We are very fortunate to have this ancestral cacao from the Arhuacos, since they have not been harvesting this year due to COVID-19. Instead they have focused their time on ceremony to bring the Earth back in balance. I was selected as one of the lucky partners to have some of the remaining lot of this cacao, because of my long-term commitment to working with Colombian cacao to help earn it recognition worldwide for its high quality.
Our Valentine, "Arhuacos" bonbon has a ganache created with our Arhuacos dark milk chocolate and a surprise crunch in each. Its outside decoration symbolizes the gold treasures the Tairona buried on the mountain to balance Mother Earth. The turquoise design symbolizes the mochilla bags that the Arhuacos weave and wear over their shoulder. When I met the Arhuacos, I promised to deliver their message to you through the chocolate: "Be mindful of how much we change nature. The wind, water, soil, and this special cacao are all gifts from Mother Earth that support humanity." This Valentine's day, let's spread some love to others we care about, to strangers by cooperating to contain the virus, and most importantly to Mother Earth who takes care of us.