About Cocoa Community Confections, Inc.
Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, we are expert manufacturers and retailers of award-winning artisanal chocolates and purveyors of fine cocoa confectionery including Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut® products. Our official name, Cocoa Community Confections Inc., is a mouthful so we also operate under the shorter names "Cococo" and "Cococo Chocolatiers". Our team is capable of manufacturing and co-packing virtually any product containing chocolate as a primary or defining ingredient.
2022 - International Chocolate Salon
Bronze - Best Vegan Chocolates
2019 - International Chocolate Awards
Silver - Passion Fruit Caramel
Bronze - Coffee Caramel
2016 - International Chocolate Awards
Bronze - Coconut
Silver - Bee Pollen Gianduja (not in production)
Gold - Maple Buttertart (not in production)
Bronze - Matcha Citrus (not in production)
2015 - International Chocolate Awards
Gold - Earl Grey Tea
Bronze - Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate
Bronze - Thai Ginger Sea Salt Caramel
Bronze - Mint
2015 - Alberta Food Processors Award
Best Confection - Vidal Icewine Chocolate (not in production)
2014 - International Chocolate Awards
Gold - Apricot Lavender
Gold - Sea Salt Caramel Milk
Gold - Nutmeg Orange
Silver - Honey Anise
We strive to be sustainable and environmental in our practices—in our manufacturing we use only couverture chocolate made with Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa and cocoa butter, both traceable and fairly traded, which helps drive positive change for West African farming communities and children in the cocoa sector. Cococo is also an active member in the World Cocoa Foundation and an original signatory of the Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI) to help prevent deforestation in cocoa growing regions. Read Cococo's 2023 Cocoa & Forests Initiative action.
What does Cococo mean?
Understanding the meaning of the Cococo name is easy especially once you know our official company name is Cocoa Community Confections Inc.
The common prefix in that long name is Co. "Co" means together. Together in cocoa, together in community, together in confections. So what does Cococo mean? It means Chocolate Together. And what about the icon in our logo? Some people think it's a flower or a paw print, and that's fine with us. But it really represents a cross-section of a cocoa pod, shown below. Learn more about our company values here.
We are confectioners, and our business is confectionery — we make things out of couverture chocolate. We do not make our own chocolate, but instead have our couverture made for us according to our own proprietary recipes and using Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa and cocoa butter. Our incredible team of chocolatiers makes over 80 different recipes in our factory kitchen, many by hand, using simple ingredients like real cream and butter, organic ingredients like cane sugar, cherries, orange peels, and ginger, and our own unique couverture chocolate, and no artificial preservatives — ever.