Why is To'ak Chocolate expensive and what makes it unique?

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.

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I prefer milk chocolate or lighter chocolate. What do you recommend for me?

In terms of chocolate bars, our lowest percentage bar is 73% cacao (from our 2015 harvest). It was made with the intention to be a very gentle dark chocolate. Our 2017 harvest also has a relatively low cacao percentage of 76%. You should also take a look at our cacao powder and drinking chocolate, which you can add milk or additional sweeteners to, if you so desire.

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Indulgent Drinking Chocolate recipes

Check our blog for our latest recipes! Here are some of our favorites.

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Healthy drinking cacao recipes

We offer tasty and easy cacao inspired recipes on our blog. Click to learn more.

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What are the main steps in the production of your chocolate?

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!

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How much do you pay your farmers?

We pay a farmgate price that is 3-8x the standard market price for “wet cacao" — well above the fair trade premium.

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What are the health benefits of cacao?

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.

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I received a notification that my order was delivered but I cannot locate it

Occasionally courier services will inadvertently mark an order as delivered. Before we classify your package as lost or stolen we ask you to assist us with a few simple steps. Keep in mind that if your package is ultimately lost, stolen or damaged we offer complimentary insurance.

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Do you offer shipping insurance? And how do I make a claim?

To'ak Chocolate offers complimentary worldwide shipping insurance on all orders via a partnership with Route+ (underwritten by Lloyds of London), which covers loss, theft or damage of your chocolate order. Read on below for full details on coverage and claims process.

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