Our Story

“True strength is when you can break a bar of chocolate into four pieces with your bare hands – then just eat one.” - Unknown

In late 2017, a group of friends and I planned a trip to hike up Machu Picchu. Unfortunately for me, I had an accident leading up to the trip in which I fractured my knee. Unable to attend the trip, my friends promised to bring me back goodies from Peru as a consolation. 

When my friends arrived from Peru, they greeted me with the bag of goodies as promised. The bag included souvenirs, Peruvian coffee, and chocolate! The chocolate stood out the most - chocolate bars from República del Cacao. Captivated by the packaging, I immediately had to try. The rich, bold flavours were new to my palate and entranced my tastebuds with notes of quinoa, Maras pink rock salt, and mango. 

For the next couple of days, I kept thinking about the chocolate bars I ate. I knew I found my new indulgent. I started searching where to buy craft chocolate bars, and unable to find what I was looking for, I knew I had to do something about it. So, Kekao.co was created.

Our goal at Kekao is to share the experience of craft chocolate with everyone, because it's a wonderful one.

Founder Dino H.

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