Uganda's lush Semuliki Forest is home to the 500 smallholder farmers who grow these beans. For years, the beans' genetic potential was widely acknowledged but their quality, once fermented, was disappointing. Then, with the development of a growers cooperative dedicated to improving the lives of those farmers and their communities, a central fermentation facility was built. The results have been astounding!
Ingredients: Cacao Nibs, Organic Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter
Gluten-Free; Dairy-Free, Nut-Free
Named for the mythical ritual drink of the Vedic tradition, Soma was purported to bestow immortality. No wonder David Castellan and Cynthia Leung were intrigued enough in 2003 to pledge their futures to the idea of creating a place to make and enjoy this magical elixir! Starting in a small corner of a former whisky distillery, they began making anything and everything chocolate. They've now graduated to a small chocolate factory and 2 stores in Toronto. As far as that immortality thing--the jury's still out, but don't stop eating these delicious bars just in case!