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?
Here at Coracao & CACOCO, our goal is to make sustainably sourced & health-conscious chocolate that not only tastes amazing but leaves you feeling great long after. Keeping in mind those with food sensitivities, from our truffles to our drinking chocolates, everything is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, peanut free, & refined sugar free. We strive to make chocolate that is not only delicious but also nourishing for the body and the planet.
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.
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.