|Pacari Ecuadorian Organic Chocolate, 19th Americas Food And Beverage Show,|
Miami Convention Center, Miami, Fal
Copyright 2015 by Helen A Lockey
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Pacari Ecuadorian Organic Chocolate
Pacari Ecuadorian Organic Chocolate makes delicious, sustainable, exotic flavored chocolate. This socially and environmentally responsible company, owned by Santiago Peralta and Carla Barboto, buys only certified organic beans directly from small-scale Ecuadorian cacao growers that have been raising their trees for hundreds of years.
They were the first company, starting in 2002, to craft single-origin organic chocolate made entirely in Ecuador. I interviewed them at this year’s 19th Americas Food And Beverage Show in Miami Beach, Fla.
Pacari, a Quechua word for “Nature,” pays farmers premium, over market, prices for their cacao beans so they can continue to grow their crop using environmentally friendly sustainable methods such as biodynamic practices.
The result is rich, delicious chocolate made with unique ingredients like this year’s standout bar made with Andean Lemon Verbena creating a spicy, lemony tasting bar. I also enjoyed the gorgeous rose scented chocolate bar made with Andean Rose Geranium.
You can find Pacari Ecuadorian Organic Chocolate at Trader Joe stores at the Fairchild Botanic Tropical Garden’s Gift Shop in Coral Gables, Fla.
Or you can go directly to Pacari’s website and learn more about them like their raw bars and spirulina bars. You can also learn more about their biodynamic practices.