Edit 23/02/15 Winchester Cocoa Company website is now live. You can now shop online.
The Winchester Cocoa Company makes fine handmade chocolates in Winchester, Hampshire with some ingredients bought from Fareham Wine Cellar (Goyard Vieux Marc de Champagne and Pussers Blue Label Rum 40%). This is a new company formed by Chris Attewell and where possible he tries to use local ingredients – fresh cream from a herd of Guernsey cows near Winchester, Summerdown Hampshire mint oil, teas from Char Teas in Winchester. He has also recently made a chocolate flavoured with Twisted Nose Gin distilled in Winchester.
For more information about the Winchester Cocoa Company and matching wine and chocolate please follow my earlier blog post. There you will find lots of ideas for matching wines, particularly with Ports, dessert and fortified wines – these seem to make the best matches.
For Christmas 2014, chocolatier Chris has created a gift box containing 12 Christmas truffles, 2 chocolates of each of the following flavours,
Silver Foil – Marc de Champagne. Milk chocolate ganache flavoured with Goyard Vieux Marc de Champagne
Lilac Foil – Christmas pudding. Pusser’s rum ganache with christmas spices, citrus zest and sherry soaked raisins
Orange Foil – Grand Marnier and cinnamon. A Grand Marnier ganache centre, dusted with cinnamon sugar
Brown / Copper Stripes – Hazelnut and nutmeg. Piedmont hazelnut liqueur ganache, spiced with nutmeg and coated with caramelised hazelnut pieces
Red with Gold Stars – Whisky and orange. Tomintoul 14yr single malt ganache with crystallised orange pieces
Ruby Red – Sea salt caramel. Liquid caramel truffles made with Cornish sea salt and Madagascan vanilla
All of the Winchester Cocoa Company chocolates are made in small quantities.
Available whilst stocks last in the the run up to Christmas 2014.