Smooth l Superfoods l Crunchy l Fruity l Aromatic l Sweeteners l All Bars

REACH Grenada Bar

Net Wt. 1oz. (28g) $6.00

Raw Organic Ingredients: Cacao Beans (Grenada)*, Cacao Nibs (Grenada)*, Coconut Palm Sugar*, Agave Nectar*, Nutmeg*, Blue-Green Algae*, Vanilla Bean*, Love. *organic 15% DONATED TO REACH GRENADA!


15% of this bar's price is donated to REACH Grenada. Founded in 2008, REACH's mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of Grenada's most vulnerable children. REACH Grenada primarily works with children residing in Grenada's institutional homes where many were previously victims of physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse, neglect and abandonment. Their multi-dimensional programs include therapeutic services, mentoring, caregiver training and support, and yoga and meditation.

When I was working with cacao in December 2010, I personally saw the children affected by a 40% unemployment rate, by the lack of agricultural initiatives (besides the Grenada Chocolate Company's organic cacao farm cooperatives), and by the degradation of infrastructure after after the 2004 hurricane. I met a child who, abandoned by his parents, was used as a sex slave. I was moved to donate out of pocket to a friend who was helping at a nearby orphanage. Shortly after my return, my friend Clay Gordon introduced me to Neo Moreton of REACH Grenada. Since then, my heart has yearned to reach out and help them on their mission!

I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to reach out and help   this center. I am currently here (June 25th to July 7th) working in the Emergency Shelters and churches that have been converted to orphanages and group homes. But beyond the work I'll do while physically in Grenada, I am excited about the work I'll continue upon my return. I believe the best way to help a country in need is through organic agriculture. I am in support of outsourcing work - but only if that work honors the culture of the people we are working with! Outsourcing technology does not support heritage, while organic agriculture is a powerful way to promote independence, economic health, and pride for their soil, their labor, the product of their soil.

Won't you help me REACH Grenada!?

One of my dearest inspirational friends, Mott Green, started The Grenada Chocolate Company and it is surely one of the most unique companies in the world. I am completely in love with the vibes of Grenada and the simplicity of artisanry in the production of these bars. Grenada Chocolate is harvested, fermented, dried, ground, poured, and packaged here in Grenada - a "Farm to Bar" process that allows for Mott's values to permeate each and every single aspect of the product.

That's no joke - because Mott's values include a kind of integrity and respect for the land and people like none other... completely unpretentious and almost ridiculously idealistic. But you know what, it works. And it gives us reason tho wonder why we think idealism is unrealistic. The beans are some of the best I've ever had in flavor, the farms are 100% certified organic, all processing is done within minutes of where the beans are harvested, the "cottage factory" is solar-powered, the chocolate makers all live within minutes and make a product they are beautifully proud of, and the company is owned by the co-operative of farmers who nurture the theobroma cacao trees and the soil that mothers them and directly reap the true benefits of their hard work to maintain quality and organic certification.

In December '10, I visited my friend Mott Green in Grenada as part of my Raw Integrity Project. The purpose of my visit was to experience first hand the entire process of bringing you chocolate - starting at the farm. I worked side-by-side with the farmhands as we picked cacao pods from the trees, removed the fresh beans from the pods, carted them up and down hills, and dried and fermented the beans. It's at that point that the beams are ready to be processed into bars.

Since Mott's GCC is a model of transparency and integrity, I also had the opportunity to learn about the struggles and triumphs of organic farming; operating a company as a cooperative of farmers that ensures social responsible treatment; and running a chocolate factory on solar energy. We repeated the same process of low heat dehydrating with Mott's beans and machines and I personally measured the temperature of the beans the whole time they were in the roaster to ensure that raw temperature standards were maintained.


Grenada Chocolate Company Ltd. was founded in 1999 with the idea of creating an Organic Cocoa Farmers' and Chocolate-Makers' Cooperative. We produce high quality Organic dark chocolate in Grenada with our world famous cocoa beans. Our factory is nestled in lush cocoa groves in Grenada's pristine rainforest.

Our award-winning organic dark chocolate has the wonderful complex flavor of Grenada's fine-flavored organic cocoa beans, processed carefully in small batches. Producing chocolate right where the cocoa grows allows us to do our own fermenting which gives us a real advantage in creating the finest, most complex taste from the beans.  We use our own extracted cocoa butter in our chocolate also from Grenada's fine-flavored cocoa. This brings in a luxurious extra richness and chocolaty flavor.  Our chocolate has a truly deep and rich flavor.

We now have over 150 acres of organic cocoa farms in our cooperative and operate our own cocoa fermentry, located one mile from our little factory. This assures that we perform every activity involved in the production of our chocolate, from the planting and growing of the cocoa trees to the fermenting of the fresh cocoa beans to the processing of our fine dark chocolate. We grow our cocoa totally naturally without the use of any chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers and have been Certified Organic.

Our sugar is a fine organic raw sugar produced and milled by an organic growers' cooperative in Paraguy.

Whole organic vanilla beans grown biodynamically in Costa Rica provide our "dash" of vanilla.

Organic soy lecithin is used as emulsifier in extremely small amounts.

We are one of the only small-scale chocolate-makers producing fine chocolate where the cocoa grows.   Because small batch chocolate-making is very rare, we had to create our own processing methods, desigining our own machines and refurbishing antique equipment to meet the requirements of our unique situation. Most of our machines are based in design on those of the early 1900's, a time when quality had precedence over quantity in chocolate-making. Because we care about our environment, we use solar-electric energy to power our machines.

The original impetus and principle of our cooperative company is to revolutionize the cocoa-chocolate system that typically keeps cocoa production separate from chocolate-making and therefore takes advantage of cocoa farmers.We believe that the cocoa farmers should benefit as much as the chocolate-makers. 


(Click here photos, videos, & updates).