Hello Cocoa is a small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolate maker located in Fayetteville. Last year the event brought in 175 locals to enjoy the company’s handmade chocolate bars, chocolate covered strawberries, their European-style hot chocolate, and a romantic Valentine staple, champagne. This year you can also enjoy music and dancing, a photo booth, and factory tours.
The event begins with Hello Cocoa Golden Tickets, which can be found in the company’s chocolate bars sold by retailers throughout Northwest Arkansas. The tickets provide the opportunity for a customer to win prizes ranging from five percent off entry to the Chocolate and Bubbly Tour to free products and free tickets to the event. Golden Tickets can be found in chocolate bars starting mid-January. Current retailers include Mama Carmen’s, Onyx, Arsaga’s, The Fayetteville Visitor’s Center, The Anchor, Blackboard Grocery, and Natural Grocers and Fresh Market in Fayetteville. The full list of retailers is available on Hello Cocoa’s website homepage.
Hello Cocoa is dedicated to creating some of the finest, tastiest chocolate on the market. Made with only three ingredients, cacao, cocoa butter and sugar, Hello Cocoa bars are available in three signature varieties: 57% Dark Ugandan Cocoa, 70% Dark Dominican Republic Cocoa, and 74% Dark Venezuelan Cocoa. These three single-origin bars feature distinct flavors drawn from their regional sources.
The company recently teamed up with local coffee shop, Mama Carmen’s, to craft a Mocha bar, becoming Hello Cocoa’s first milk chocolate. While the bar is true to dark chocolate at 52% cacao, the Mocha bar includes milk and espresso, and is available year-round. Additionally, for a limited time, their Winter Wonderland bar is also available with dried cherries, orange zest and cacao nibs.
Pre-purchase tickets for the event online at http://www.hellococoachocolate.com/events. For more information, visit hellococoachocolate.com, or follow the company on Facebook (/hellococoachocolate), Twitter (@hello_cocoa) and Instagram (@hellococoachocolate).