Our Costa Esmeraldas, Ecuador 70% Dark bar has earned us our first Good Food Award for 2017! We are the first chocolate company in Los Angeles to ever win one – a huge honor!
We got a sample last year from Dan and immediately fell in love with it. We found our roast quickly and developed the bar in a way that preserves the natural nutty and floral notes, and we’ve loved seeing everyone’s reaction to tasting it.
We worked directly with the Salazar Family and Dan O’Doherty of Cacao Services to bring you some of the best cacao in the world, and a prestigious Good Food Award!
Here we all are (from left to right) – Dan O’Doherty, fermentation. David Menkes, chocolate maker. Freddy Salazar, farm manager. Corey Menkes, chocolate maker.
Thank you to everyone who has supported our tiny factory since we started in 2014!
–David and Corey Menkes