From humble beginnings in a small kitchen, ChocoSomnia has become a beloved destination for those seeking a unique and delicious chocolate experience. Join us as we indulge in chocolate’s sweet world and explore Oulu’s magic!
Below, we’ll take you on a journey through the fascinating history of ChocoSomnia and the mouth-watering treats it offers. Also, we will talk about the fantastic chocolate-making workshop that led us to this exciting place.
ChocoSomnia was founded in 2015, with the name combining the words “choco” (chocolate) and “somnia” (dreaming). Riikka initially made chocolates in her small terraced house kitchen. Later, she moved to a detached house with a larger kitchen as demand grew. Soon, even mail carriers were buying chocolate directly from Riikka’s kitchen, prompting her to rent a commercial space near the center of Oulu with a production space and a brick-and-mortar store.
In March 2020, COVID-19 hit Finland, and ChocoSomnia had to close its physical store. Jenna quickly built an online store, and with the help of friends, they packed and shipped more than 100 orders during the first week. Despite the challenges, ChocoSomnia thrived, and the whole of Finland discovered the unprecedented chocolate experience.
Chocolate-making Workshops at ChocoSomnia in Oulu
Indulging in the deliciousness of chocolate is always an enticing experience, but what if you could take it a step further and actually learn the art of chocolate-making? ChocoSomnia offers a chocolate workshop that will leave you with a full stomach and a newfound appreciation for this decadent treat.
This was our first experience in Oulu once we arrived there in January 2023. Everything was part of the program developed by Discover Finland, and we couldn’t be happier to take part in this, primarily because of our zero skills in making chocolate.
According to ChocoSomnia’s website, there are no specific requirements for participants; it’s recommended that you bring an open mind, a good mood, and a sense of curiosity. After all, this isn’t a serious class – it’s all about chocolate!
With your newfound knowledge of chocolate-making, you’ll leave the workshop with a box of your own handmade chocolates to enjoy at your leisure. We brought some of them home to Berlin, and our friends loved them!
Check the website below for dates and how to book a chocolate-making workshop with ChocoSomnia in Oulu. Also, they sell their chocolates at their online store, and you know what to do with this information. We loved the chocolate with sea salt if you need a tip on which one to get.
ChocoSomnia: The Best Chocolate in Oulu
Isokatu 28, Oulu – Finland
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