Hello there! We are The Cosy Chocolate Company, a small food business specialising in the manufacture of chocolate flakes which can be added to milk to make a mean hot chocolate. Our company is headed up by me (Jenny) and my skillful husband, Matt.
Our mutual passion for making chocolate takes its root at the start of getting to know one another, as Matt surprised me on my birthday one year with some home-made chocolate. He had melted down some bars of the big brand stuff and poured it into silicone moulds, and added his own flavourings. It went down a treat (and very quickly disappeared!).
Before long, Matt and I started dreaming up ideas for how we could make our own chocolate, and spent time experimenting with new flavours and shapes. The family quickly got on board and Matt was overwhelmed with chocolate-related equipment, cook-books and advice for his birthdays and christmases!
A few years passed, during which we got engaged, fell in love with a house in a tiny rural village, got real-world jobs and in the summer of 2017, got married! All chocolate-making dreams and plans had been put on hold, but it wasn’t long before Matt was back on the mission and had a breakthrough!
One cold evening, I was curled up by the fire, and Matt was experimenting in the kitchen. I heard a hoot of joy, and in he brought a steaming mug of hot chocolate. We cosied up together and tasted it. The texture was smooth, creamy, and deeply, deeply chocolatey.
Then came months of tweaking, experimenting and adding different flavours. We heckled and inundated our friends with samples, collecting as much feedback as we could before finally coming to land with what we feel are five brilliant recipes, perfect for cosy evenings.