Mission Chocolate bean to bar chocolate maker, based in São Paulo, Brazil use ingredients that are native to the Americas.
The founder Arcelia Gallardo previously trained as a chocolatier, working in Los Angeles and Berkeley, California, and now finds herself working as a chocolate maker in Brazil. Their chocolates are the most awarded in Brazil, with 50 national and international prizes in the last 5 years.
They use ingredients that are: native to the Americas, grow wild, are endangered, promote environmental preservation, encourage community development and taste great.
Their farmers receive almost 4 times more than the market price, buying directly from the producer, with no middle person involved. They visit and speak with the farmers often, including their organic sugar producer – working to create the best product.