If you’re looking for a classic chocolate lover’s chocolate bar with notes of fudge brownie, this is your bar. Deeply rich in flavor, this limited edition Bean to Bar Brazil 2020 Gold Award Winner is the first Mission chocolate bar crafted from cacao beans that hail from the Brazilian Amazon. The bar is a limited edition because the Amazon Rainforest is capricious, particularly when it comes to weather conditions! Somehow, all the stars aligned to deliver this beautiful specimen…a collaboration between Mother Nature, Brazilian farmers and Arcelia Gallardo!
Mission Chocolate bars are a rare find in the United States. I am so proud to welcome a few of Arcelia’s gorgeous, inspiring and luscious creations to the Barometer collection. For the love of chocolate, please take this opportunity to savor one (or more!) of these precious gems!
Arcelia Gallardo is based in São Paulo, Brazil. She grew up in California, and thanks to her Mexican heritage, savoring authentic drinking chocolate was a regular household ritual. Arcelia was quite shocked to discover the candy that her peers referred to as “chocolate” since her palate was unaccustomed to overtly sweet and simplistic flavors. She ate this candy, but to her heart, mind and palate, it bore no resemblance to chocolate.
After graduating from college, Arcelia became fascinated by the history of chocolate and earned her living teaching people about cacao. Before dedicating her life to chocolate, Arcelia traveled through Europe for five months to learn about desserts, pastries and chocolate. That adventure sealed the deal. After savoring and studying the best-loved desserts of 16 countries (and magically losing weight in the process), Arcelia moved to Berkeley, California and became the chocolatier of her very own shop.
Arcelia had other plans, though. She and her husband were expecting to move to Brazil and she knew she would start her own bean-to-bar chocolate company there. The name she decided upon was “Mission” as an homage to her former San Franciscan district where she lived and learned at Dandelion to transform beans into magical bars of deliciousness.
- Ingredients: Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar, Cocoa Butter
- Net Weight: 60 g. / 2.1 oz.
- Country of Origin: Brazil