The Amazon's mighty Ucayali River is one of the most twisted and tortuous waterways in the world. Its history has been difficult as well. But that is starting to change. A historically strife-ridden region known for growing coca, farmers are switching to another cash-crop, cacao, with the help of NGOs. The 400 families that bring their beans to Ucayali River Cacao's central fermentary are able to command above market prices for their superior genetics and closely-managed post-harvest practices. This enables them to improve their livelihood in a post-coca economy.
Ingredients: Cacao nibs, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter
Gluten-Free; Dairy-Free; Nut-Free; Vegan
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!