Message // Experience // Value // Vision
Born from a love and fascination for the cacao tree and her fruits. Dreamt up in Ecuador and handmade in Amsterdam.
Chocoláctica's intention is to convey that we can share moments while we enjoy delicious food that are nourishing and wholesome for our body and mind.
Mother Earth is our biggest inspiration.
Always exploring new realms to inspire the palette.
Our plantbased delicacies inspire a tranquil moment with Self, or a precious moment shared with friends and loved ones.
The different flavours and textures stimulate your senses and trigger mind-body connection & sensations, bringing you to the present moment.
We stand for raising our awareness through being conscious of what you take into your body and share with others. These times ask for a holistic way of life in connection with Self and Nature.
Chocoláctica is an expression of gratitude. An offering to Nature and to you. A way of sharing the joy of creation. An invitation to continue the cycle of sharing, spreading love everywhere.
Let's re-establish the connection with Nature and ourSelves through food.
Handcrafted Cacao-Inspired Delicacies
Technique // Ethics // Ingredients
Handcrafted with love.
Handcrafted, because each delicacy has been uniquely formulated by the maker, Claire, with careful planning, patience, unique recipes and high quality organic ingredients. Cacao-inspired, because each delicacy is made from one or more cacao derived ingredients.
Delicacies, because they are more than just chocolates, they are healthy, naturally sweetened, and delicious pieces or art!
Chocoláctica delicacies are handmade with Ecuadorian Arriba Nacional cacao paste and cacao butter. Our provider, Kuná, is a chocolate maker that specifically prioritizes environment and social involvement.
Learn more about Kuná, our cacao paste & cacao butter provider.
Chocoláctica buys from this producer to support the farmers and their families who work so hard for us to enjoy these delicacies. This is where Claire lived for 6 years of her adult life and it is where her heart lies.
Unique Plantbased Recipies
Inspired by different cultures, traditional and ancient knowledge, people met along the way, books, nature and life in general.
We only use natural sweeteners such as maple syrup and dates.
All the delicacies are made using high quality, organic, plantbased ingredients.
Whenever we can, we go the extra mile to get our ingredients from the producers directly.
Chocoláctica delicacies are vegan friendly and very good for your body and soul.
Dreamer // Explorer // Plantbased Confectioner // Founder
"Chocoláctica is my reverence to Nature in the form of handcrafted, cacao-inspired delicacies."
My first contact with this amazing tree and its fruit was in Bali, Indonesia.
I saw the fruit grow wild and tasted cacao nibs and raw chocolate for the first time. It made a lasting impact.
The real LOVE AFFAIR started while I lived in Ecuador.
I was amazed by the mystic, wild amazon and the thousands of cacao trees in their natural habitat.
During those years I indulged in the best cacao in the world. I learned about the history, use, processing and benefits and started experimenting & creating with this age old ingredient.
I find inspiration for my recipies from traveling and learning about (sometimes lost) traditions of cooking from different cultures. I am especially amazed by the science of Ayurveda and how food, nature and humans are innately connected.
I have a very strong pull towards spirituality and consider everything I do as a means and ritual towards Divinity.
I have had the good fortune of growing up and living in different countries and therefore consider myself human being, of this earth, complying with the concept of nationality and tradition to the necessary extent.
When I’m not in the kitchen, I am practicing yoga & meditation or rock climbing and bouldering with my friends.
Or maybe I'm just out drinking an oat latté somewhere in Amsterdam.