ChocoSol Traders Bars
The concept of ChocoSol was originally founded in 2004 in Oaxaca, Mexico, and has been based in Toronto since 2006. They are a business and social enterprise set on transforming cacao, the "food of the gods" into bean-to-bar and stone-ground, artisanal dark chocolate. They roast, winnow, and stone-grind all of their cacao fresh and on-site in Toronto. They believe in making chocolate food, not candy. All of their chocolates range between 65% to 100% cacao content, are low-sugar, and are free of dairy, soy, gluten, nuts, preservatives, fillers and artificial flavours.
Their cacao is organic and shade-grown, and sourced direct-trade from Indigenous communities in the Lacondon Jungle of Chiapas and the Oaxacan mountains of Southern Mexico. In recent years, they have also expanded their trade relationships with social and ecological projects in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Guatemala. Their horizontal trade relationships with farmers go beyond the mere exchange of commodities and extend to reciprocity, ecological re-generation, and friendship.