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Give Jacob and Mason of Cocoa Loco a Kickstart into Chocolatopia

21 Feb


Can you remember what you did when you got out of college?  Took a job as a waiter, a substitute teacher, a receptionist, or just ripped your hair out waiting for that phone call?  Well, for Jacob Maude and Mason Amato graduating college meant having a chance to do something fun, something great, and something big.  That big thing is what is now called Cocoa Loco.

Even in high school in Old Greenwich, Jacob and Mason had high hopes and constantly bounced ideas of world domination back and forth with each other.  Their moment of inspiration came when they visited Cadbury and various stores for ideas after they had stopped working at a souvenir company.  What they noticed was that every store had some counter space devoted to chocolate.  This is where the choco-madness began!

They practiced hour upon hour, day upon day, perfecting their chocolate making.  They read to the point of eye strain and to the point of sweet exhaustion from stirring the chocolate.  To get an even closer look into the world of the cocoa bean, Jake took a job at a chocolate factory.  Soon after, they were able to secure a professional kitchen to use.  Their first shift was a mind-bending 12 hours from 8 pm – 8 am, but they did produce 500 bars as a result.

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