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Chocolatier Helen Fraser, a former Motoring Journalist and BBC Top Gear presenter, spent 15 years travelling the world to test drive new cars and interview racing drivers and automotive executives. Along the way she dined in some of the world’s finest restaurants. Like many chefs, her fine palate and interest in good food has grown through her travels, and in 2003 Helen decided on a career change and completed a Diploma in Professional Cookery. Spurred on by a desire to specialise in fresh handmade chocolate, Cocoa Mama, The Dove Valley Chocolate Co. was born. In 2012 her husband Brett, also a Motoring Journalist, joined Helen and opened a Chocolaterie where customers could see her working while enjoying fresh coffee and cakes in chocolatey surroundings.

Helen studied the artisan way of creating delicious chocolates, using the finest quality, ethically-sourced ingredients and, where possible, uses produce local to her hometown in The Dove Valley, Suffolk. She spent time working with some of the UK’s most experienced chocolate tutors and chocolatiers, learning to blend fresh ganache, hand-roll soft melting truffles and mould mouth-watering chocolate pralines.

She delights in creating new unique recipes and welcomes any suggestions you might like to try!

Helen studied the artisan way of creating delicious centres, using the finest quality, ethically sourced ingredients and, where possible, uses produce local to her hometown in The Dove Valley, Suffolk. She spent time working with some of the UK’s most experienced chocolate tutors learning to hand-dip fresh ganache, roll soft melting truffles and mould mouth-watering chocolate figurines.

She delights in creating new unique recipes and welcomes any suggestions you might like to try!


Cocoa Mama
The Shop

About Cocoa Mama
We are a small family-led team, passionate about making gorgeous fresh chocolate the old fashioned way, entirely by hand in small batches, with local produce where possible, natural flavours and no artificial preservatives. In fact, our chocolates are so fresh and pure they are best eaten within two weeks – if you can make them last that long.

Chocolatier, Helen Fraser (see profile) works tirelessly developing fresh truffles and pralines with flavours inspired by local Suffolk produce, such as honey, raspberry, apple, lavender, dark ale, cider and chilli. We use ethically sourced chocolate made from the finest cocoa beans grown around the world and continually develop unique recipes, changing with the seasons.

Visit us at our Chocolaterie, 4 Broad Street, Eye, Suffolk, where our handmade chocolate bars, figures and fresh truffles and pralines are sold from the chiller cabinet alongside delicious cakes and desserts baked on the premises, and our own blend of luxury coffee.

Please feel free to contact us regarding any special requests, but please be aware for some special occasion orders we need six weeks’ notice. Also occasionally, for large private parties and workshops the Chocolaterie closes, please call us 01379 870688 before making a long journey!

We hope you enjoy discovering the true taste of our fresh chocolate.

Cocoa Mama xx