Creo's single-origin bar is made with Heirloom Arriba Nacional cacao beans from Ecuador. Kevin and Janet, Creo co-founders, went on an exploration trip to understand the journey of chocolate and meet farmers from that region. They became friends with Samuel and Anna and their beautiful heirloom cacao beans which we now use in this bar. This is a bar that can tell its own story. Good Food Awards Finalist 2016.
Ingredients: 73% cacao and organic evaporated cane juice
Made in Portland, OR
A Note from Creo Chocolate
We opened our workshop out of a lifetime enjoyment of learning how things are made. For several years we experimented with roasting beans, using our chocolate in every recipe we could imagine, eating our way through chocolate shops in North America and visiting cacao farms in Ecuador.
When we found out that chocolate was grown in the tropics largely by rural, small multi-generational family farmers, our hearts were drawn to the common pride of growing something, by our common heritage of farming.
We were compelled to work with the farmer. So in 2014, we sold our small family farm with a desire to share this real craft chocolate with our family, friends, and community.