Pacari Chocolate was created in 2002 by Santiago Peralta and Carla Barbotó with the aim of changing the history of chocolate in Ecuador. What started as a family project would soon become a business that revolutionized the industry, not only in the country but throughout the Latin American region.
One of our fundamental principles is to put the producer first. The quality of Pacari reflects the work together with each person involved in constant innovation, social responsibility, sustainability and direct trade with small-scale farmers.
Pacari means "nature" in Quechua. Nature for Pacari Chocolate is the point of origin. We maintain the highest production standards with organic methods. Pacari guarantees the well being of the soil and the consumers of its products by being minimally processed, free from soy, lactose, gluten, chemicals and transgenics.
Pacari is the only chocolate company in the world that has the Demeter Biodynamic Certification seal.
Pacari has as one of its trademarks the process of origin. We preserve the Ecuadorian ‘cacao fino de aroma’ from premium bean Arriba Nacional and use it to create our worldwide renowned bars.
Since 2011 Pacari has won more than 120 prizes in the International Chocolate Awards.
Direct trade with farmers
Ecuador´s history of cocoa production goes back more than 300 years. But it is only in recent years that it began to really work in the hands of small-scale farmers. Their knowledge of the land is one of the most important values for Pacari, that's why we respect their work and wisdom.
At Pacari we pride ourselves on paying the highest price to cocoa producers and maintain a good relationship with farmers' communities.
All of our products are vegan, some of them produced in raw quality. With cocoa, we integrate a variety of Andean fruits and ingredients known for their amazing nutritional, energizing and refreshing properties and low calorie content. These traits make Pacari products can be classified as Superfoods: foods of 100% natural origin with a high percentage of nutritious and healthy elements.