Nikki Ria discovered her passion for chocolate after attending a local patisserie course a few year ago, and now she’s sharing that passion via her fine chocolate business Chokola’j – pronounced ‘sho-koh-lah’ – the Mayan verb for ‘drinking chocolate together’. Nikki’s goods are the next level, pushing the usual boundaries by working with savoury flavours like pesto basil and balsamic vinegar. Made completely from scratch with ethically selected produce – the apples in her apple crumble chocolate come from her local market, hand peeled and stewed and melded with white chocolate … so good. Chokola’j’s repertoire goes beyond just chocolates, her brownies and slices are equally delicious. Nikki welcomes orders and can be often found at our Thank Truck it’s Thursday events and Love your Local night markets at Hawthorne. Check out her social media to find out more – her website will be coming soon!