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JoCo Chocolates

JoCo chocolates are handmade by Jo in JoCo’s Test Valley kitchens. Jo is a passionate chocolatier who takes great pleasure in producing the most delicious and beautiful artisan chocolates that leave the customer wanting more!  Jo has many years of experience at making chocolates, enjoying experimenting with different methods and flavours.  She has been able to perfect her techniques and skills in recent years under the tutelage of the very talented master chocolatier, Mark Tilling.  He has won many awards for his creations over the years, his most impressive being winning the UK Chocolate Masters competition from 2006 to 2008 and coming 7th in the finals of the World Chocolate Masters in 2009. He and his team also won BBC Two’s Bake Off Crème de la Crème in 2016. 

JoCo chocolates are made from the great tasting Callebaut Belgian couverture chocolate. Callebaut has been crafting its finest Belgian Chocolate in the heart of Belgium for more than 100 years and is made from the best, sustainable cocoa beans of West Africa, relied on every day by chefs and chocolatiers to create great tasting delights.  

Callebaut manufacture a wide range of Belgian couverture chocolate and JoCo uses a selection of them, from the smooth and well balanced dark chocolate with subtle vanilla tones containing 54.5% cocoa, to the round and balanced taste of the milk chocolate with a perfect marriage of milk, cocoa and caramel containing 33.6% cocoa to the milky and creamy white chocolate containing 28% cocoa, as well as a range of coloured and flavoured chocolates.  They ensure a delicious base for the tablets and bars, as well as a fabulous coating for the exquisite filled chocolates.  Dark chocolates with a higher cocoa content up to 80% can be used for bespoke chocolates if required.

JoCo chocolates are specifically designed for different times of the year and for special occasions – from bars and tablets to truffles and individually filled chocolates using different flavours and decorating techniques with coloured cocoa butters.  So, if you are looking for that extra special treat for Weddings, Christenings, Special Parties and Dinners, then JoCo can design something delicious and memorable for you.

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