Welcome to my dreamy chocolate business.

Hi, I'm Zoë, and in 2019 I founded La Chocolatrice.

From handmade chocolate bars to boutique chocolate making experiences, my mission is to bring the magic of French chocolateries to my home, in the North East of England.

We are a small team of eight, enthusiastic chocolatiers, passionate about creating the most delicious chocolates, and providing engaging, educational chocolate making experiences.

La Chocolatrice is based across two sites, in Coxhoe, County Durham; our Chocolate Factory & Shop, and our beautiful Chocolate Making Workshop Studio.

to france and back again...

I've been on a journey with chocolate for as long as I can remember, but it was my move to France, aged 18, that really set me on this path. I spent four years living in France, studying - and sampling - patisserie and chocolate. Visiting the local chocolateries was a magical experience, that inspired me to bring the magic back to the North East.


Delicious Handmade Chocolates

Using the finest and freshest ingredients, our small team of chocolatiers make a beautiful range of delicious handmade chocolate bars, bonbons, lollies, buttons, and more. We take great care to ensure our handmade chocolates are both visually stunning and taste amazing. We aim to source our ingredients and packaging locally, wherever possible and enjoy collaborating with other amazing small businesses.



Have you ever dreamed of making your own delicious handmade chocolates? At La Chocolatrice you can do just that! We run chocolate making workshops every weekend and some weekdays too, including Chocolate Truffle Making, Easter Egg Making, Children's Chocolate Bar Making Birthday Parties, and more. We would love to see. you in one of these delicious workshops soon!


Sustainable chocolate making

At La Choc we love chocolate but we also respect it and the farmers who produce the cocoa we use.That’s why we work with Cocoa Horizons to source sustainable cocoa. Find out more about Cocoa Horizons: https://www.cocoahorizons.org/

It is also important to us that the packaging we use is sustainable.  We are proud to say that the bags we pack our handmade chocolate bars in are biodegradable and can be home composted within 21 days.  


Your local chocolaterie

At La Chocolatrice, I hope to share the magic of handcrafted chocolate making with you. Thank you for being on this journey with me and for supporting my delicious small business.