Made in Victoria, B.C. by Taylor Kennedy. Founder of Sirene Chocolate, Taylor has been a globetrotter for most of his life. He has worked with The National Geographic Society in photography, writing and photo editing for more than 18 years now.
His work brought him to remote countries with rich agricultural heritage where he began to make the connection between food and the growing demand for ethically sourced products. As a specialty chocolate maker, Taylor is able to oversee production from the cacao bean to the bars on the shelves and feel good about each of the steps along the way.
Hummingbird Chocolate was founded by Drew and Erica Gilmour and is located in the small town of Almonte, Ontario, just outside of Ottawa. What started as a hobby soon turned into a passion that has translated into numerous national and international awards for the couple. Hummingbird Chocolate is a true Canadian success story.
Symbol of unity and hospitality, Qantu is the national flower of Peru where the makers directly source all of their beans. Founded by Elfi and Max in 2016, Qantu fast became a shining star in the craft chocolate world with their 2 gold medals and one silver at their very first international competition in 2017. Every year, the couple travels back to Efli's homeland of Peru where they spend weeks visiting the farmers and their plantations. Thanks to their growing notoriety, Elfi and Max are supporting these communities and helping them gain access to markets that were inaccessible to them not long ago.
Belvie Chocolate from Vietnam uses a combination of Belgian technology and know-how and incredible beans from Vietnam to craft their line of award-winning chocolate bars. Their chocolate is handcrafted in small batches using the finest trinitario single-plantation cacao beans, which are purchased directly from planters in different regions of Vietnam. Belvie makes it its mission to support the farmers and their community by purchasing their beans at a premium price.
In Colombia, some of the finest varieties of cacao beans in the world are grown. Its climate and lands offer perfect conditions to produce exceptional cocoas. Cacao Hunters transforms cacao beans from different corners of the country into chocolate bars, dignifying the lives of the farmers dedicated to producing them, and promoting a culture of best sowing practices in order to obtain a superior quality raw material.
Cacao Hunters is a sustainable development project that goes beyond producing the best chocolate bars in the world; It is an adventure throughout Colombia, hand in hand with cocoa producers.