*These bars are now sold out. Thank you all so much for your amazing support for this bar and for the cause of helping those impacted by the typhoon in the Philippines. We are immensely grateful and humbled. We’ll let you know how much money was raised and how it was spent through our mailing list and instagram in the near future.*
On November 11, 2020, Typhoon Ulysses descended on the Philippines, wreaking havoc throughout the archipelago, including Cagayan, Vince’s family’s home province and the origin of our chocolate journey. Vince’s friends and family are safe, but the typhoon caused some of the worst flooding in decades, destroying crops and submerging whole villages in water.
We really wanted to do something to help, and doing it through chocolate seemed like a natural choice. 50% of proceeds from the sale of this bar ($7.50 for each bar) will be donated to relief organizations on the ground in Cagayan who are helping to get food and supplies to people affected.
This vegan white chocolate bar is made using ube (purple yam) which was sourced, slow roasted, dried, & ground (an 8 hour process) by our friends at Layunin, a Vancouver-based pop up restaurant and trailblazers in the local Filipino Food Movement scene. We stone ground the ube with Philippine pineapple to create a bar with trademark ube texture balanced by tropical and citrus notes. It contains no added extracts, colours, or flavourings – just ube, pineapple, cacao butter, and a small amount of unrefined cane sugar.
Cacao Butter*, Roasted Ube (Purple Yam), Unrefined Cane Sugar*, Philippine Pineapple
Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free