I chose Madre Chocolate to include in my Vegan Mexican Pop-up Dinner after learning all about how they make the chocolate bean to bar. They are very supportive of fair and clean food from the farmers to their own production. I’m so excited to use their Xoconusco chocolate in my mole sauce!
A cacao tree on the Windward side
Another cacao tree on the same farm
Dave was telling us about lilikoi which they also use in their chocolate
Cacao seeds are purple on the inside before they are fermented and roasted.
Dave was explaining about the roasting process
Here’s a close-up of the cacao pod, roasted beans, vanilla, and cocoa butter.
Some of the finished product on display for sale in their Kailua shop.
Grinding the cacao takes days!
Dave, pouring the chocolate into molds
Learn more about the dinner on my EVENT PAGE