Cocoa & Spice

Cocoa & Spice Handcrafted chocolates and confections. Made in Charlottesville, VA Cocoa & Spice is a family owned chocolate business located inside The Shops at York Place on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, VA.

We specialize in handcrafted chocolates, confections, and drinking chocolate. All of our products are handmade to order in small batches. Meet the Chocolatier - Jennifer Mowad
Jennifer is a graduate of the Ecole Chocolat Professional Chocolatier Program and apprenticed at East Van Roasters in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to her training as a Chocolatier, Jennifer attended Chestnut Hill College in Phil

We specialize in handcrafted chocolates, confections, and drinking chocolate. All of our products are handmade to order in small batches. Meet the Chocolatier - Jennifer Mowad
Jennifer is a graduate of the Ecole Chocolat Professional Chocolatier Program and apprenticed at East Van Roasters in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to her training as a Chocolatier, Jennifer attended Chestnut Hill College in Phil

Operating as usual

Welp, our break lasted a bit longer than expected. Open today and tomorrow (12/30-31) until 4pm.We're having an end of y...
12/30/2021

Welp, our break lasted a bit longer than expected. Open today and tomorrow (12/30-31) until 4pm.

We're having an end of year sale! 20% off all Cocoa and Spice products. Chocolate bars in our chocolate library and other non-Cocoa and Spice products are still full price. Sold out of truffles and won't have any until late January.

We'll be taking a longer break in January and will be closed January 1-16. This will give us time to rest, clean/organize, and roast and make more chocolate!

#timetorest #chocolatesale #cvillelocal #cville #charlottesville #cvilleeats #vafoodie #womeninchocolate

Welp, our break lasted a bit longer than expected. Open today and tomorrow (12/30-31) until 4pm.

We're having an end of year sale! 20% off all Cocoa and Spice products. Chocolate bars in our chocolate library and other non-Cocoa and Spice products are still full price. Sold out of truffles and won't have any until late January.

We'll be taking a longer break in January and will be closed January 1-16. This will give us time to rest, clean/organize, and roast and make more chocolate!

#timetorest #chocolatesale #cvillelocal #cville #charlottesville #cvilleeats #vafoodie #womeninchocolate

Open 10 AM - 2 PM today, December 24th.We only have 10 boxes of chocolates left! 2-15pc, 2-8pc, 1-5pc, and 5-2pc. Most o...
12/24/2021

Open 10 AM - 2 PM today, December 24th.

We only have 10 boxes of chocolates left! 2-15pc, 2-8pc, 1-5pc, and 5-2pc. Most of the boxes have duplicates, but all of the boxes are delicious!

And check out the accidental heart 💚shape we made on the pistachio!

We still have plenty of drinking chocolate mix, bark, and some peanut butter cups!

Open 10 AM - 2 PM today, December 24th.

We only have 10 boxes of chocolates left! 2-15pc, 2-8pc, 1-5pc, and 5-2pc. Most of the boxes have duplicates, but all of the boxes are delicious!

And check out the accidental heart 💚shape we made on the pistachio!

We still have plenty of drinking chocolate mix, bark, and some peanut butter cups!

And that's a wrap folks! Dipped over 500 chocolates today and packaged 70-5pc boxes for our last big order of the year.W...
12/23/2021

And that's a wrap folks! Dipped over 500 chocolates today and packaged 70-5pc boxes for our last big order of the year.

We'll be open 10 AM - 2 PM on December 24th. We have limited boxes of chocolates, but still have plenty of bark, drinking chocolate mixes, and bars from a variety of chocolate makers.

We'll be open some days next week and will post those hours on Monday.

Happy Holidays!!

#notaphotographer
#womeninchocolate #artisanchocolate #cvillelocal #charlottesville #cville

And that's a wrap folks! Dipped over 500 chocolates today and packaged 70-5pc boxes for our last big order of the year.

We'll be open 10 AM - 2 PM on December 24th. We have limited boxes of chocolates, but still have plenty of bark, drinking chocolate mixes, and bars from a variety of chocolate makers.

We'll be open some days next week and will post those hours on Monday.

Happy Holidays!!

#notaphotographer
#womeninchocolate #artisanchocolate #cvillelocal #charlottesville #cville

44 - 15pc gift boxes en route! That's 660 chocolates hand dipped since we received the order on Monday...and one of the ...
12/22/2021

44 - 15pc gift boxes en route! That's 660 chocolates hand dipped since we received the order on Monday...and one of the reasons our in-store boxes were sold out.

Replenishing the store as we speak and will have some for in-store purchases later this afternoon.

#artisanchocolate #womeninchocolate #cvillelocal #cville #charlottesville

44 - 15pc gift boxes en route! That's 660 chocolates hand dipped since we received the order on Monday...and one of the reasons our in-store boxes were sold out.

Replenishing the store as we speak and will have some for in-store purchases later this afternoon.

#artisanchocolate #womeninchocolate #cvillelocal #cville #charlottesville

Low Inventory Alert!Every single one of these chocolates is dipped, decorated, and packaged by hand! Doing our best to k...
12/20/2021

Low Inventory Alert!

Every single one of these chocolates is dipped, decorated, and packaged by hand! Doing our best to keep up, but because you all have been so amazing and supportive this season, WE'RE ALMOST SOLD OUT!!

We won't be able to replenish our chocolates or gift boxes until Wednesday afternoon. You are welcome to come in today or tomorrow, but options are limited.

Still accepting online orders if you can wait until Thursday or Friday for pickup.

Thanks for understanding, and again really appreciate how awesome you all are!!

Low Inventory Alert!

Every single one of these chocolates is dipped, decorated, and packaged by hand! Doing our best to keep up, but because you all have been so amazing and supportive this season, WE'RE ALMOST SOLD OUT!!

We won't be able to replenish our chocolates or gift boxes until Wednesday afternoon. You are welcome to come in today or tomorrow, but options are limited.

Still accepting online orders if you can wait until Thursday or Friday for pickup.

Thanks for understanding, and again really appreciate how awesome you all are!!

Dark & StormyDark chocolate, golden rum, ginger, and lime. Haven't made these in a while, limited availability in store ...
12/18/2021

Dark & Stormy
Dark chocolate, golden rum, ginger, and lime. Haven't made these in a while, limited availability in store this week.

Closing at 4:00 p.m. today, Saturday December 18th and opening at 12:00 p.m. tomorrow Sunday December 19th.

Dark & Stormy
Dark chocolate, golden rum, ginger, and lime. Haven't made these in a while, limited availability in store this week.

Closing at 4:00 p.m. today, Saturday December 18th and opening at 12:00 p.m. tomorrow Sunday December 19th.

You know you've been working too much when you start naming products after your cats!!Dottie's Peppermint BarkEvery year...
12/16/2021

You know you've been working too much when you start naming products after your cats!!

Dottie's Peppermint Bark
Every year I'm asked if I have peppermint bark, and every year I say no. Well 7 years in and I finally made some. Dottie's a chill cat and I could see her munching on this while on the heated blanket!

Jimmy's (Kitchen Sink) Bark
Jimmy is more dog than cat, likes to sit in the sink and hide under blankets! He'll eat anything in his path - this one has dark chocolate, pretzels, oreos, rainbow nonpareils, and fleur de sal. And I forgot to write kitchen sink on the label, ha!

Limited quantities available in the store only.

You know you've been working too much when you start naming products after your cats!!

Dottie's Peppermint Bark
Every year I'm asked if I have peppermint bark, and every year I say no. Well 7 years in and I finally made some. Dottie's a chill cat and I could see her munching on this while on the heated blanket!

Jimmy's (Kitchen Sink) Bark
Jimmy is more dog than cat, likes to sit in the sink and hide under blankets! He'll eat anything in his path - this one has dark chocolate, pretzels, oreos, rainbow nonpareils, and fleur de sal. And I forgot to write kitchen sink on the label, ha!

Limited quantities available in the store only.

Coconut Curry chocolate!Burning the midnight oil over here...blasting @mipsomusic while prepping all the orders and wash...
12/06/2021

Coconut Curry chocolate!

Burning the midnight oil over here...blasting @mipsomusic while prepping all the orders and washing all the dishes!!

I'm always mesmerized by the process of emulsifying ganache, and especially love the color from the curry.

Created this after visiting a chocolate shop in New York City many, many, years ago - their version was made with white chocolate. I'm often asked which is my favorite chocolate, and while I often don't give an answer, because I would prefer the customer to pick one that they are in the mood for, I will say I am partial to this one!

#idonthaveafavorite #theyareallgood #chocolate #womeninchocolate #cville #cvillelocal #cvilleeats #vafoodie #artisanchocolate #vegan #veganchocolate

Coconut Curry chocolate!

Burning the midnight oil over here...blasting @mipsomusic while prepping all the orders and washing all the dishes!!

I'm always mesmerized by the process of emulsifying ganache, and especially love the color from the curry.

Created this after visiting a chocolate shop in New York City many, many, years ago - their version was made with white chocolate. I'm often asked which is my favorite chocolate, and while I often don't give an answer, because I would prefer the customer to pick one that they are in the mood for, I will say I am partial to this one!

#idonthaveafavorite #theyareallgood #chocolate #womeninchocolate #cville #cvillelocal #cvilleeats #vafoodie #artisanchocolate #vegan #veganchocolate

Warm Brownies are back! This one has salted caramel sauce and coconut!Setting up at our first event in 2 years 😬Grand Il...
12/03/2021

Warm Brownies are back! This one has salted caramel sauce and coconut!

Setting up at our first event in 2 years 😬
Grand Illumination @tingpavilion , 5-8pm.
@cvillegrand

Serving hot drinking chocolate (traditional dark and spicy mexican), brownies, warm brownies with toppings, and a selection of other Cocoa and Spice products!

A bit rusty with event setup, so we shall see how this goes. Hope to see you there!

#brownies #saltedcaramel #drinkingchocolate #hotchocolate #cvillelocal #cville #charlottesville #vafoodie

Warm Brownies are back! This one has salted caramel sauce and coconut!

Setting up at our first event in 2 years 😬
Grand Illumination @tingpavilion , 5-8pm.
@cvillegrand

Serving hot drinking chocolate (traditional dark and spicy mexican), brownies, warm brownies with toppings, and a selection of other Cocoa and Spice products!

A bit rusty with event setup, so we shall see how this goes. Hope to see you there!

#brownies #saltedcaramel #drinkingchocolate #hotchocolate #cvillelocal #cville #charlottesville #vafoodie

December Store Hours:Monday - Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PMDecember 3rd: 10 AM - 2 PM (store closing early).Visit us at the Grand...
12/01/2021

December Store Hours:

Monday - Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM

December 3rd: 10 AM - 2 PM (store closing early).
Visit us at the Grand Illumination Event, 5-8pm.

December 24th: 10 AM - 2 PM
CLOSED: December 25th & 26th

Masks are required for in-store shopping!

Website is accepting orders for pickup, delivery, or shipping! If you run into any errors just call or email, square always seems to have a glitch.

Most orders will take a minimum of 48 hours to prepare during the busy Holiday season.

As always, thank you for your support!

#charlottesville
#cvillelocal #cville #vafoodie #womeninchocolate #chocolatelibrary #chocolate #artisanchocolate #beantobonbon #beantobarchocolate

December Store Hours:

Monday - Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM

December 3rd: 10 AM - 2 PM (store closing early).
Visit us at the Grand Illumination Event, 5-8pm.

December 24th: 10 AM - 2 PM
CLOSED: December 25th & 26th

Masks are required for in-store shopping!

Website is accepting orders for pickup, delivery, or shipping! If you run into any errors just call or email, square always seems to have a glitch.

Most orders will take a minimum of 48 hours to prepare during the busy Holiday season.

As always, thank you for your support!

#charlottesville
#cvillelocal #cville #vafoodie #womeninchocolate #chocolatelibrary #chocolate #artisanchocolate #beantobonbon #beantobarchocolate

Closed today, Saturday November 20th!One of the many benefits of owning a chocolate shop is always having something read...
11/20/2021

Closed today, Saturday November 20th!

One of the many benefits of owning a chocolate shop is always having something ready to bring to a potluck!

Slowly refilling all of the products you love, including our beer toffee pretzel bark - swipe for a close up.

We'll be open every day in December for all of your holiday shopping needs!

#worklifebalance #friendsgiving
#womeninchocolate #cville #charlottesville

Our chocolate case is fully stocked (it's been awhile)!This week we are open Wed-Fri, 11am-2pm.Closed on Saturday, Novem...
11/17/2021

Our chocolate case is fully stocked (it's been awhile)!

This week we are open Wed-Fri, 11am-2pm.

Closed on Saturday, November 20.
Taking the weekend off before the busy holiday season!

#womeninchocolate #artisanchocolate #beantobonbon #cvillelocal #charlottesville #vafoodie #cville #cvilleeats #shoplocal

It's a brownie and hot chocolate kind of morning!!Here till 4pm.#chocolateforbreakfast#brownies #hotchocolate #drinkingc...
11/13/2021

It's a brownie and hot chocolate kind of morning!!
Here till 4pm.

#chocolateforbreakfast
#brownies #hotchocolate #drinkingchocolate #womeninchocolate #cvillelocal #cville #charlottesville #vafoodie

It's a brownie and hot chocolate kind of morning!!
Here till 4pm.

#chocolateforbreakfast
#brownies #hotchocolate #drinkingchocolate #womeninchocolate #cvillelocal #cville #charlottesville #vafoodie

Every day I'm trufflin! Stocking up to prepare for weekday hours beginning November 3rd! Here till 4pm today.November St...
10/30/2021

Every day I'm trufflin! Stocking up to prepare for weekday hours beginning November 3rd! Here till 4pm today.

November Store Hours:
Wednesday - Friday: 11 AM - 2 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

December Store Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM
December 24: 10 AM - 2 PM
CLOSED: December 25 & 26

Shipping resumes November 1st.

Every day I'm trufflin! Stocking up to prepare for weekday hours beginning November 3rd! Here till 4pm today.

November Store Hours:
Wednesday - Friday: 11 AM - 2 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

December Store Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM
December 24: 10 AM - 2 PM
CLOSED: December 25 & 26

Shipping resumes November 1st.

Brownie ice cream sandwich now available with dark chocolate ice cream!I don't think I've ever been told my brownie was ...
10/23/2021

Brownie ice cream sandwich now available with dark chocolate ice cream!

I don't think I've ever been told my brownie was not chocolatey enough, but you never know! This is for anyone craving extra chocolate today. Pick one up today, 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

Brownie ice cream sandwich now available with dark chocolate ice cream!

I don't think I've ever been told my brownie was not chocolatey enough, but you never know! This is for anyone craving extra chocolate today. Pick one up today, 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

New Maker Alert!Happy to announce we are now carrying our first international chocolate maker!Omnom Chocolate is from Re...
10/16/2021

New Maker Alert!

Happy to announce we are now carrying our first international chocolate maker!
Omnom Chocolate is from Reykjavik, Iceland. Beautiful packaging, and more importantly, delicious chocolate!

Omnom’s mission is to make the best chocolate possible using the highest-quality ingredients. Each one — single-origin cocoa beans from Madagascar, Tanzania, and Nicaragua; organic sugar cane; natural Icelandic milk powder — is individually sourced with care, placing ethics, sustainability, and transparency at the heart of the process. Sustainability starts with traceability: Omnom buys ingredients by direct trade to further help assess the social, environmental, and economic impact of its purchases.

Introducing, our triple chocolate chunk brownie ice cream sandwich! The vanilla ice cream is made with panela sugar, so ...
10/02/2021

Introducing, our triple chocolate chunk brownie ice cream sandwich! The vanilla ice cream is made with panela sugar, so it has a slightly darker color and is not as sweet.

I do believe I've been talking about making one of these for about 5 years or so, better late than never. Available in our new freezer display case with our chocolate dipped frozen bananas and craft ice cream

And you might be thinking, just in time for the weather to cool down, but I for one eat frozen treats all year round! How about you?

#brownieicecreamsandwich #craftchocolate #artisanchocolate #cvillelocal #cville #cvilleeats #vafoodie #womeninchocolate #beantobarchocolate #frozenbanana

Today's special:Peach cobbler whipped cream, crunchy granola! $5 +taxSometimes we make non chocolate items! Here till 4p...
07/31/2021

Today's special:

Peach cobbler whipped cream, crunchy granola! $5 +tax

Sometimes we make non chocolate items! Here till 4pm!

Today's special:

Peach cobbler whipped cream, crunchy granola! $5 +tax

Sometimes we make non chocolate items! Here till 4pm!

Brownies right out of the oven and roasted cacao from Guatemala....this place smells amazing.The brownies are once again...
07/22/2021

Brownies right out of the oven and roasted cacao from Guatemala....this place smells amazing.

The brownies are once again made with eggs from Nealand Farm and can be purchased at the shop on Saturday or the Scottsville Farmer's Market .

We'll add these cacao nibs to the stone grinder after removing the outer shell, a process called winnowing. After several days in the grinder we'll have a new origin of chocolate to try out in our ice cream machine! It won't be ready this saturday, but we'll have some next week!

#craftchocolate #artisanchocolate #localeggs #cvillelocal #charlottesville #vafoodie #womeninchocolate #brownies #cville #scottsville

Craft chocolate ice cream flavors:- 70% Uganda - dark and super rich!- 70% Philippines - light and chocolatey- Milk Moch...
07/17/2021

Craft chocolate ice cream flavors:

- 70% Uganda - dark and super rich!

- 70% Philippines - light and chocolatey

- Milk Mocha - Mexican Chiapas cacao and Mexican Triunfo coffee

- Dark Raspberry Mocha - Ghana rainforest alliance cacao, The Betty, and freeze dried raspberry

We used our chocolate coffee bars to make some fun flavors this week! Here till 4pm.

3oz cup for $4 (includes meal's tax)

@jbirdsupply #icecream #craftchocolate #crafticecream #cvillelocal #cville #cvilleeats #vafoodie #womeninchocolate #beantobarchocolate

Craft chocolate ice cream flavors:

- 70% Uganda - dark and super rich!

- 70% Philippines - light and chocolatey

- Milk Mocha - Mexican Chiapas cacao and Mexican Triunfo coffee

- Dark Raspberry Mocha - Ghana rainforest alliance cacao, The Betty, and freeze dried raspberry

We used our chocolate coffee bars to make some fun flavors this week! Here till 4pm.

3oz cup for $4 (includes meal's tax)

@jbirdsupply #icecream #craftchocolate #crafticecream #cvillelocal #cville #cvilleeats #vafoodie #womeninchocolate #beantobarchocolate

Hey Scottsville! This week we made our brownies using eggs from @nealandfarm. Pick one up at the @scottsvillemarket toda...
07/10/2021

Hey Scottsville! This week we made our brownies using eggs from @nealandfarm. Pick one up at the @scottsvillemarket today until 1pm. Farmers Lina and Isaac can tell you all about the farm they are starting in town!

We'll also have these brownies at the shop today in Charlottesville until 4:00 p.m.!

Bean to bar to ice cream!Made another batch of craft chocolate ice cream, using cacao beans from the Philippines!Availab...
07/09/2021

Bean to bar to ice cream!

Made another batch of craft chocolate ice cream, using cacao beans from the Philippines!

Available in the store on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
3oz cup with a wooden spoon - $4

We still have a couple servings of the Uganda ice cream if you want to do a side by side comparison!

#craftchocolate #crafticecream #icecream #cvillelocal #cville #charlottesville #vafoodie #womeninchocolate

Bean to bar to ice cream!

Made another batch of craft chocolate ice cream, using cacao beans from the Philippines!

Available in the store on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
3oz cup with a wooden spoon - $4

We still have a couple servings of the Uganda ice cream if you want to do a side by side comparison!

#craftchocolate #crafticecream #icecream #cvillelocal #cville #charlottesville #vafoodie #womeninchocolate

Address

112 W Main St
Charlottesville, VA
22902-5084

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 11am - 2pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Telephone

(434) 326-5978

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Cocoa & Spice is a family owned chocolate business based in Downtown Charlottesville, VA. We specialize in handcrafted chocolates, confections, and drinking chocolate. All of our products are handmade to order in small batches Meet the Owner/Chocolatier: Jennifer Mowad Jennifer is a graduate of the Ecole Chocolat Professional Chocolatier Program. Prior to her training as a Chocolatier, Jennifer attended Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA, earning a B.S. in Marketing and a M.S. in Instructional Technology. Immediately following graduate school she sailed on the Fall 2007 voyage of Semester at Sea as a Resident Director. Jennifer joined the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) in July 2008 as the Assistant Director of Admissions and worked her way up to Director of Program Administration & Student Affairs. Jennifer left ISE in November 2013 to pursue her lifelong dream of operating her own business. She has worked in the hospitality industry since she was 16 in a variety of capacities and embraces the value of customer service and creating a warm, welcoming environment for customers. Her experience includes managing an ice cream store in her home state of NJ, event catering at a country club in the Philadelphia area as well as locally in Charlottesville, and most recently serving as Assistant Manager/Chocolatier at a local chocolate shop in Charlottesville for the past year. Jennifer began Cocoa & Spice to share her love of chocolate with others. She likes to utilize local ingredients whenever possible, but is always on the look out for fun, unique ingredients when traveling.

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Looking for plans this Valentine's Day weekend? Check out Gratitude Cville's Bid Bash, a virtual silent auction event, with proceeds benefiting local non-profits, including the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA! Whether you are looking to plan a date night, spend time with family, or just in need of some self-care, there is a perfect package waiting for you. Plus, you will be showing love for the animals at the SPCA while you shop! Visit http://gratitudecville.betterworld.org/auctions/gratitude-charlottesville-date to check out the packages available. Bidding begins today at 12:00 p.m.! A special thank you to our generous sponsors for your continued support of the SPCA. Thank you BitterSweet Clothing & Accessories, Cocoa & Spice, Fry's Spring Station, Darling Boutique, The Happy Cook, HotCakes Gourmet, King Family Vineyards, Lazy Daisy Ceramics, Inc & The Pottery Paintin' Place, Mooless Confections, Shadwells Restaurant and Runners Love Yoga. Our work is not possible without you!
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Learn a little more about what makes Cocoa & Spice so sweet!
...the best brownies I have ever eaten....
JENNIFER! WoW! I usually like your orange and clove drinking chocolate but today I drank your Lavender and Sea Salt. It is a sublime experience floral and not acidic the salt rounds the flavors. Thank You for making a unique and amazing product.
Excellent friendly service. Delicious coconut curry clusters. The salted caramel is great too. You must stop in when you're in the area.
I bought some chipotle and postachio toffees last night at the Phantogram show and saved it to eat today. Oh my goodness. This stuff is amazing! Sad I live 3+ hours away.