Co Couture

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Belfast based CoCouture is Northern Ireland's best known and most successful chocolatier. It was established in 2009 by trained chef Deirdre McCanny and produces a range of premium, handmade chocolates, caramels, truffles, fudge
and bars using only the finest raw ingredients from respected chocolate suppliers in Italy and France.

Co Couture also provides chocolate powder for hot chocolate to coffee shops in Belfast and runs chocolate-making courses. The company's shop, also the base for its chocolate production is becoming a popular destination location for food tours and visitors from overseas.

In January 2018, Deirdre launched Underground Artisan within Co Couture featuring products from other local artisans including butter, charcuterie, cheese, culinary oils, tea and juices.

Deirdre has also launched launched a three-strong range of scones made with spelt flour and quark and are low in gluten and lower in calories than traditional scones. In addition to plain, the scones are pizza and chocolate swirl flavours. The pizza scone is made with cheese and chorizo from Ispini Charcuterie at Aughnacloy in county Tyrone. There's also a raspberry and white chocolate flavour.

Range of gourmet artisan chocolates
Irish Whisky & Champagne Truffles
The exclusive Gold Collection
range of chocolate bars including: dark chocolate with rum and raisin, dark chocolate with biscuit & cranberry, plain dark chocolate and milk chocolate with honeycomb.

Awards held

  • Great Taste Awards 2014: Two stars for Ginger & Chocolate Chip Cookie and one star for Dark Chocolate Florentine. Great Taste Awards 2013: One star each for Temptation Bite Cake & Sea Salted Caramel & Pecan Brownie. Academy of Chocolate Awards 2013: Gold for Ginger Creme 40% filled chocolate; silver for Belfast Brew 40% and bronze for Irish Whiskey 68%.
  • World Final International Chocolate Awards 2015: Silver medal for Co Couture's milk chocolate bar infused with Suki Tea's Japanese Cherry Sencha
  • Academy of Chocolate Awards 2017: Bronze for House Dark 72% chocolate in Plain Truffle category & Bronze for Irish Coffee 55% in Alcohol Ganache category

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