Cocoba Chocolate places spotlight on premium artisan series at Spring Fair
Cocoba is appearing at this year's Spring Fair in the UK. Pic: Cocoba
UK-based artisan chocolatier Cocoba Chocolate is preparing a host of premium confectionery delights including truffles, hot chocolate spoons and flakes, for this year’s Spring Fair event at the NEC in Birmingham, writes Neill Barston.
The British show, which takes place between 4-7 February, will feature a number of confectionery companies including Fudge Kitchen, Farrah’s of Harrogate, Creme d’Or and Sarunds, among a broad array of businesses across segments.
Cocoba will be showing its latest range, which also includes hot chocolate bombes, as well as a vegan and dairy-free chocolate selection that aim to highlight some innovative designs that demonstrate valuable artisan skills within the industry.
Darren Litton, chief chocolatier and founder of the business will be there with his team will be on stand 4B89 to answer any chocolate related questions. He welcomed the chance to present its range at the event.
He said: “This will be a great opportunity to show visitors our high-quality ranges. We are seeing an industry-wide trend for premium chocolate gifting options. Consumers are seeking out new flavours and shaped items in particular and our boozy chocolate bombes have been a firm customer favourite. We are innovating all the time and have introduced exciting colour changing bombes to the range. Our products enjoy high levels of repeat purchase in all the department stores and independent retailers who stock them”, Darren Litton says.
Launched in 2012 founder Darren Litton’s mission was to bring exquisite real hot chocolate drinks and exceptionally good chocolate confectionery to the British market, and further afield, at accessible prices. The concept for the chocolate brand started with a memory. Darren, Cocoba’s founder and chief chocoholic, from Australia, where he grew up sharing hot chocolates with his grandfather that he carefully made using premium chocolate.
As the company explained, when Darren came to the UK, he couldn’t find a chocolate drink that matched the one from his childhood, and so he decided to create it, and has been doing so for more than a decade.