London-based Pots & Co is a dessert company that handmakes all of its desserts in reusable ceramic pots, which can be repurposed as succulent planters, dip bowls, paint pots or a new dish for customers to bake their own desserts.
After wowing customers in the UK with these unique desserts, Pots & Co is expanding its reach in the United States, and is now available in three Kroger banner stores — Ralphs, Smith’s and King Soopers — throughout Arizona, Southern California, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and New Mexico. Pots & Co's expansion throughout the West Coast and Rocky Mountain region comes following a recent $20 million investment by 301 INC, the venture capital arm of General Mills.
Three Pots & Co flavors are available in the refrigerator aisle in these grocery stores: Chocolate Fudge Lava Cake, Salted Caramel & Chocolate Pot de Crème and Lemon Cheesecake:
- Chocolate Fudge Lava Cake – Luxurious chocolate cake with a molten fudge center, handmade with single origin Colombian chocolate
- Salted Caramel & Chocolate Pot de Crème – Handmade with heavy cream, sea salt and the finest single origin cacao, grown on farms in Colombia
- Lemon Cheesecake – Layered with a zesty lemon curd and topped with a handmade crunchy cookie crumble
Pots & Co’s desserts are made with clean ingredients, including sustainable Colombian cocoa sourced by founder Julian Dyer. They are developed by Michelin star chefs and handcrafted in London before being baked in ceramic pots from Spain. Baking the desserts in these pots ensures they are baked evenly and gives the final product a depth of flavor and texture unique to any other dessert within the store-bought dessert category.
“Pots & Co’s products challenge the status quo of lackluster grocery store food options. Consumers have been forced to accept uninspired, mass-produced and additive-filled products, but I'm on a mission to prove that this doesn't have to be the case,” says Dyer. “With this launch, I want to show dessert lovers that they can buy Michelin quality food from the grocery store. I've sourced the finest ingredients across the globe and look forward to sharing our passion for exceptional handmade desserts.”