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Ecuador Dark Chocolate Bars - Fine Flavor

Origin: Ecuador

Best Sellers: Pure 72%, Jipijapa Coffee 72%, and Sea Salt 72%

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Bar Types: Dark and 100% Dark

Inclusion Types: Nuts, Fruit, Nibs, Salt, and Coffee

Retail Price From: $15.00 USD

About Cardenas Chocolate

Meet Susana Cárdenas

Susana is the founder and creative director of Cárdenas Chocolate. She comes from Manabí Province in Ecuador, a cacao-growing region with a longstanding history of Nacional cacao cultivation.

Susana has been a journalist for many years, writing for Spanish and Latin-American publications such as El Pais (Spain) and El Universo (Ecuador). Over the last years, based in London, she worked in the chocolate and cacao industry as a journalist, a chocolate taster, and as an entrepreneur.

In 2013, she returned to Ecuador to found her first chocolate business. In 2017 she flew solo and launched Cárdenas Chocolate, her latest venture, as a result of her studies at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. She is committed to crafting specialty chocolate with precious and heritage cacao that regenerates cacao estates and empowers local communities in Manabí, Ecuador.

Cárdenas' purpose is to transform our region in the Napa Valley of cacao. Cárdenas Chocolate has won 11 awards at the London Academy of Chocolate for four consecutive years from 2018 to 2021.

Why We Love Them

Recovering Heritage Cacao

Along with small-scale growers, Cárdenas is restoring part of its family history - an iconic 1891 cacao estate located in La Providencia. Decimated by Witches' Broom in 1920, it's heritage of Nacional cacao lay forgotten until recently.

A Complete Experience

Cárdenas' approach goes beyond physical chocolate-making into history, sociology, botany, and design. It respects local history and rituals that work flawlessly to craft exquisite chocolate.

Direct & Local Trade

Cárdenas Chocolate works directly with cacao growers, artisans, fermentation specialists, local designers, and all members of the supply chain to showcase Ecuador's talent and expertise.

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Company Ownership

  • Woman-Owned

Steps Between Farm and You

Cárdenas pays above market prices directly to farmers. Chocolates are crafted in small batches in Cayambe in the Andes and the Pacific coast in Duran. Then it is shipped to Yahara Chocolate in Wisconsin for fulfillment to retailers or directly to you!

Ships from USA

Orders ship within 1-3 business days from Stoughton, Wisconsin.

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