100% Organic Costa Rican Cacao - Direct Farm Trade - No Artificial Ingredients
Pure and Simple
Our artisan chocolate is hand-crafted with the finest quality ecologically and socially conscious ingredients, sure to please the palate and heart of the chocolate connoisseur. Our high cacao content, along with our distinctive flavors and exclusive formula and process, make our products the finest choice in Costa Rican chocolate.
Our organic cacao beans are hand selected for their flavor and processed carefully in small batches. Producing chocolate directly from the cacao beans gives us a real advantage in creating the finest, most complex taste for our products.
All of the cacao we use is organic, single-origin, from small farms in Costa Rica's Southern Pacific Zone.
We sort, peel, sort again, roast, grind, conch, and temper small batches of beans and then mold and package each bar and bonbon by hand. We use no artificial flavors or ingredients, lecithin or preservatives, or added oils. Many of our add-in ingredients are locally sourced, or certified organic; always the finest quality we can find.
Our chocolate flavors and creations are evolving all the time. As an artisan chocolate, no two batches are exactly the same.
Most of our products are Vegan friendly; all of our chocolates are soy, gluten, and gmo-free.
Costa Rican Cacao
There are only a handful of fine organic chocolate makers in Costa Rica, though cacao has enjoyed a long and revered history in this region.
Chocolate has been considered an aphrodisiac since the days of the ancient Aztecs, who called cacao "food of the gods." Cacao beans were originally used as currency in the pre-Columbian times by local Indigenous peoples and continued to be a form of currency into the 1930's. It was one of the major commodities in Costa Rica before the introduction of coffee in the late 1700's.
Costa Rica and the rest of Latin American hold a very small share of the International Cacao market, but ranks quite high in quality and excels with its Criollo Flavour strain, treasured for its complex, fruity flavor with balanced cacao flavor. For this reason, Samaritan Xocolata Chocolates are perfect for connoisseurs of chocolate who are justly rewarded for seeking out this unique flavor opportunity.
Helping People Feel Good
You can feel good eating our chocolate because Chocolate is a "superfood", rich in antioxidants and helpful for maintaining health and vitality. Chocolate is loaded with mood-boosting, titillating ingredients such as "feel good" endorphins and the aphrodisiac alkaloid, Phenethylamine (PEA).
Organic chocolate that's created without the health-harming agricultural chemicals makes for an even happier and healthier experience of one of Nature's divine treats and Helps People Feel Good!
Samaritan Xocolata engages in Direct trade and Local Sourcing as often as possible and is committed to protect our natural tropical environment by being conscious on all levels. We are committed to working with the local population to help provide a sustainable local economy, cultivating stewardship of the environment of our area, protecting rain forest and it's creatures, promoting and rewarding local organic agricultural practices. We give a portion of the profits to non-profit foundations for the purpose of rain forest preservation, education and empowerment of women in micro-industries and fair-trade/direct trade enterprises.