Madecasse: Bean-to-Bar Chocolate from Madagascar


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Dr. Chocolate’s carries chocolate from all over the world. Madecasse, a chocolate maker in Madagascar, is making a strong positive impact on the local community and the cocoa industry as a whole.

Did you know? 70% of the world’s cocoa comes from Africa but less than 1% of chocolate is made there. Fast Company named Madecasse one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies for doing things different. Farmers sell whole cocoa pods to the first of many middlemen who eventually export the cocoa beans to chocolate makers in Belgium or France. Tim McCollum and Brett Beach–introduced to Madagascar and each other while in the Peace Corps–founded Madécasse in 2008 to keep more economic benefit within the island nation. The company partners with 45 cocoa farmers in the Ezaka cooperative and a factory in Antananarivo to move from bean-to-bar in one month and then onto shelves in the U.S.

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Madecasse received the 2011 Good Food Award for Chocolate and in 2010, Food & Wine Magazine named Madecasse to the “40 Under 40” list of people changing the way Americans east and drink.

Stop in and try Madecasse’s delicious chocolate bars!

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