We choose South American Heirloom Cacao for its perfect balance of fruity, floral high notes & nutty undertones. We source Certified Organic Cacao from bio-dynamic farms that support lush, green, ecological diversity. All of our farming partners are paid Fair Trade wages or above.
Why do we make chocolate?
Our mission is a fun one. We create healthier, nourishing takes on your favorite classic chocolates that not only taste better, but leave you feeling great long after. Coracao was founded in 2008 with the goal of making decadent, insanely delicious chocolate for people with sensitivities to gluten, dairy, peanuts, soy & refined sugar. We create chocolates for health conscious foodies who want to have the best of both worlds.
Our Cacao Sourcing
What does Coracao mean?
Coração in Portuguese means heart. The rythmic center of every human.
Theobroma Cacao, means food of the gods. It is the tree from which cacao seeds are gathered and chocolate is made.
We combine Coração and Cacao to create Coracao Chocolate.
So... what makes Coracao different?
It is rare to find delicious, decadent, gooey, creamy fillings that have minimally processed, easily pronounced, real ingredients. We continually search for the absolute best quality organic ingredients on the planet.
Though as important as what we put in, is what we leave out. Other chocolates have 20+ ingredients!? Our bars & truffles contain an average of 6.
All our ingredients are 100% Certified Organic & minimally processed. No artificial, flavors, colors or preservatives ever!
Q and A
Yes, all of Coracao’s products are 100% vegan and made in a dedicated vegan facility. That means no dairy and no other animal products, ever!
None of our products contain soy, dairy, gluten, or peanuts. We do use some other tree nuts though, like cashews, coconut, and almonds. If you have a tree nut allergy, check the ingredients on the product page, or give us a call and we can guide you to the right chocolate for your diet.
Interesting fact: if you look at the grams of cacao in a Coracao Chocolate bar vs. the grams of cacao in a conventional milk chocolate bar, you will be getting more cacao per dollar with Coracao. And not just any cacao either; some of the world's most high quality, sustainably-grown heirloom cacao. When it comes to ingredients, we don’t compromise. That means no processed, unpronounceable ingredients or preservatives. If organic, pure ingredients and ethically-sourced cacao are important to you, then we think Coracao is a bargain!
Many of the farms we work with are certified Fair-Trade. Some of the farms are too small to afford the expensive certification process and fees, so in those cases, we ensure that the farms meet or exceed fair trade requirements.
Our chocolate is free of cane-sugar and refined white sugar. We instead use coconut sugar. This lower glycemic, minimally processed alternative comes from the nectar of the coconut palm blossoms. It is delicious and one of the most sustainable sweeteners this beautiful planet has to offer. For the purists, we do sell our unsweetened 99% Chocolate Bar and 100% Drinking Chocolate.