The History of The Cocoa Co.

When The Cocoa Co. founder, Dawn Christians, came up with the idea of a hot cocoa business she was doing the furthest thing from it… a wedding and event business.  At the time, Dawn was a member of the Luverne, Minnesota Chamber and every year in December the Chamber would put on a “WinterFest”.  The theme that year was “The Polar Express”. Since Dawn didn’t have the staff or equipment to make a float to go in the evening parade, the head of the Chamber told her to think of another way to contribute.  Dawn thought about the book and remembered the children drinking hot cocoa on the train up to the North Pole.

Knowing that a December night in Minnesota would be undoubtedly frigid, a cup of hot cocoa seemed like the perfect way to add to the festivities.  Dawn had grown up with a hot cocoa recipe that her mother had made and decided to reinvent it and make up a large batch to serve.  Then the wheels began to turn… if people tried the hot cocoa, loved it, and wanted to know where to purchase it, it would need to be packaged.  And so, The Cocoa Co. was born!

The Cocoa Co. is a family-owned and operated cocoa manufacturer. Every tin of cocoa we sell is produced from ingredients purchased from local suppliers and packaged at our factory near Luverne, Minnesota.

The Cocoa Co. prepares every batch of cocoa by hand with ingredients from local suppliers. Each tin of cocoa is hand prepared — from weighing, to mixing, to shipping. Before the cocoa leaves our store, we place it inside a decorative tin so that your hot cocoa mix looks as good on the shelf as it does stirred up in a mug.

A lot of love goes into each batch of cocoa we produce. That’s why we feel confident that after trying our hot cocoa, you’ll come back for more!

Living in Minnesota, a land where the average temperature is below freezing more than one-third of the year, we know a thing or two about staying warm. Thatʼs why, to us, drinking hot cocoa is more than just a treat. Nothing warms you up on a cold winter’s day like a mug of hot cocoa, and after tasting a cup of our hot cocoa, we think you’ll agree!

“Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this.” Psalm 37: 4-5