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  • To’ak El Niño 2016 harvest 100%

     

    To’ak’s first ever 100% cacao bar has become an office favorite. Surprisingly light, with a hint of sweetness, it reminds us of an 80% bar.

    In 2016 the valley of Piedra de Plata experienced the torrential rains of El Niño followed by an unexpected drought during the critical ripening period, and top it off an unusually late harvest was forced by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. This is single-origin 100% Ecuadorian dark chocolate at its finest.

    To’ak signature series.

    Nose: Berries, floral, forest floor.

    Palate: Floral, berries, mint, red wine, forest floor.

    Finish: Sweet floral berries and tannic red wine.

    Variety: Heirloom Nacional

    Vegan, lactose and gluten free.

     

    To’ak El Niño 2016 harvest 100%

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  • To’ak Origin El Niño harvest 2016 78%

     

    Start with heirloom Nacional cacao from Piedra de Plata, add torrential El Niño rains followed by an unexpected drought during the critical ripening period, and top it off with an unusually late harvest forced by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Single-origin Ecuadorian dark chocolate at its most complex.

    To’ak origin series.

    Nose: Wood with a touch of flowers.

    Palate: Ripe banana, mint/eucalyptus, earthy red fruits.

    Finish: Muscular, enigmatic, highly complex.

    Variety: Heirloom Nacional

    Vegan. gluten and lactose free.

     

    Can be purchased only on preorder!

    To’ak Origin El Niño harvest 2016 78%

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  • To’ak Origin Palo Santo Aged 3 Years 80%

     

    Palo Santo wood, renowned for its fragrant essential oils, is actually native to the forests of coastal Ecuador. It grows wild in the very same province in which To’ak was born. Our most fragrant edition of To’ak chocolate aged with this powerfully aromatic wood = profoundly exotic flavor profile, to say the least…

    To’ak origin series.

    Nose: Citrusy pine, touch of mint.

    Palate: Opens with sweet resinous wood, mint and lemon peel with the suggestion of clove enter on the mid-palate, stewed dates and fresh pine on the back-end.

    Finish: Coffee, dates, and pine.

     

    Vegan. gluten and lactose free.

     

    Can be purchased only on preorder!

    To’ak Origin Palo Santo Aged 3 Years 80%

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  • To’ak premium drinking cacao powder 100%

     

    Drink Ecuador’s finest heirloom and single origin cacao, any time you want. It’s an antioxidant-rich opportunity to power your day with the clean energy of theobromine, which is caffeine’s steadier and more dynamic cousin. Lots of options for preparation, ranging from brewed cacao, cacao latte, or added to your morning smoothie or coffee.

    Crafted in Ecuador from the rarest variety on earth. Experience aromas of red fruits, earthiness and flowers.

    Plenty of options. Use a French Press to brew cacao instead of (or with) coffee. Or simply add a scoop of T.cacao powder to your morning smoothie or coffee. For a cacao latte, combine with milk, non-dairy plant milk, or water. On a ketogenic diet? Add coconut oil, MCT oil, or grass-fed butter.

    Vegan, lactose and gluten free.

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    To’ak premium drinking cacao powder 100%

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  • To’ak Signature El Niño harvest 2016 78%

     

    Start with heirloom Nacional cacao from Piedra de Plata, add torrential El Niño rains followed by an unexpected drought during the critical ripening period, and top it off with an unusually late harvest forced by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Single-origin Ecuadorian dark chocolate at its most complex.

    To’ak signature series.

    Nose: Wood with a touch of flowers.

    Palate: Ripe banana, mint/eucalyptus, earthy red fruits.

    Finish: Muscular, enigmatic, highly complex.

    Variety: Heirloom Nacional

    Vegan. gluten and lactose free.

     

    To’ak Signature El Niño harvest 2016 78%

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  • To’ak Signature Galapagos harvest 2018 75%

     

    The cacao for this chocolate was sourced from two small farms on the Galapagos Islands. It’s the first single-origin chocolate ever produced from this unique part of our world. Ecuador’s Nacional cacao grown in the singular ecological conditions of the Galapagos has produced a truly terroir-driven chocolate with a special tempering that imitates the soft fudge texture.

    To’ak signature series.

    Nose: Cinnabon, raisins, whole wheat, floral buquet.

    Palate: Floral, cookies & fudge, nutmeg, brown fruits.

    Finish: Caramel, cinnamon, sweet bread.

     

    Vegan, lactose and gluten free.

     

     

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    To’ak Signature Galapagos harvest 2018 75%

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  • To’ak Signature Palo Santo Aged 3 Years 80%

     

    Palo Santo wood, renowned for its fragrant essential oils, is actually native to the forests of coastal Ecuador. It grows wild in the very same province in which To’ak was born. Our most fragrant edition of To’ak chocolate aged with this powerfully aromatic wood = profoundly exotic flavor profile, to say the least.

    To’ak signature series.

    Nose: Citrusy pine, touch of mint.

    Palate: Opens with sweet resinous wood, mint and lemon peel with the suggestion of clove enter on the mid-palate, stewed dates and fresh pine on the back-end.

    Finish: Coffee, dates, and pine.

     

    Vegan. gluten and lactose free.

     

  • To’ak Signature Rain Harvest 2017 76%

     

    The 2017 harvest, blessed with optimal growing conditions, lent itself to an approachable and well-balanced edition of To’ak Chocolate, subtly hitting on all of the signature flavor notes (fruit, flowers, nutty and woody) associated with heirloom Nacional cacao. A celebration of coastal Ecuadorian terroir.

     

    To’ak signature series.

     

    Nose: Faintly floral with green grass and hints of fresh eucalyptus.

    Palate: Pistachio, orange bitters, black cherry, hints of espresso.

    Finish: Fresh oak and subtle notes of toffee and honey.

     

    Vegan. gluten and lactose free.

     

    To’ak Signature Rain Harvest 2017 76%

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  • To’ak art series Guayasamín 77%

     

    To’ak’s inaugural Art Series edition is also our very first blend, inspired by the late Oswaldo Guayasamín—Ecuador’s most celebrated artist. Two vintage editions of To’ak chocolate with totally different personalities carefully blended into a beautiful and exceptionally well-balanced expression of Ecuadorian dark chocolate.

    Ecuador’s native son, Oswaldo Guayasamín, is one of Latin America’s most celebrated artists. His work has been on display in many of the finest museums and galleries in the world. In 1976, Guayasamín and his children created the Fundación Guayasamín with the mission to honor Ecuador’s rich indigenous culture and history. In service of this mission, To’ak  and Fundación Guayasamín co-created a special edition of dark chocolate that pays tribute to the ancient history and culture of Ecuador in a way that has never been done before.

    Art is part of our DNA. At To’ak, we’ve never been satisfied with simply making chocolate. Ultimately what we present to the world is a work of art, and dark chocolate is our medium of expression. As artists who live and work in Ecuador, we are keenly aware of Guayasamín’s legacy. One element that has particularly drawn our attention is his depiction of sharp contrasts. Guayasamín painted about cruelty as well as tenderness, life and death, desperation and hope. He explored both the light and the darkness within the human condition.

    With each edition of chocolate, our goal is to faithfully express the unique aromas and flavor profile of Nacional cacao. But just as a person cannot be defined by any single characteristic or mood, Nacional cacao has many different faces. In 2015, we launched two expressions of chocolate, each representing different ends of the spectrum in terms of flavor profile and character. Our 2015 “Light” edition was soft, subtle, nuanced. Our 2015 “Dark” edition was raw, powerful, unapologetic.

    We released both of these editions to the public in 2015, but separately. We allowed people the opportunity to experience both sides of the Nacional flavor personality but only side-by-side. For the Art Series, we created our very first blend, using chocolate aged from our 2015 harvest. We integrated our “Light” and “Dark” editions into a single unified expression, which we call the Duality Blend. This metaphor extends beyond flavor and can also been interpreted in the context of our work on the land. In the drawing by Guayasamín that accompanies this edition, we see an indigenous man that has been beaten down by cruelty, and yet he is planting a tree. In spite of the suffering that he bears, what he offers is an expression of hope.

    Something similar can be seen in the destruction of habitat and the loss of ancient food varieties. Over 93% of the world’s food varieties have been lost over an 80-year span. The next in line is Ancient Nacional cacao in Ecuador, which is on the brink of extinction. Under the shadow of destruction, we at To’ak are currently planting as many Ancient Nacional cacao seedlings as we can, to give new life to this culinary treasure. This is our hope for the future.

    To metaphorically describe his connection to the past, Guayasamín once said that his hands have been painting for more than five thousand years. Interestingly, Nacional cacao also traces its roots back by roughly 5,000 years in Ecuador. In this rare edition of chocolate, we are celebrating that which is far older than any of us and transcends time. We are celebrating the human experience in all of its many shades.

    To’ak art series.

    Nose: Tobacco, caramel, floral, woody.

    Palate: Woody, buttery caramel, tobacco, honey, dark fruits, softly floral, earthy, nutty.

    Finish: Honey, toffee, earthy, nutty.

    
Variety: Heirloom Nacional

    Vegan, lactose and gluten free.

     

    To’ak art series Guayasamín 77%

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