in the making – but we’ll keep our ear to the ground for now.
Cocoa in their own sweet words…
Once upon a time in leafy Sheffield, there lived two best friends, Kate and Anne, who were lucky enough to own their very own shop. Their shop wasn’t just any old shop. It was an enchanted chocolate wonderland!
Hidden away from all the hustle and bustle of today’s modern living, Cocoa was like taking a step into the past. Packed full of treats with rows and rows of every kind of sweet imaginable in sparkling glass jars. And, of course, exquisite chocolate! Their shop was adored by many, young and old, and people visited from far and wide, just for a little taste of Cocoa’s magic. Customers would find themselves lost in nostalgia and transported back to their childhoods.
The Cocoa ladies, being firm believers in quality over quantity and the saying a little bit of something that you fancy does you good, went to great lengths to discover the most beautiful ribbons and boxes and yummiest confectionery.
So… one day they decided to travel to the deepest darkest corners of the planet to visit the birthplace of their favourite chocolate in the whole wide world…..
They embarked upon a great adventure and travelled to a tiny island called Grenada in the Caribbean. There they lived in a beautiful jungle, but this was no ordinary jungle as an array of vibrant cocoa pods surrounded them. They helped pick the pods, collect the beans and when they were ready they took them to the chocolate factory and watched them being turned into chocolate. Finally the bars were ready to fly back to Cocoa’s customers.
The Cocoa ladies found their trip so inspiring that they too wanted to make their own chocolate creations. So, once they had acclimatised (and the holiday blues had worn off), they booked themselves in at the Chocolate Academy (the only
education they would need!). They are now in process of concocting their own secret recipes. The next chapter will reveal all….