Look for this leaf on a chocolate bar near you. I’ve sampled Kallari‘s chocolates at Whole Foods once or twice before, and really liked them. Their cacao beans are organically grown (Rainforest certified) and harvested by a cooperative of family farmers in the Amazon. The beans travel less than 7 hours to Quito for chocolate production. 100 percent of the profits are returned to the growers.
Carlos Pozo, one of the elected leaders of the Kallari Association, the Ecuadorian cooperative that grows the beans, is visiting our area in December. He oversees the entire cacao production and quality control of the chocolate production for Kallari. You can meet him at Whole Foods Princeton on Saturday, at 11:00am.