Our Story

The art of chocolate, perfected by science.



KOKOPOD was born out of a Brisbane girl’s obsession with European chocolate & her desire to share with family and friends the finest quality chocolate not available in Australian stores.

At just 16 years old on an exchange to Germany, her host father worked for a worldwide commercial chocolate company and Brigid couldn’t believe the chocolate supplies stored in their kitchen cupboards! There were even slices of chocolate purposefully made to fit a slice of toast.

Needless to say, her suitcase returning home was packed with 16kg of chocolate and each subsequent visit to follow saw a similar situation with one trip JUST escaping the 2000Euro excess baggage fine….

Brigid Woolnough & her team are constantly working to develop & perfect new & innovative ideas with a focus on quality & attention to detail through pairing the best of what Switzerland has to offer in couverture with the best flavours in Australian produce.



The journey began back in 2012 while founder Brigid was on maternity leave from her Primary Teaching position. During this time, her passion to understand the true depth of chocolate resulted in a six week course at a chocolate school based in Melbourne. With arranged care for her toddler, Brigid would spend her days learning the practicality of chocolate under Australia’s leading chocolatiers and nights studying the science while her baby slept.



Four years, extensive study with chocolate experts in Australia & internationally, multiple trade / corporate / private events, G20 supply, the beginnings of wholesale & hours upon hours of trial & error where the business eventually outgrew its domestic space & in 2017, Brigid & her family took the plunge to relocate into a purpose designed chocolate manufacturing space on the Sunshine Coast with the sole focus of supplying quality chocolate nation-wide.



Kokopod are proud to announce we have won the 2019 Small Business Award for Food & Agribusiness on the Sunshine Coast.

We are still so thrilled to have been awarded a Business Award for Food & Agribusiness at the scbusinessawards. Such an exciting time as all the hard work comes to fruition and we will be sharing news of our next BIG endeavours very soon! We thank YOU for continuing to support us. – Brigid Woolnough


KOKOPOD is a boutique manufacturer of high quality handcrafted chocolate products lifting the world’s perception on what QUALITY truly stands for…it is far greater than taste!

Blending art & science together with the best Australian produce, our chocolate ranges are multi-award winning and supplied to retailers across Australia and some international locations.