Three principles inform Sunita's selection process and constitute what she calls Happy Chocolate!
We delight in tasting pure, flavorful cacao without unecessary sweeteners or additives
From bean to bar - we want to know where our chocolate comes from and how it's processed
Our children deserve the opportunity to experience the pleasures of good chocolate
"Nouveau" American makers work to highlight the intense flavors of each batch. Many of them use only cacao beans and sugar (often no vanilla, little or no added cacao butter, etc.) This less forgiving approach, when done properly, can produce exquisite flavors.
We have been excited to see the rise of excellent "in country" makers arising in regions that grow high quality cacao. Making chocolate "in country" tends to reduce the length of the supply chain and create greater economic opportunities.
A few of our interesting "inclusion" bars highlight the creativity of makers to deliver delicious combinations of tastes and textures.