..To Giving Back
Education is a universal right that can help break the cycles of poverty, disease, and social inequity.
Each purchase of yours ignites hope in a child's life. Every year, we contribute 25% of our profits towards holistic education of underprivileged children in India in partnership with Care for Children.
With your support, we have been able to help over a thousand students with books, learning materials, food, and other necessary essentials needed to educate them in a stress-free environment.
Early on in our journey, we faced a dilemma arising from the fact that the honey produced in the USA cannot be certified organic by the USDA. That's the hard truth. We had a choice to either go for cheaper Certified Organic honey produced in Brazil, Uruguay or Mexico and earn USDA Organic certification or source local honey and give up the organic certification on our chocolate. We chose the latter. Sustainability is beyond labels.
Every aspect of our packaging is bio-degradable and recyclable.
From hand-stitched labels to hand-pressed paper, our packaging is a tribute to the local artisans who pour their heart in making our products as beautiful from outside as they are inside. Our customers love the unique experience and artisanal craft thrives. Win-win!
..To Fair-Trade, Transparent and Ethical Sourcing
Our highest quality single-origin cacao comes from small and mid-size family-owned farms and co-ops in Ecuador.
We work directly with the farmers. No traders involved, no middlemen. Hence, no room for any unscrupulous pricing practices. It was not easy to start with. Our local partner had to send small trucks to pick up cacao from these nondescript small village farmers who couldn’t even afford transportation to the city and hence often fell for bigger companies who promised to buy their entire produce for a song. Thanks to our local partners, we have created lifelong bonds with these farmers.
Usually, cacao is traded through commodities exchanges, offering the farmers a ‘haircut’ on the international prices. Since we completely avoid middlemen, we manage to pay a stable price that is far above the commodity exchange.
It leaves us with happy farmers, integrous produce, and a lot of heart in the entire supply chain.
..To Intentional Food
We play ancient sounds while the chocolates are manufactured. They not only enrich the food with high vibes, but also keep our minds in the present moment.
Meditation and mental wellbeing are an integral part of our philisophy.