Ethically sourced, stone ground, small batch, bean to bar, artisanal dark chocolate makers
The Greek word for cacao is Theobroma, which translates to "food of the Gods". Cacao is packed with nutrients that are not only good for your mind, but your body & spirit too!
Eric, the Founder of Tribe Chocolate, began his Love affair with chocolate when it initially snuck up on him, but has now consumed him! Eric was on a retreat in the jungles of Peru and it was on the land of Nova Terra that he came to an understanding of unconditional Love. The land that the retreat was hosted on also had cacao trees, and he fell in love with the plant, people, land and culture. So much so that he went back 3 months later to buy land to build a winter home! It was on this 2nd trip that his friend and neighbour Marco joined him and they ended up coming back to Canada with 20kg of Cacao beans in their luggage! They began learning about the making of chocolate through books and the internet and have made some great friends from every part of the industry that have helped immensely! Chocolate has always stood for Love and it is our Mission to not only create the best dark chocolate that we can, but to use this beautiful vehicle of chocolate to spread as much Love as possible to the world! The name Tribe Chocolate came about because it was with the Shipibo Tribe that this new journey began but ultimately the term Tribe encompasses all of humanity!
Fascinated by the Peruvian Tribe caring for their land on his first visit to Peru, Eric fell in love with the cacao plant, the Amazon, the people, the culture and the opportunity to create more love in this world through this sacred plant.
A retired Firefighter with a passion for connection with others around the world. Marco adores this collaboration and pours his heart and soul into the production of the chocolate bars, every day.