The Kasama Chocolate, a Canada-based chocolate company, announced on their official Facebook page their newest limited release featuring rare, single-estate cacao beans grown in the northern Philippine province of Isabela in the Cagayan Valley.

(L-R) First row: Kasama Chocolate promotional material; cacao fruit; Cagayan Valley Cacao Development Center.  Second row: Photos of makers of Kasama Chocolate

After several months in the making, the Kasama Chocolate, in a form of a bar, was launched and featured in the “Bagay at Buhay: Objects and the Filipino Diaspora” cultural art exhibit in New York City which ran until 28 November 2021.

This special chocolate bar with notes of caramelized banana, chocolate cake, and rum is a fruit of the collaboration of the Kasama Chocolate and Dr. Myleen Corpuz and her team at the Cagayan Valley Cacao Development Centre in Isabela State University, and farming partner, Edgar Nicolas.

Date of Release: 24 December 2021