XOCOLLA (pronounced: ZO-CO-LA) is a craft chocolate maker based out of Sugar Land, Texas (Part of the greater Houston Metropolitan area). XOCOLLA name is derived from the word "XOCOLATL" the Mayan name for Chocolate to honor the AZTEC/Mayan people who are the first civilization to discover the cacao bean to make beverages around 1900 BC.
Xocolla handcraft world class single origin chocolate made in small batches from bean to bar. We have worked hard with small farmers and reputable brokers to bring to our consumers the best ingredients. We have also worked along side chefs and sommeliers in order to pair our chocolates with wines, beer, liquors, coffees, teas, cheeses, fruits and other foods.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Prior to making chocolate, Tony Najjar worked in global management consulting for over 25 years. He came across craft chocolate, which become his dream child after one of his California business trips back in 2006, where he was introduced to small-batch chocolate makers shops in the bay area. He was intrigued by the chocolate making process, its purity, simplicity and the richness of flavors that come only from 2 ingredients. He immediately fell in love and he began his journey as a hobby in 2006, then evolved to a part-time business in 2009, and finally to a full-time business working and growing XOCOLLA in 2015.
Tony's mission is to share his passion and love for chocolate and raise awareness of craft chocolate among chocolate and clean food enthusiasts.