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  • Supporting Small Businesses – Coco Chocolatier *

    If you read my blog regularly, you know I have started a new series called “Supporting Small Businesses“. And so, it focuses on small companies that are amazing at what they do and that deserve to get more attention. Thus, the second blog post of this series is about Coco Chocolatier. As the name may give away, Coco Chocolatier is all about… chocolate!

    Now, here’s a bit about Coco Chocolatier. The company is a collaborative canvas of artisans and artists who dare to disrupt, innovate and inspire. It is all about creativity with a product that does not compromise on style or substance. The chocolate bars are made with the world’s finest South American cocoa and are enveloped with original designs by independent artists. Have a look at the gorgeous packaging and you’ll see what I mean! Coco Chocolatier is based in Edinburgh and has partners all around the world. Their mission is to change the perception of chocolate forever by delivering extraordinary experiences.

    A chocolate tasting with Coco Chocolatier

    Do they deliver on all their promises you may ask? I’ll give you the answer in a second. They sent me a six bar chocolate box for me to review. The box contained the following bars: Artisan Roast Espresso; Caramel, Hazelnut & Isle of Skye Sea Salt; Earl Grey Tea & Bergamot; Gin & Tonic; Raspberry & Vanilla Bean and Hazelnut & Isle of Skye Sea Salt. You can’t see the caramel bar on the photos because we had already ate it. “WE” as in me, my boyfriend and my family, while we were holidaying in Corsica. We did a chocolate tasting altogether to make it even more genuine for you dear readers!

    So, what did we all think? What came out of the tasting?

    Well, for staters, that the packaging is amazing. It is so curated and luxurious. That packaging is a winner. Indeed, you’d see the bars on a shop shelf and would be drawn to them. The packaging is so colorful – you know my love for colors – and eye catchy. Also, very Instagrammable I might add!

    Now, onto the chocolate – the best part in my opinion. I have to admit, I am more of a milk chocolate lover. I always find dark chocolate bitter. Yes, yes, I know it’s healthier. However, I really liked Coco Chocolatier dark chocolate bars. It’s due to the flavors brought by the extra ingredients. I loved the sea salt component, as did my mum and dad who said the Hazelnut & Isle of Skye Sea Salt Chocolate Bar was their favorite!

    I liked the subtle hint of espresso of the Artisan Roast Espresso Bar and really enjoyed the Gin & Tonic one – the Gin lover in me. However, my absolute favorite was the Caramel, Hazelnut & Isle of Skye Chocolate Bar. As a matter of fact, it is milk chocolate. It was my sister’s favorite too. My youngest brother loved the Raspberry & Vanilla Bean bar. It was white chocolate and he loves white chocolate.

    My two other brothers and my boyfriend are dark chocolate lovers but I think they favored the artisan roast espresso and the Isle of Sky Sea Salt bars. Overall, I think they all enjoyed the experience as all the chocolate bars were finished pretty quickly! So, as the popular vote has shown us, Coco Chocolatier is a win and you must absolutely try it!

    Or maybe you already have, have you? The brand also does other chocolate-based products such as truffles, chocolate covered fruits or flavored cocoa powder.

    Have you heard of Coco Chocolatier before? If so, did you try their chocolate bar? What did you think? If it is the first time hearing about the brand, what do you think? About the packaging and the look of the bars? Will you try it?

    Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you liked this post.

    See you soon,
    Love,
    Corinne

    *The chocolate was gifted to me for review but all opinions remains my own.

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    37 Comments

    1. September 9, 2018 / 7:27 pm

      Wow, this chocolate sounds absolutely delicious. That vanilla and raspberry one sounds like the perfect flavour for me. I feel hungry just thinking about it! I’m definitely craving some chocolate now! Great post!

    2. September 9, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      Ooh these look absolutely amazing, I’m a total chocoholic and these have such cute packaging. The flavours sound great too.

      Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    3. September 9, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      I’m such a chocaholic so this post was perfect for me haha. I also love white chocolate and raspberry together so that bar sounds right up my street. I will definitely be purchasing some in the future, thanks for sharing!

      – Rumaanah

    4. September 9, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      Holy crap ALL of these flavours sound amazing! I’ve never heard of this brand but I mean is there much better than chocolate dropping through your letterbox!? I think not! Loving this new series!
      Alice Xx

    5. September 9, 2018 / 8:04 pm

      Love that you’re supporting small businesses. Coco Chocolatier looks amazing. It’s cool that they have so many different flavors. I’d be a total sucker for the hazelnut bar! The packaging does look amazing. Glad you enjoyed your experience with them! I’d totally try it!

      Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    6. September 9, 2018 / 8:38 pm

      You made my mouth water with this post! Honestly. I’ve never been to a chocolate tasting before, and it just sounds like so much fun! This company also sounds great. Will definitely check them out! YUM.

    7. September 9, 2018 / 9:30 pm

      I’m a sucker for beautiful packaging and I absolutely love the packing of this chocolate!

    8. September 10, 2018 / 8:47 am

      Oh God, Love the chocolate. And you really did some well detailed packaging for this. I would love to be a chocolate tester . Will surely look at it. Maybe I can change my career into this. Who doesn’t want to eat chocolate as part of your work?

    9. September 10, 2018 / 9:33 am

      I love chocolate. My husband is a truck driver and he delivers chocolate at factories. Usually he gets a whole box with everything that they make as a thank you. Then you understand that the box is completely empty after a few days. LOL.

    10. September 10, 2018 / 9:42 am

      Chocolate is my passion! I would love to try this one too! I really appreciate your work for supporting small businesses.

    11. September 10, 2018 / 10:33 am

      I haven’t heard of Coco-Chocolatier but I’d definitely consider their brand; I mean, their packaging is just so great and inviting! I just love chocolates and I can imagine how tasty these bars are.

    12. September 10, 2018 / 10:47 am

      I haven’t heard of these but they sound delicious and they LOOK just as delicious in that stunning packaging too! I love the sound of the raspberry and vanilla and also the hazelnut and sea salt!

    13. nancy_ycnan
      September 10, 2018 / 11:30 am

      Thank you very much for such useful information! I feel that I shall be benefitted and my friends will be benefitted!

    14. September 10, 2018 / 11:41 am

      I have never heard of Coco Chocolatier and glad to learn the review here. What I like about Coco Chocolatier is their fun and bright packaging. Cool for Xmas gifts exchange in the company. I am sure whoever receive it will be so happy.

    15. Melissa
      September 10, 2018 / 2:50 pm

      I don’t know why, but I am such a sucker for packaging. These chocolates look amazing. I would love to try them!

    16. September 10, 2018 / 3:01 pm

      I love being able to support small business and this one sounds right up my street. I mean who doesn’t LOVE chocolate! I am going to have to check out and see if I can get some sent to me as I totally want a piece with a cuppa right now.

    17. September 10, 2018 / 5:21 pm

      I love the beautiful wrappers. I too have a passion for chocolate and need to try this brand.

    18. September 10, 2018 / 5:59 pm

      The packaging is so adorable, I would proba my buy them just because of that without thinking whether or not it tastes good.

    19. September 10, 2018 / 6:45 pm

      I am all about chocolate! These sound tasty. I love supporting small businesses too. I’ll have to check them out for sure.

    20. September 10, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      Not a big fan of chocolate (my house is weird) but I am glad to see people support small businesses! Keep it up

    21. Bibi
      September 10, 2018 / 7:59 pm

      Who doesn’t love chocolate? Not me!! I love it! These sound very tasty and I’ll have to check them out for sure. Thank you!

    22. September 10, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      Love the packaging on these chocolate bars! All of the flavours sound lovely to be honest but I’m rather partial to any kind of salted chocolate so think the ones with the sea salt in would probably be my favourites if I tasted them. It’s great that you’re supporting small businesses too!

    23. Kamapala Chukwuka
      September 10, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      It’s so lovely of you to showcase small businesses on your blog! I’ve never heard of Coco-Chocolatier but I must say their packaging completely has me sold. The presentation and your lovely/ interesting review have definitely got me intrigued. Will love to try them out.

    24. September 10, 2018 / 11:52 pm

      I’ve never heard of Coco Chocolatier before, but I am happy to learn more about them. Their packaging is stunning and I think the flavor combinations sound compelling. I, too, prefer milk chocolate. And the white chocolate with raspberries sounds sooooo good!

    25. September 11, 2018 / 4:57 am

      Mmmmm…they can send me chocolate to review any time! I have never heard of them before but they sound delicious. I love anything chocolate!

    26. September 11, 2018 / 6:41 am

      I love supporting small shops! OMG yum! My husband would love this chocolate! Thanks for sharing

    27. September 11, 2018 / 2:06 pm

      A big fan of chocolate so liked your post but one tip..reduce the size of your images…they take a lot of time to load. Reduces the overall user experience

    28. September 12, 2018 / 1:16 am

      Wow, they look amazing! I’ve seen coco brand before but I’ve never tried it. I do love their packaging though. It’s what drew me to the brand in the first place. Their designs are so eye-catching!

    29. September 12, 2018 / 8:18 pm

      I’ve never heard of this brand before but the packaging is calling my name. I like the cute and bright color packaging. These chocolates looks so good.

    30. September 13, 2018 / 7:37 pm

      This post has literally made me dribble…I need some dark chocolate now and how GORGEOUS is the packaging on each bar? It’s so pretty and each fresh new bar of chocolate looks so satisfying :’) x x
      Ellis // http://www.elliswoolley.co.uk

    31. September 14, 2018 / 1:39 pm

      These flavors definitely sound interesting! I’m not sure how much I would like them but I wouldn’t be opposed to trying them out. Thanks for sharing!

    32. September 17, 2018 / 8:40 pm

      What a lovely series idea! It’s so important to support small companies who are doing something creative rather than the usual big corporations. The flavours of this chocolate sound absolutely delicious – especially the Earl Grey!

      Milenka x
      Blushing Lately

    33. Gemma
      September 23, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      I am a massive fan of chocolate! Thank you for sharing this brand, everything about it is soo perfect. Just look at that packaging wow.

      Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

    34. September 23, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      I am going to have to treat myself to a few of these bars – the raspberry and vanilla bean looks so delicious.

      Pretty packaging is my weakness and I also love supporting small businesses! 💖

      Stephanie xox

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