Dark Delicacies of Peru and Ecuador
Plucked from organic trees in the Peruvian Amazon and Ecuadorian Coast, our cacao beans journey to the base of the Andes Mountains, where they are transformed into some of the world’s finest cocoa products. The final destination is Switzerland, where expert chocolatiers craft our unique and habit-forming bars and truffles.
- Studies show that dark chocolate can contribute to lower blood pressure, overall heart health and cancer prevention
- Origin of the word: “chocolate” probably comes from the Nahuatl word xocolātl (meaning “bitter water”)
- Cacao seeds were a form of Aztec money