As you know, we're very particular about the raw chocolate we stock here, and are delighted to welcome Pacari to our collection. It's an outstanding example of all the things we look for in a range: taste, nutrition, and ethical production coming together to produce a product of exceptional quality.
This 70% Cacao infused with Spirulina is a wonderful creation. Dark chocolate with a healthy measure of Spirulina but not overpowering, they blend together really well.
All of the cacao ingredients in raw chocolate are minimally processed and kept at low temperatures to maintain the antioxidants and complex flavours of the natural cacao bean.
Pacari Chocolate is a Ecuadorian family-owned company which aims to make the highest quality fine flavour chocolate in the world. Made from tree to bar in Ecuador, this fair trade, sustainable, socially responsible, certified organic dark chocolate has won over 180 International Chocolate Awards since 2012.
Santiago Peralta and Carla Barboto built a business based on socially and environmentally sustainable principles to ensure that the production of chocolate supports the well-being of the local community and the land. The word Pacari means "nature" in Quechua, an indigenous language of the Andean region.
Since 2002, Pacari Chocolate has worked with hundreds of local cacao growers and cooperatives to preserve the native Arriba Nacional cacao and create - the first single-origin organic chocolate made entirely in Ecuador – with the finest organic ingredients.
7 reasons why you will love Pacari Chocolates!
Made from tree to bar in Ecuador, this fair trade, sustainable, socially responsible, certified organic dark chocolate brand has won over 180 International Chocolate Awards.
All products are made with 100% organic and natural ingredients and certified kosher. Pacari only purchases from certified organic farms which is not only better for the consumer but also ensures that during the growing process, no harm is done to the local people or the planet.
Unlike many other chocolate brands, Pacari uses only the best Ecuadorian cacao beans, Arriba Nacional cacao for all their products. Classified as “fino de aroma”, these beans are known for their rich, full taste, fruity and floral notes and produce the highest quality fine flavour dark chocolate.
Pacari cares about the environment and is working to try to protect the priceless, irreplaceable genetic stock that is Ecuadorian cacao in a number of ways including working exclusively with traditional cacao growers, not plantations.
Pacari is an Ecuadorian family-owned company which believes that businesses (especially in developing countries) have a duty to support local people and their livelihoods as well as the environment. Pacari protects local community and support 3500 families in Ecuador by working directly with small scale farmers, not middle men. They pay a significant premium over market prices to ensure producers are fairly compensated for their products and hard work.
Pacari Chocolate is one of the few dark chocolate brands in the UK (less than 1%) that is actually produced and packaged in a developing country that actually grows cacao beans (tree to bar not bean to bar).This means more wealth stays in the country of origin, and helps create a range of work opportunities not only in farming but food design and technology, chocolatier industry, business, design, sales and marketing.
Being free from gluten, soy, dairy, nuts, palm oil and any artificial ingredients as well as its commitment to both local producers and the environment, the entire Pacari Chocolate range is perfect for vegans, health conscious, discerning and ethical consumers.