Serve NeoCocoa confections at room temperature. This brings out the full character and bouquet of the chocolate.
Our truffles are best eaten immediately as they do not contain any preservatives or artificial flavors or ingredients. However, if you will not be consuming them right away, please refer to the best by date that is noted on the package. All our other confections have a 6-month shelf life.
For best results, store chocolate confections in a cool, dry, and odor free environment (preferably below 70 degrees F). While refrigeration in an airtight container can help extend the life of our confections, it is not recommended especially for those products containing salt. The humidity may cause the salt to liquefy and for the chocolate to bloom.
Chocolate bloom is a whitish coating that can appear on the surface of chocolate. There are two types of bloom: fat bloom, arising from changes in the fat in the chocolate; and sugar bloom, formed by the action of moisture on the sugar ingredients.
Chocolate confections that show signs of either fat or sugar bloom are perfectly edible. While they may not look as nice, they are perfectly safe to eat and likely just as delicious.
When you see “% cacao” printed on a label, it refers to the total percentage of ingredients by weight in that product that come from the cocoa bean, including the chocolate liquor and cocoa butter. A higher “% cacao” lends a more intense chocolate flavor. A higher “% cacao” also indicates less added sugar.
All of our dark chocolate products are made with chocolate containing 72% cacao. While our milk chocolate products are made with chocolate containing 38% cacao.
We use Guittard chocolate for all of our confections.
We do not currently use chocolates that are “certified” Fair Trade.
We use mostly organic ingredients our products, but those products are not currently “certified” organic.
Not at this time.
Most of our confections, especially the truffles and toffee, contain either cream, butter or a milk product. However, our double chocolate marshmallow and dark pistachio bark are dairy free.
All of our confections contain either cream, butter or a milk product. However, our dark pistachio bark is vegan.
All our confections are gluten free with the exception of our hazelnut butter truffle.
Our dark pistachio bark, almond butter truffle and hazelnut butter truffle contain nut butters.
We do not currently ship our products outside of the 50 United States.
Custom assortments can be created. However, we require a minimum of 2 weeks advance notice for custom orders. Please contact us for more information.
Our goal is to satisfy all of our customers. We stand behind everything we make. Our chocolates leave our production kitchen in peak condition. However, due to the perishable nature of our products, we are unable to provide refunds or exchanges for products that are not damaged or defective. In the event you receive a damaged or defective product, please contact us immediately. NOTE: We cannot be held responsible for any of the following reasons: 1) delivery delays caused by weather or other acts beyond our control, 2) incorrect or incomplete addresses entered by the purchaser when completing online order.
No, not at this time.
NeoCocoa produces all of its confections in Belmont, CA (in the San Francisco Bay Area).
Please feel free to email us your inquiry.