Heather Oliveira started Cocoa and Honey in 2011 from a keen desire to introduce a more ethical option for chocolate lovers. Heather is fuelled by her love of chocolate & the wealth of flavours found in Nova Scotia. She firmly believes that merging Fair Trade, organic chocolate & cane sugar with local ingredients creates the highest quality, most flavourful chocolates.
Cocoa and Honey sources many ingredients from her Historic Farmers’ Market colleagues Hutten Family Farm (currants, berries, stone fruits & rhubarb) and Four Seasons Farm (chili peppers & herbs). Her organic, Fair Trade coffee beans come from Java Blend Coffee Roasters, liqueurs from Ironworks Distillery, and honey from Cosman & Whidden.
Cocoa and Honey upholds the French traditions in chocolate making & the artisanal mentality: all chocolates are carefully handmade in small batches. Cocoa and Honey currently offers chocolate bars, seasonal truffles, toffee, caramels, candied nuts, chocolate-covered coffee beans, dessert sauces, and special market offerings. Ingredients are carefully chosen from organic & fair trade sources. No preservatives or artificial flavours are ever used. Everything is made fresh & often.
Cocoa and Honey’s creations can be found year ‘round at the Historic Farmers’ Market, seasonally at the Hubbards Farmers’ Market, and also at local shops throughout Nova Scotia.