Our Signature Bar

Our Signature Bar blends together the foundations of our craft to create a bar of luxurious and indulgent chocolate.

Inspired by the old residents of our home at The Old Dairy, this exquisite bar combines the best of both worlds with creamy milk and velvety white chocolate patches.

Treat yourself to a taste of decadence with - you won't regret it.

"Why settle for just a glass and a half when you can have The Ole Dairy"

- John Jeffery

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Knowledge is power

We aim to be one of the fairest priced artisan chocolate businesses, delivering high quality, top notch product, delivering profound customer satisfaction and phenomenal results, but without charging the earth. 

We use cocoa sourced from responsible and sustainable origins, as we know just how important it is, to not only look after our customers and team, but the people who grow and farm the ingredients to enable us to do what we do best. This being said, I also know that others are quick to pass the buck, before truly thinking about the impact on our environment. Ensuring the cocoa comes from sustainable sources, is one of the many things we do here at Kakawa, to help keep our planet, as well as biodegradable packing peanuts (made from corn starch), correctly sized recyclable boxes and packaging, and, as our products are handmade to order, there is a minuscule amount of food waste that leaves our doors. 

So, in a nutshell, we blow our competitors out of the water in every way possible! 

All whilst achieving what’s best for our customers, their tastebuds, our team and the precious environment!

Ps, incase you were wondering - The word Kakawa originally comes from the South American Olmec civilisation and dates back to roughly 1000 BC. - well before the Aztecs and Mayans .The Olmec were the first civilisation to cultivate cocoa beans and called them Kakawa.

This is why we are, who we are - Kakawa

Pamper Experiences

Are you looking for perfect way to indulge, and relax with a friend, partner, the girls or perhaps the perfect Birthday treat?

Our ultimate pamper & indulgence experience bought to you in partnership with Country Practice, Faversham could be the perfect solution.

45 mins chocolate experience + 45 min treatment.

Start your experience, at our chocolate kitchen where you'll be guided by John Jeffery, our founder and head chocolatier to create your very own filled chocolate box, and selection of chocolate bars whilst enjoying a chilled glass of Prosecco or soft drink of your choice.

Whilst your delectable, hand crafted treats are setting, you'll be whisked away to the warm, comfy and relaxing environment of Country Practice were you'll be greeted by Jane and the team to enjoy a truly relaxing and revitalising treatment of your choice.

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Work with us, and lets create something incredible

At the start of 2020 we introduced something new and exciting to the UK market. An indulgent, premium chocolate brand, handmade to order in small batches, using perfected techniques, the highest quality ingredients, with each bar decorated by skilled artisan hands. Creating new and exciting flavour combinations continues to be our passion, whilst remembering where it all started and never compromising on our core values. 

2021 saw the opening of our new production kitchen in Kent, we took our creativity to a whole new level, developing more than 200 unique, and truly scrumptious flavours. We listened to our customers, created new trends, and continue to source the finest ingredients from around the world, to produce a range, that we believe cannot be beaten on taste and quality. 

From the highly skilled team of artisan chocolate makers who produce our innovative and exciting products to our environmental impact, we understand the importance of being transparent. Doing our bit whilst creating something that tastes this good, is the at the heart of what we do.

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Our Inspiration

CEO, Chocolatier, business man and founder of Kakawa by day - socialist, nature lover and foodie by night.

I’m passionate about creating something new, more than just ordinary - most of all, making it taste great and having fun with it!

I feel a recipe is only a theme, a tune which anyone can play, but add some inspiration each time with a different variation!

My weekends mainly consist of winding down the busy week with leisurely strolls through the countryside of Kent, culinary creations, and socialising with everyone whenever I get the chance!I pride myself on having accomplished, (and smashed!) many of the goals I have set myself, continuously setting the bar higher for myself, and always striving to achieve more!

I leave no stone unturned and have worked (very!) hard to get where I am today - Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it’s still standing, loud and proud for everyone to see!

Many people say dreams do not become your reality, but I say, you can sure as hell work your hardest to prove them wrong - I did, and I'd never look back - onwards and upwards is my motto, build your plan, stick to it and the world can be yours!

The Story

Since I was a child, (and after watching many, many episodes of The Apprentice and being so inspired by how Lord Sugar achieved all he has in business) all I dreamt about was having my very own business within the food sector and more recently, surpassing the chain brands both in being a leading brand in the chocolate world, but most importantly, in taste!

After being in the food industry for quite some time (19 years to be exact!), one evening, Something just clicked, suddenly realising that this was my time, my chance and immediately I needed to address my dreams, after maintaining others for so long - it was then that I decided to make a go of it.

I made a start with a very small number of slabs (3 flavours), and very quickly word spread about this ‘new chocolate’ being ‘the best I’ve ever tasted’

As the interest in my chocolate and my story continued to grow, so did the ideas and the range of products.It was then that I realised, without a doubt, that I could in fact not only make my dreams come true, but surpass all expectations in the process!

Now, fast forward to 2022, a good few years of hard work and patience, we now offer in excess of 200 handmade chocolate products within our collections, a selection of which we were fortunate enough to showcase in one of the high streets top tier retailers in the lead up to Christmas 2021!

Driving me to continue to grow, and achieve my ultimate goal of being one of the industry leaders within the UK independent chocolate market.

With all this in mind, I want to also show, particularly young entrepreneurs, that your dreams are worth chasing!

You can start your very own business from your kitchen table, with nothing more than a pen and paper - and in my case, chocolate!

Believe in yourself, to believe in a better future.

John Jeffery 'JJ'

Founder Kakawa Artisan Chocolate & Co Ltd