Instead of exporting all the cocoa produced on this tiny island nation, Madécasse co-founders Brett Beach and Tim McCollum are encouraging local Madagascan people to produce their own chocolate, so that the work stays in Africa (along with the profits). Madécasse partners directly with about 40 farmers who grow the cocoa, which is shipped by oxcart to a nearby city where it’s made into chocolate bars then packaged by hand. Even the raffia ties on each of the chocolate bars come from corn husks that the farmers’ cooperative grows.
Madécasse chocolate bars are rich in cocoa -- between 44% and 80% cocoa content -- which is better for the farmers and a dream for chocolate lovers. The Chocolate Sampler Set includes four of the most popular Madécasse flavors plus mini squares. For the serious chocoholic, the Chocolate Binge Set includes seven Madécasse flavors plus mini squares. We also love the Mad Baking Set combo, which pairs Madécasse baking chocolate with world-renowned Madagascan vanilla products: pure vanilla extract, bourbon vanilla beans, vanilla powder, and vanilla cane sugar. The fragrance alone from the Mad Baking Set is enough to get your mouth watering... and inspire all sorts of extraordinary baking creations.