Cocoa Locoa is the creation of Karalee LaRochelle, who, like several other people who've inspired us by their midlife career shifts, knew there was a better way to make a living. After years in business consulting and marketing she earned a degree in Pastry at the New York Culinary Institute. Stints at Eleven Madison Park, Fauchon and VerÃ© Chocolate followed.
In addition to her excellent line of hand made artisan chocolates and confections made with local and organic ingredientsâ€”the Salted Honey Caramels, made with Fireweed honey, are beyond (pictured above)â€”Karalee offers a Bespoke Chocolate Service. First she meets with you to understand the kinds of flavors and style of chocolates you like. She then creates a range of chocolates using your preferences, which you sample at your very own tasting (four costs $250, 8 costs $450).
Once you select the creations that best suit you, they can be further customized by adding a unique screened design and custom packaging. Minimum order is 50 pieces per flavor at $1.50 a piece (50 cents less than a non-custom chocolate). Still don't know what to get the person who has everything?
And what better to serve with your Bespoke Chocolate than Bespoke Vodka?