This Markham & Fitz Southern Pecan 52% Dark Milk Chocolate Bar is an other-worldly indulgence. Thanks to the chocolatey, rich flavor of the Nicaraguan cacao beans combined with caramelized pecans and black sea salt, here is a bar that is creamy, crunchy and the tiniest bit salty all at once. Imagine the taste of melt-in-your-mouth butter cookies with a hint of caramel. If this chocolate bar could sing a song, I imagine it would sing, “Don’t Worry. Be Happy!” It’s really hard to be unhappy while savoring a piece or two of this luscious creation! A small piece goes a long way!
For this little masterpiece, Markham & Fitz uses cacao beans from La Colonia, a cooperative in the rainforest mountains of Nicaragua. Enliven Cacao is a company based in Nicaragua that ensures the beautiful cacao gets into the hands of craft makers, yet they take none of the profits. 100% of the money Enliven Cacao earns from sales to chocolate makers like Markham & Fitz goes directly to the local community to help bring economic independence, education and social development to the rural communities surrounding Rancho Grande in Nicaragua.
Markham & Fitz Chocolate Makers was started by two University of Arkansas alumni, and at the outset, they offered this inspiration: “We started our craft chocolate company for two reasons: to celebrate the cocoa bean and to celebrate people. Celebrating people through chocolate has to be the sweetest job on earth. As passionate chocolate makers, we prioritize ethical sourcing and organic ingredients.”
Today the company has a sole proprietor and CEO, Lauren Blanco, who was one of the original founders.
Lauren studied cultural anthropology and French, and spent five years working in grassroots economic development in countries that were war-torn and impoverished, yet rich in cacao. While immersed in these countries, Lauren learned that business could function as a force of good and that she could potentially make a positive impact on the cacao supply chain. Today, Lauren leads Markham & Fitz’s strategy, creative direction and product development and is surrounded by a team of passionate chocolate artisans and enthusiasts.
- Ingredients: Cacao, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Caramelized Pecans (Pecans, Brown Sugar, Butter), Black Salt, Whole Milk Powder
- Net Weight: 57 g. / 2 oz.
- Country of Origin: USA