*Disclosure: I received samples of this product for my review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.
I recently had the opportunity to sample a few chocolate bars from Kallari, a USDA Organic Chocolate company based in Ecuador. They are a farmer owned company that plants, maintains and harvests the Cacao that goes into their delicious gourmet dark chocolate bars. They hand-select the cacao beans that are fermented, dried and sent to a local plant for processing. They are a cooperative of 850 indigenous Kichwa families from the Upper Napo Region of the Ecuadorian Amazon. They share 100% of their profits with the 21 rainforest communities in their area. I really love (and want to support) companies that give back to their community. They strive to see their biodiverse ecosystem thrive and flourish. Kallari is a company that is passionate about preserving their ancestral heritage of Cacao farming and bringing you some of the finest chocolate in the world.
I was impressed by the velvety texture and smooth taste of their 70-85% Cacao chocolate bars. Their chocolate is high in antioxidants with earthy tones, floral notes and a robust chocolate finish. An added bonus, it’s also Gluten, dairy and soy-free! It’s so good, I didn’t want to bake with it, I just ate it with a smear of almond butter. It’s the perfect post-dinner treat.