About us

The Cocoabean CompanyThe Cocoabean Company is a family run chocolate factory and visitor attraction based in the south west of Scotland. What makes us different is that we hand make and decorate our chocolates. We are lucky to have a team of talented chocolatiers who make and decorate our wide range of chocolate products.


The company was started in 2005 by Claire Beck. With a passion for chocolate and a background in new product development, she began making chocolates in her kitchen, using her AGA to melt chocolate. Due to Claire’s innovative and refreshing approach to chocolate making, coupled with the quality of the chocolate used in all the products, what started as a hobby soon became a business in its own right.

The Cocoabean CompanyIn April 2010 we moved to our new purpose built site, which has allowed us create extensive play areas both inside and outdoors. Our spacious new site houses a large café area and purpose built chocolate workshops complete with glass viewing walls.

We produce a wide range of luxury chocolates and confectionery; all hand crafted using traditional methods, to the highest standards. We never compromise on the quality of the ingredients and use only the finest Belgian chocolate. As a result, The Cocoabean continues to grow and improve and we now supply some of the largest retailers in the UK with our handmade chocolates. We now also offer our delicious handmade chocolates to buy online, so whether you want to treat yourself to a box of gourmet chocolates or buy a personalised chocolate gift, we deliver straight to your door. 

New product development is at the forefront of all we produce, continually bringing new flavour formats and attractive packaging ideas to our customers. 

We pride ourselves on producing excellent quality, not volume – no high speed production lines, just an experienced and dedicated team skilled in their craft, producing the finest chocolates for you, our customers, to enjoy.