South East Wales

Caerphilly chocolate maker Oncocoa to supply Tesco

Mike Mills and Dave Hughes Image copyright Shan Ekin-Wood
Image caption Mike Mills and Dave Hughes merged their two Caerphilly companies to make Oncocoa

Caerphilly chocolate maker Oncocoa has won a contract worth around £290,000 a year to supply Tesco stores in Wales.

The company launched in May this year and is doubling its four-strong workforce to supply all 55 of Tesco's main stores.

Oncocoa make bespoke chocolates and past creations include a range for the National Museum of Wales.

Wales' Economy Minister Edwina Hart said: "This is quite a considerable achievement for a small start-up."

Mike Mills, creative director of Oncocoa, said: "It's been a whirlwind really, they (Tesco) have given us pretty much a free reign because they like what we do so much."

Oncocoa was formed when two Caerphilly businesses - one specialising in packaging and the other in chocolate making - joined forces.

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