Coco'Blog

  • From Grandma's Recipes to Award-Winning Bars: The Sweet Journey of Chocolat Chocolate

    Dustin’s interest in making chocolate began after he discovered his grandmother's boxed chocolate candy recipes. He wanted to add his touch to her candies by creating his own chocolate to complement them. After teaching himself how to make chocolate, he fell in love with bean-to-bar chocolate and... View Post
  • Fresco Chocolate's Journey For The Love Of Chocolate

    Raised in Southern California, Amy and Rob Anderson met as teenagers and dated on and off into their twenties, knowing that they wanted to spend their lives together. With careers in engineering and accounting, they were ready to start a life together.Fast forward to 2003 when their chocolate jou... View Post
  • How Family & Tradition Influence Hazel Hill Chocolate's Success

    Hazel Hill Chocolate is all about family and tradition.Nick Xidis and his wife Terry opened Hazel Hill Chocolate in 2005, based on Nick’s family history of chocolatier and confectionery work. Nick’s grandfather immigrated to the United States from Greece in 1914. After serving in World War I, the... View Post
  • Monsoon Chocolate: A Combination of Passion & Experience

    Monsoon Chocolate was born out of the passion and personal experience of founder Adam Scott Krantz.In 2013, Adam created one of the nation’s first dedicated craft chocolate departments at Time Market in Tucson, Arizona. Two years later, he curated the largest craft chocolate library in the world ... View Post
  • When Spinnaker Chocolate's Passion & Obsession Lead to a Mission

    Chris and Kelly Van Arsdale, brothers and co-founders of Spinnaker Chocolate, started crafting chocolate at home as a hobby. They were giving out chocolate bars to friends and family, and everyone would say: "Maybe you guys should be selling these."Many years and thousands of test batches later, ... View Post
  • Five People Behind 5 Mile Chocolate

    Your question, “What’s in my chocolate?” is the crux of who we are at 5 Mile Chocolate. The short answer is “cacao beans and organic sugar,” but you’re not really looking for the short answer, are you?With over a decade of experience in direct sourcing, coffee (as Oak Cliff Coffee), and the sweet... View Post