It’s been a few years since I visited Chococo’s Swanage store and I know they’ve expanded it since then so I would love to return. It is a hidden gem in this pretty seaside town where you can now sit and enjoy and exceptional hot chocolate, as well as linger over their fabulous selection of chocolates.
Chococo is run by husband and wife team, Claire and Andy Burnett and their team of helpers, including their two children. Claire and Andy used to have big marketing jobs in the city which they’ve put that experience to good use in the design of their chocolates, website and other marketing.
Chococo use excellent quality chocolate in their creations and fresh, local ingredients. Their fresh truffles will only last a few weeks (but won’t really last that long near any serious chocolate lover). They use round truffle moulds for most of their chocolates and fill them with a very light cream ganache made with local Dorset cream. They are quite unqiue in their aerated creaminess and I particularly like them, though the texture is not necessarily everyone’s come of tea. They are certainly impressing most though, as they grow from strength to strength and continue to win awards, including several Great Taste Awards.
The shop is light and airy and the staff are very warm and friendly. You can also watch them making the chocolates if you’re there at the right time, and they are very welcoming to children.
Main photo credit: Neil TungateSwanage,
Interactive Area Map
Chococo has multiple branches. Select a shop from the list on the right for detailed information and detailed maps.