Closely linked to our desire to create and share truly delicious and original hot chocolate is a sense of responsibility to our customers, our partners and our planet. In launching Cocoa Santé, the first order of business was to find the best quality natural ingredients from producers we could trust. The process was an exhaustive one but ultimately inspiring. It has connected us to individuals and organizations that fuel our compassion and creativity. It is also a process that requires consistent attention, and we're mindful of this as we explore more flavors and experiment with new recipes. We're committed to keeping this kind of responsibility a priority—our not-so-secret ingredient that we think makes every cup of Cocoa Santé hot cocoa taste even more delicious!
The low fat cocoa you'll find in every cup of Cocoa Santé's unique and delicious hot chocolate is organically grown without the use of pesticides and fertilizers on small cooperative farms in the Dominican Republic and South America. Our cocoa producer demands the highest quality beans from its farming partners and most importantly, will not trade if the trade harms the farmer or the ecology of the farming region. The cooperative farms that supply this high quality product are owned and operated by small scale farmers. Their profits help to support funding for area educational projects and infrastructure.
ORGANIC Cane sugar
Without a sweetener, cocoa powder can make for one bitter experience! Our hot chocolate blends contain organic cane sugar made from evaporated cane juice. This is not your typical table sugar - it is less processed and retains nutrients lost in the heavily processed white table sugar. It contains amino acids, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Our organic cane sugar, balanced just right with organic cocoa powder, creates a hot chocolate made in heaven.
Our nonfat milk powder comes from the freshest liquid milk, retaining all of its calcium, minerals, vitamins, and proteins that make milk a beneficial food. Our milk powder is blended for us at family owned businesses that specialize in the highest quality dairy products. It is the milk powder that makes our instant hot cocoa so easy to prepare - just mix with hot water, whisk and enjoy!