Having had the opportunity to travel through her early career, chocolatier Helen Fraser developed a love for good food from across the world.
When celebrating her birthday on the top of a mountain in Finland, she decided to make the jump into a new career in the food sector.
She had completed a Diploma in Professional Cookery in 2003, but over time, she came to realise that her real passion was for chocolate. She loved the science of chocolate, and the creative freedom it gave her to explore different flavours and combinations.
She studied the artisan way of creating different chocolates, working with some of the UK’s most highly regarded practitioners, learning to blend fresh ganache, hand-roll soft melting truffles, and mould gorgeous chocolate pralines.
In 2009, Cocoa Mama was born – in principle at least. Helen started producing chocolates – from her home kitchen, selling through various channels including the Wyken Vineyard farmers market. But even then, the dream was to find a local venue where the chocolates could be sold and courses in chocolate making could be run.
So in 2012, the Cocoa Mama chocolaterie became the latest foodie destination to arrive in the Suffolk town of Eye. Committed to providing the freshest quality products, and being a central feature for a local foodie community!