Taste the Difference
After making artisan products including dark chocolate since 2010, Ola Pacifica recently set out to produce delicious dark chocolate without the need for many additives especially no milk. The goal was to produce the finest decadent chocolate that tastes just as good if not better than normal confectionery milk chocolate. The following characteristics can only be described commonly as unique selling propositions but the real test is in Tasting the Difference.
Ethical + Direct trade
Our commitment to being fair and ethical is direct trading with each grower; ensuring quality and traditional care at source; developing sustainable relationships and making informed smart decisions without compromising quality of the cacao beans. From bean to bar, the journey continues to make changes as we seek environmentally friendly packaging and sustainable solutions that are economically viable.
No additives - just real ingredients
No fillers or additives such as starch, oily additives, lethicin, soy, milk solids or Dutch cocoa. “Dutching” is the process of alkalizing cocoa by adding potassium or sodium carbonates before oil extraction. In some cases, hide low-quality, astringent cacao varieties by alkalizing and adding other ingredients. Ola Pacifica does not do this!
All our ingredients are sourced from plants with no dairy or non-plant additives. No animals were used, affected or killed in the process of sourcing the beans to producing chocolate bars. Therefore our chocolate is suitable for vegans.
Our chocolate recipes do not include any soy, lethicin, gmo, dairy or gluten, but please note that our chocolate is made in a facility that also handles almond, hazelnuts, milk and soy. While the equipment is cleaned between batches, the chocolate may still contain some traces of the nuts, milk and soy.
Our cacao is grown and harvested from traditional integrated permaculture plantations, organically grown without the use of harmful pesticides, herbicides or synthetics. Although all other ingredients may be certified organic, our cacao beans are not yet certified organic, but they are checked, sorted and inspected manually and under watchful eyes for quality.
Our manufacturing shifted to Switzerland where our chocolate is produced for us by not just any Swiss chocolate maker but one with aligned philosophy on sustainability. With Swiss craftsmanship and intelligence, the bean to bar journey continues with sustainable cocoa farming, sourcing raw material with ethical and ecological procurement guidelines to energy efficient alternatives and actively doing their part in minimising effects on the environment. This is a huge step in our journey, we are very proud and very fortunate that our chocolate is expertly crafted while more people in our networks are supported direcly and indirectly.
Certified Carbon Neutral
We celebrate the fact that our chocolate is certified carbon neutral by the Swiss which is an impressive bonus working with the best chocolate makers in the world. The total CO2 released into the atmosphere from the production of our chocolate; from the Pacific beans to making chocolate in Europe, has been offset by the planting of 48 timber trees in Peru. Specifically we have contributed to the Jubilacion Segura Project in San Martin and Amazonas regions where it involves agroforesty methods and reforest degraded lands from illegal forestation and land degradation.
Love and embrace the taste!
We’ve brought together our tribe of family, growers, supporters, chocolate makers and other trusted partners to create you a truly delicious, ethical, sustainable bar of decadent chocolate. Enjoy and embrace the quality taste all the way from the South Pacific to the world.