Cocoa Mama Products
We work predominantly with single origin chocolate, which means it comes from one source and its flavour – rather like fine wine – is unique to that farming region. We like high cocoa content chocolate, even for our creamy milk chocolate truffles, and use a variety of chocolates including a 30% Dominican Republic white chocolate, a 40% Venezualan milk chocolate, a 65% dark chocolate made with beans from Ecuador and a 70% Sao Thome dark chocolate.
All our chocolates are made the old fashioned way, by hand in small batches, without automatic tempering or enrobing machines. We use only artisan equipment such as a dipping fork and a bain marie, making our chocolates with passion, pride and creativity.
For our popular truffles we blend fresh cream with single origin chocolate from around the world. For our pralines we use flavours inspired by the producers around our home in the Dove Valley, Suffolk, including honey, lavender, apples, beer, cider, raspberries and chilli.
We sell our chocolates fresh from the chiller cabinet in our Chocolaterie, 4 Broad Street, Eye, Suffolk, in either ballotin boxes to take home and share or ready-packed in gift boxes of 12, 18 or 24 chocolates, which can also be mailed for an extra charge.
For those whose natural interest in good nutrition and luxury foods collide, we use a 65% dark chocolate, called Oxanti, made from Ecuador beans, which is gently processed to retain more natural antioxidants than red wine and green tea.
Cocoa is, after all, the fruit of the cacoa tree, full of all the nutritional values you’d expect from a plant food. It is only through heavy processing, or conching as it is known, that nutrients can be lost. Oxanti is conched in a uniquely gently manner to retain more of the cocoa’s powerful antioxidants known as flavonoids. Cocoa Mama’s new AntioxiArtisan Bars are full of flavonoids, which scientific studies indicate have beneficial health effects. See www.oxanti.com for further details.
Cocoa Mama Artisan chocolate bars include a 60% Dark Chocolate & Sour Cherry bar, a Dark Chocolate & Ginger bar, a creamy 40% Milk Chocolate & Almond bar, a Milk Chocolate & Jelly Bean bar and, of course, the 65% AntioxiArtisan bar.
Throughout the year Cocoa Mama makes unique figurines, such as rabbits, fish, handbags, cars and hearts, using our most popular dark, white and milk chocolates and a range of coloured cocoa butters.
Look out for our chocolate Heart Boxes that can be filled with delicious handmade dark and milk truffles, or our beautiful Chocolate Fish or gorgeous Chocolate Handbags and delicious Giant Chocolate Buttons.
Cocoa Mama chocolate figurines and artisan bars are on sale at The Tilting Sky Gift & Chocolate Shop, 2a Lambseth Street, Eye, Suffolk, as well as our Chocolaterie, 4 Broad Street, Eye, Suffolk.