What’s in a name? Pacari means nature in Quechua, an Andean indigenous language, and that’s what we’re all about, making the most of nature’s ingredients and protecting and defending her. Pacari is a family-owned Ecuadorian company with a simple mission: to produce the highest quality organic dark chocolate in the world in the most ethical and sustainable way possible.
To date, we have won over 300 international chocolate awards. This is because we use Arriba Nacional cacao beans. Known as “Fino de Aroma’, these Ecuadorian beans are known for their rich, full taste and their fruity and floral notes.
We support families in Ecuador by working with them directly, not with middle men. We pay these farmers a significant premium over market prices to ensure they are fairly compensated for their hard work.
We produce and package our chocolate bars in Ecuador, a country where cacao beans actually grow. When chocolate is produced from ‘Tree to Bar’ this allows over 50% of the wealth to stay in the country of origin and contribute to its development.
All our cacao bars are made from 60% of cacao or more. High cacao content chocolate has a number of health benefits. We also only use unrefined or coconut sugar.
We use no pesticides, harmful fertilisers or genetically modified products in any part of the supply chain, ensuring the health and well-being of consumers, cacao growers and the environment.