Cacao Pouches | Haiti
Pouch made from repurposed cacao jute bags by artisan woman in Haiti. Each pouch measures approximately 7.5x6", has a zipper closing and wristlet.
The Atelye Thevenet women's artisan cooperative, based in Jean Rabel, Haiti, produces unique, handcrafted items in the poorest region of the Western Hemisphere. As a Fair Trade collaboration it represents an alternative approach to trade that is rooted in a commitment to uphold the dignity of every person. Fair Trade projects such as these support ecologically and economically sustainable development, pay living wages, and build mutually respectful, long-term trading relationships between consumers and disadvantaged producers from around the world.
Each bag is arduously handmade by the women artisans in Jean Rabel and purchased directly by us. This latest batch was brought in the suitcase of a Haitian priest that flew to Miami, which tells you how grassroots this project is. Each pouch varies in design as the women do their best to create designs using scarce resources. Some are plain jute color and others contain cacao logos. Our intention is to sell these to support their work and help provide some form of financial support. We mark up very little from their costs to produce in a country with extremely high inflation as Haiti to help cover shipping expenses. Therefore, we do our best for most of the money to go back to the co-op.
Ordered a box of truffles and bonbons, plus a chocolate bar and they were all by far, the best chocolates I have ever had in my life. I will never go back to store bought chocolate (Hersheys, Nestle, etc.) The sugar level is low but perfectly sweet, not overly sweet as with most chocolates. This helps the cacao flavor to really shine and adds yet another level of indulgence. I cannot say enough good things about this company. If you haven't tried them out, give them a chance.
The chocolates at Exquisito Chocolates are 'DDD'... Divinely Delectably Delicious... There's no comparison to mas produced chocolate... Dark chocolates pair well with a red wine but with chocolates from Exquisito, it's on another level of decadence... Hey how 'bout that, another 'D'... ... Try these chocolates, they're well worth it.
I had heard of this place through word of mouth and various social media posts so I decided to come buy some chocolates for Valentine’s Day. I was not disappointed! It was some of the best truffles I’ve EVER had and I love how creative the names are! My favorite was probably the Miami Vice (cafe con leche with dulce de leche). The flavor was very distinct and I just love how it melts in your mouth. I’m definitely coming back for one of their tastings where you can bring your own wine.
Exquisite! Ordered it online and never expected to fall in love with chocolates all over again. I love that the sweetness is minimal where you can taste the coca with different taste notes, this is probably how chocolate is supposed to taste. These days chocolates are overpowered with sweetness where the taste of coca vanishes. I would recommend it for anyone who does not think that the “gold standards” of chocolates is a available while you are filling up gas or at your local grocery store.