And we make incredibly delicious chocolates.
Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, we are expert manufacturers and retailers of award-winning confectionery chocolates and purveyors of fine cocoa confectionery including Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut® products. We proudly employ more than 100 Calgarians. Locally, in Calgary, there are nine stores under the Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut® banner, plus a further 10 stores across Canada and two in the United States. Cococo also sells in Japan.
We strive to be sustainable and environmental in our practices—we only use couverture chocolate made with Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa and cocoa butter, which is fairly traded and helps drive positive change for West African farming communities. 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. To read our action plan, please click here.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Understanding our made-up Cococo name is simple. Co means together. Together in cocoa, together in community, together in confections. So what does Cococo mean? It means Chocolate Together (you can read more about this in the ``what we think`` section). 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.
Cococo handcrafts only the most delicious and highest quality chocolate confections using sustainable, fair trade cocoa and cocoa butter for the betterment of the environment and local and global communities. Our incredible team of chocolatiers makes over 80 different recipes in our factory kitchen using simple ingredients like real cream and butter, our own unique couverture chocolate, and no artificial preservatives — ever.
A PEEK IN OUR FACTORY
Demolding the Sambucca — one sharp, hard ``thwack!`` on the marble table and out they come.
We paint molds by hand using tempered chocolate, a paint brush, and lots of patience.
Each September, we participate in Doors Open YYC and open up our factory to the public.