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Choc Frü - the 1st organic chocolate bar in Colombia.  Help us meet a growing demand for high-end, great-tasting organic chocolate.
Choc Frü - the 1st organic chocolate bar in Colombia. Help us meet a growing demand for high-end, great-tasting organic chocolate.
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What our fans are saying

Paula Tovar: "I'm officially addicted to Choc Fru"

The Chocolate Story

We're in Colombia - the land of chocolate but guess what: there is no organic chocolate.

HUHHHHH?

Exactly what we thought.

We rallied round some friends, called some shops and saw pretty quickly there was a huge demand for high-end, great-tasting organic chocolate.


Within a matter of only a few days, we'd sold about 100 bars and received interest from a couple of shops.

But sadly, we had to import cacao butter and powder from abroad to make the first couple of batches of chocolate.

Why? Because we didn't have the grinder.  Despite organic cacao beans being grown here we couldn't get the cacao nibs fine enough with our food processor.

With this grinder, we can make great tasting organic chocolate using only the beans (and not powder and butter). 

Without the machine, we can't make great-tasting chocolate.  And to have success, we're going to need to obsess about this.

Stretch Goal.  Target = £900

We've almost reached our target after only 4 days of launching.  Exciting! If we can raise an extra £300 we'll be able to reduce our costs of making the chocolate by ordering in bulk and we'll then be able to offer 3 variations to our backers

- Dark Chocolate

- Dark Chocolate with Orange peel.  I made it; it's delicious.

- Dark Chocolate with .......... (we're still experimenting)

About Choc Fru

I'm Adrian. I've lived off and on in Colombia for 7 years. Previously I lived in the UK, where I started up a tuition business.  It's been successful but tuition is not my true passion.  Colombia and chocolate are my real loves and I'm determined to develop a chocolate bar people absolutely adore.  I also want to have a positive impact on the lives of 100's of Colombians.

I'm heading to Ecuador and Costa Rica in November for 2 months to get a better understanding of how to make organic chocolate.  I've got a pretty good idea, but I want to see how our neighbors in other countries do it and apply those principles here.

I'm Ciro. I'm from Colombia. I love chocolate and I know how much other people love it. I have made chocolate bars that friends have enjoyed and asked more of. 

My passion is health and well-being: in body and mind and all the other stuff we are made of. I've been contributing to this be-well cause through teaching yoga and meditation, giving time, money, smiles and even some massages :). Now, I want to put the same principles into making really wholesome organic chocolate bars that connect the generous, caring hands of the farmers with the joyful mouths of chocolate lovers. 

One of my dreams is that with this project we can have a positive impact on the life of cacao growers and their families and can offer people chocolate we are truly proud of.

Why We Need Your Help

In order for us to move forward with this project we need the Santha Cacao wet grinder.  Without it, the quality of the chocolate won't be good enough.  We want people to absolutely love Choc Fru. 

Go to www.chocfru.com to register for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chocfru

Risks and challenges

We understand that getting the chocolate just right will take time and we've factored this into our timeline. We are very confident we will be able to deliver this project, as described, to our backers.

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    EARLY BIRDS IN COLOMBIA - Help us get started! One Choc Fru chocolate bar. This bar will retail for more than £3. Only £2

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    For 2 people. A day of Thai massage, chocolate tasting, yoga and delicious vegetarian food.

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    Retail Stores in Colombia only. 100 bars & 1 hour of consultancy in online marketing.

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    LIMITED EDITION:

    Custom made chocolate with your choice of ingredients. You choose the shapes.

    30 bars.

    Perfect for a birthday party, special event, wedding etc.

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- (12 days)