Did you know “chocolate” comes from the Nahuatl word “xocolatl”, which roughly translate as “bitter water”? In fact, across South America, cacao was traditionally consumed as a drink, not a food. Our Mexican-style drinking chocolate are based in that tradition, and make a rich, frothy, not-too-sweet cup of chocolate! Now you can try all of… Read More Xocolatl: Mexican drinking chocolate
In January, Michael Sacco (ChocoSol Founder) and Chrystal Porter (ChocoSol Head Chef) travelled to Southern Mexico as part of our commitment to horizontal trade and to our learning community. Here are some highlights from their time spent in Mexico. Photo above: Michael Sacco (left) and one of our cacao producers Don Flor (right) in the Lacondon Jungle Horizontal trade means reciprocity-based… Read More Notes from Southern Mexico
Celebrate love & friendship this Valentine season with the return of our Love Bars. There’s a little something for everyone! These beautifully branded bars are available at our retail location for a limited time only. ChocoSol’s artisanal, ecological, and horizontally-traded chocolates make for a great gift. Our chocolate food is a delicious, healthy, and ethical alternative… Read More Valentine’s Day Love Bars are back!
ChocoSol is hiring! JOB POSTING: FRONT OF HOUSE SALES ANIMATOR (PDF VERSION) We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join the ChocoSol team as Front of House Sales Animator. ChocoSol is a Learning Community Social Enterprise that focuses on making the ‘food of the gods’ – commonly known as cacao – into fresh, whole… Read More Job posting: Front of House Sales Animator
ChocoSol’s Learning Community is firmly rooted in values of reciprocity, mutual respect, and conviviality. We could not accomplish the work we do without the wonderful support of our many volunteers. At the same time, volunteers benefit from their time with us in a variety of ways. For an example of our Learning Community in action, check… Read More A Learning Community Success Story
Join us for the ChocoSol Equinox Gathering on Wednesday September 21st, 6pm-midnight at 1131 St Clair Ave West. ~Suggested donation $20 per person~ The Equinox marks the day and night of equal length. It is a day of balance. It is a day to look back and to look forward. On the equinox we give thanks… Read More Sep 21: Fall Equinox Gathering
We are excited to be nominated yet again for Best Chocolate in Toronto by NOW Toronto Reader’s Choice 2016. Please vote for us online. Let’s make it 3 years in a row!