About the maker
Dark Milk Chocolate from La Colonia, Nicaragua with Caramelized Pecans & Black Salt.
Cacao beans from the rural hills surrounding Matagalpa, Nicaragua by cooperative, La Colonia. By partnering with Enliven Cacao in Nicaragua, we hope to create long-lasting relationships with cacao farmers to make our industry a more sustainable, empowering, and equitable place.
Origin: La Colonia, Nicaragua
Tastes like: buttery biscuit, caramel
Pairs Well With :
Cacao, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Caramelized Pecans (Pecans, Brown Sugar, Butter), Black Salt, Whole Milk Powder
This product is gluten free, soy free.
All products are made in a facility that also processes nuts, wheat and dairy.
Why You'll Love It
"You Make Chocolate That People Want to Eat." - said one of our loyal customers who is also a chocolate aficionado. It was an unexpected compliment, and we stand by it. We make chocolate that you and your friends will want to eat. It simply tastes really good.
It's Not Your Typical Chocolate Bar – which means it's arguably 1000% better than any mass-produced brand you'd find in major stores today. Why? Because of our process. We'll tell you why below:
It's Hand Crafted - i.e. not mass produced. Our products go through a lot of human hands to turn the cocoa beans into bars...and beyond. From our human attention to detail combined with our sourcing of high quality ingredients, craft matters and makes it worth every melt-in-your-mouth bite.
Organic Ingredients –All of our chocolate products are made with primarily organic ingredients. If not certified, we are buying ingredients that are farmed organically (sometimes without certification), or which partake in biodynamic farming practices to protect the environment.
Ethically-sourced – produced from hand picked cacao, our cocoa beans are always sourced from farms where we know farmers receive at or above fair trade wages. Transparency in our industry is primary and paramount to making the cocoa supply chain more equitable.
Sustainability – Our chocolate bar wrappers are made from recyclable paper, and the inside "plastic" is biodegradable/compostable. Our glass jars & tins for drinks and snacks are easy to use and re-use. Please reuse and recycle our packages when possible.
Lauren, with a background in cultural anthropology and French, spent 5 years working in grassroots economic development in war torn countries where she saw business as a force of good and encountered her first cacao farm. Driven to make a positive difference in the cacao supply chain, she leads the company's strategy, creative direction, and product development as the sole proprietor and CEO.
Marchand and Fitz values celebration and restoration. We seek to celebrate people and the cocoa bean, and to restore our supply chain and the earth one chocolate bar at a time.
They do this through sustainable practices like a (near)zero waste initiative, compostable and recyclable packaging; through investing in transparency in their supply chain and higher quality cocoa beans.