Redefining Business Through Cacao
Secrets of Cacao
Woman Offering Cacao Pods

Redefining Business

In a world challenged by fragile ecosystems, dwindling water, and human disempowerment, we believe business has the power and responsibility to help transform our planet.

We are proud to be amongst the pioneers of the rapidly growing Certified B Corps using business as a force for good.

Our goal is to be a positive influence on the systems we depend on.

Ethically Sourced

We cultivate and steward ethically-sourced cacao, adaptogens, and wild-crafted superherbs – unlike any other chocolate maker. Our cacao farmers know and love this plant and honor its power and potency. We lovingly tend our Certified Organic Forest Farm at Mandala Springs in ancient Appalachia.

Indigenous communities have communed with this sacred plant for millennia, giving this potent and beautiful food its voice. Today, cacao helps thousands of farmers around the world earn a livelihood (not on plantations, but in community-owned and small farmer holdings).

Alchemically Formulated

We take our formulations seriously so you get the most nutritious chocolate on the planet. We use both ancient remedies and modern research to blend our cacao with herbs and adaptogens in innovative formulations that deliver potent benefits.

Our formulas use ingredients that work together to synergize something greater than the sum of the parts; maximizing bioavailability and flavor for your health!

Stone Ground & Handcrafted

Our bars are slowly stone ground with no heat to maximize bioavailability, potency and absorption of their precious ingredients.

Particles are ground to 10 micron or less in size and suspended in the whole-cacao fats to prevent degeneration and oxidation.

Your body uses less energy to digest and absorb these nutrients and compounds, meaning more net energy and nutrition for you.


We craft our Stone-Ground Chocolates with ingredients that nourish your body.

The theobromine in cacao helps dilate blood vessels and promotes circulation (unlike caffeine, which constrict the blood vessels and reduces blood flow).

Our adaptogens help balance the adrenals and provide stress-adapting benefits unseen in other chocolates.

We leave out trash.

No soy, no dairy, no blood-sugar spiking processed sugars, no gluten. Paleo friendly, Keto Friendly and Low Glycemic.

Redefining Sustainability

Cacao Pods Fresh From Tree

Embracing Deeper Connection

  • Deep care for the food that goes in our bodies, where it was sourced, how it was cared for and cultivated, and how it was processed.
  • Choosing Everyday to step more fully into our empowerment, our latent potential and our sacred reciprocity with all life.
  • Honing the mind, body, and spirit holistically.
  • Curiosity and the Spirit of Adventure. The courage to step into the unknown again and again to discover new layers of our potential
  • Strengthening our relationships with the Earth and its intricate balance of living ecosystems. Seeking fluency in the living world.

Join us on our journey towards Holistic Human Excellence..

Read more about the Mandala lifestyle.

Story of Mandala Chocolate

Our Wilderness HQ & Wildcraftory

Mandala Springs is 68 acres of forest, boulders, cliffs and streams surrounded by Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina.

Besides being home to our beloved Mandala Chocolate Craftory, Mandala Springs is being mindfully crafted into a Human Empowerment & Ecological Retreat Center and Institute, Genetic Library and Biodiversity Conservation Reserve and Our Certified Organic Educational Forest Farm where we nurture wild plants that we use in our chocolate.

Mandala Springs has over 40 perennial springs, the greatest biodiversity in the subtropical world and endless natural beauty.

Read Rob's Story of becoming an "expert chocolatier"