We purchase cacao directly from the cacao growers we work with in Piedra de Plata, and we pay the highest price per pound of freshly-harvested cacao in the country. As far as we know, we also pay the highest price per pound in the entire world. This is just part of our commitment to elevating dark chocolate onto the levels of the finest wines and in doing so having a positive impact on the environment and cacao farming communities in Ecuador.
The complete and accurate ingredient list of each product is available on the product page of our website and on the package of each product. The only ingredients in nearly all of our products are organic cacao beans and organic cane sugar. In the case of our Everyday Organic Cacao Powder, the one and only ingredient is organic cacao.
We pay a farmgate price that is 3-8x the standard market price for “wet cacao" — well above the fair trade premium.
We offer tasty and easy cacao inspired recipes on our blog. Click to learn more.
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Our production of chocolate starts with planting the cacao tree, includes the key post-harvest step of fermentation, the traditional steps of chocolate making, and finishes with packaging your bar in Ecuador. Read on to discover all 14 steps!
Cacao is arguably the healthiest thing you can put into your body. It allows you to operate at a high level and helps you feel good throughout the day. Read on for six of the most compelling reasons for enjoying cacao as part of a healthy diet.