We believe that chocolate, an ancient sign of abundance and good fortune, is the perfect vehicle for changing the world and living our greatest dreams.
Our chocolate is imbued with a love and passion that is palpable. All of us; the farmers, the dreamers and innovators involved in creating this chocolate are pouring our love and inspiration into each bar.
From Bean to Bliss, From Our Heart to Yours.
How It Began
“20 years ago, my backcountry expedition almost ran out of food after a month in the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming. Luckily, we found a lost packet of brownie mix…”
Why Sacred Chocolate?
I’m in awe of cacao’s abundance.
Indigenous communities have used this sacred plant for millennia, allowing it to speak through them. Today, cacao helps thousands of farmers around the world earn a livelihood (not on plantations, but in community-owned and small farmer holdings).
As an ancient plant, cacao plays a vital role in its native ecosystems, supporting biodiversity in rainforest areas.
For us mere mortals, cacao shares its energetic spirit through joy-giving compounds, trace minerals, and activating the cardiac system (as opposed to the nervous system, like high doses of caffeine).
Our Wilderness HQ & Wildcraftory
Mandala Springs is 65 acres of forest, boulders, cliffs and streams surrounded by Pisgah National forest in western North Carolina.
Besides being home to our beloved Wildcraftory, Mandala Springs is being mindfully crafted into a Human Empowerment & Ecological Retreat Center, Biodiversity Conservation Reserve and Educational Forest Farm where we nurture wild plants that we use in our chocolate.
Mandala Springs in certified organic and is a paradise to behold.
Living the Mandala Life? Together we can spread the word and change the world!