When Diana Malouf was a little girl, her uncle brought her a shoebox full of candies from Lebanon. Her young mind boggled at the seemingly endless array of flavors, textures and colors, which stretched the limits of her imagination and introduced her to the very wide world of confections.

In 2009, Diana officially launched Ococoa as a way to share her passion and creations with others, beginning with her signature Butter Cup Collection, which features nine unique flavors and has been named one of “America’s Best Chocolates” by Bon Appetit Magazine.

Now her collection of delicious, handmade chocolates has expanded to include truffle and caramel bars, nuts and customizable gifts.

For more information, contact them at info@ococoa.com or 800-897-7015.

Letterpress Chocolate

Letterpress Chocolate is a small batch bean to bar chocolate company, handcrafting their single origin chocolate with the best cacao beans they can find. They carefully sort and roast to bring out the fullest potential of the flavor profile, and grind in stone melangeurs for at least 48 hours before pouring into storage to age for at least a month.

They work with sustainable agroforestry and biodiverse ecosystems, and in many cases, the farms and co-ops they work with are Organic certified. Their unrefined cane sugar is always Organic certified and they do not use soy, wheat, or dairy. All of their bars are vegan friendly.

To contact them directly, email them at info@letterpresschocolate.com or call them at (424) 240-8580.

Ludivine Paris

Ludivine Paris specializes in authentic, traditional – and amazing – French pastries such as Financiers, Canales, Tarts, Biscottis, Sponge Cakes, Madeleine, Chocolate Mousse, Coconut Macaroons, and many other goodies.

Born and raised in Paris, France, Ludivine moved to Los Angeles, California. At home, in her little kitchen, Ludivine began to bake. As her kids were little, she started to miniaturize these pastries so they could be easier to eat.

She was caught by surprise by the success of her delicious pastries among family, friends and neighbors. They strongly encouraged her to share her passion with the world.

During various trips back to Paris, Ludivine took classes at prestigious pastry schools there, and finally listened to her friends’ advice to follow her dream. In October 2014 she opened her business in Los Angeles: Ludivine Paris.

Ludivine Paris is primarily a catering service, available 24/7 for catering needs… but if you call ahead, we can ensure your order will be waiting for you.

Visit ludivineparis.com or call (310) 988-0122

About the Lab

Founded in 2013 by Bohnhoff & Kent owner, Olivia Harris, B&K Sugar Arts Lab is a place where dessert craftsmen, specialists in their fields, experiment and elevate their products as they bring them to market. All of the products made at the Lab have been praised for their excellence… and we’re constantly on the lookout for the latest talent to add to our ranks. Here’s who we currently have to brag about:

Letterpress Chocolate

Ludivine Paris


All of our products are made in house, and sold by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment with any of our artists, you can contact them individually, call 310-842-7800 or email us at inquiry@bkchocolate.com