Origin: Cacao is believed to have evolved in the Upper Amazon region in an area that now includes some of Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. From there it spread Northward. Our Cacao is grown sustainably in Ecuador.
Flavor Profile: The flesh of Cacao is sweet and slightly citrusy. The seed is rich like dark chocolate or fresh coffee.
How To Eat: Cacao is ready to eat as soon as it arrives. Inside the cacao pod, you can eat the sweet flesh off the seeds. The seeds can also be eaten raw. If you want to make cacao nibs, make sure to roast or thoroughly dehydrate the seeds and then pulse blend in a food processor or blender.
The total weight of each box varies depending on the size, shape, and mass of the fruit:
- Small Box contains up to 3-5 pounds
- Large Box contains up to 8-10 pounds
- Extra Large Box contains up to 16-20 pounds
- Bulk Box contains up to 34-40 pounds
- 1 Fruit contains 1 piece of fruit per box
We ALWAYS recommend ordering a LARGE BOX for the best value, when compared to a Small Box. Because shipping, handling, and delivery are so expensive per package, the Large Box will contain more fruit and ultimately a better value.
Cacao Pods - Grown Sustainably in Ecuador
Students from Edward Smith School in New York created chocolate with our cacao pods! You can see their whole process from pod to bar here.
Raw Vegan Fudge Brownie Bar Recipe:
• 1 whole cacao pod
•1 yellow dragonfruit
•2 Gros Michel Bananas
•20 small dates
•1/2 cup walnuts
Instructions: Blend until Smooth. Consistency should be thick and somewhat hard to blend, use tamper if necessary.
Grab a small shallow container, I used a Tupperware and line with plastic wrap. Scoop/Poor contents of the blender into container. Top with cacao nibs, walnuts, cacao beans, or any topping you have. Freeze overnight. Pull out of freezer and place onto turmeric stained cutting board for rustic pictures. 📸ENJOY QUICKLY because it will melt in the heat
Click the video below to see where our Cacao comes from!