This dark chocolate is made with both cacao beans and passionfruit (known locally as liliko’i) grown in Hawaii. The tartness of passionfruit perfectly complements
the sweet and bitter balance of the chocolate.
Nat Bletter and David Elliott, co-founders of Madre Chocolate, make their chocolate from lightly processed cacao to preserve the healthy antioxidants while maintaining a deep, rich flavour.
Both have interesting backgrounds: David specialises in environmental justice issues in cacao growing regions of Ecuador and Bolivia, while Nat is an ethnobotanist & still works at the University of Hawaii researching plants & migration in South East Asia. Next time you’re in Hawai’i visit them to make your own bar of chocolate! See more