IT ALL BEGAN WITH A CHOCOLATE PARTY
Welcome to B Cocoa Artisan Chocolate! We are a small, artisan chocolate shop in Wichita Falls, TX making handmade truffles and treats from the finest of chocolate in small batches.
MEET THE MAKER |
Hi! My name is Brooke but everyone close to me calls me B, and that is how the name B Cocoa Artisan Chocolate developed. B Cocoa began as a sweet gesture for my husband's birthday. I signed up to attend a chocolate making workshop with a local chocolatier in England to make a box of truffles for my own chocoholic. I was never a chocolate fan and I found myself licking the pure Belgian chocolate ganache off of my fingers and knew there was something different about the chocolate that I, a non-chocolate lover was enjoying. I knew I had limited time left in England and that all of Europe was at my doorstep, so I decided to embark on my very own chocolate journey because the Grand Cru or fine chocolate that I enjoyed was too good to keep a secret.
I enrolled in chocolate school at Ecole Chocolat...yes, there is such thing as chocolate school, and received my Professional Chocolatier certification with Honors. I spent my remaining time overseas traveling, stalking chocolate shops, talking with and asking the local chocolatiers questions, sampling chocolates from France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and Ireland and returning home to my own kitchen to recreate what I had tasted and learned abroad.
My time spent learning to sculpture clay in my 3-dimensional studio arts minor, my graphic design background and my natural affinity for anything food related became the perfect combination for my adventure as a chocolatier. Who would have ever thought that those three loves would combine?!
I am enjoying the ongoing learning and also the opportunity to share my love of quality, pure chocolate with anyone who wants to learn and I am beyond blessed at the support I have received from chocolate lovers near and far! When I am not tempering chocolate or cleaning chocolate splatters off of my walls, I am a wife and a mommy to two precious children, two King Charles Cavalier Spaniel fur babies, three cats, our sweet horses Buddy & Merlin. I love traveling continuously, like a gypsy with my family, relaxing with a nice glass of wine with my husband and am passionate about fine chocolate and letting others learn about it with me.