1131 St Clair Avenue West Toronto ON, M6E1B1
Chocolate that energizes and nourishes the soul. An ancient and spiritual approach to chocolate as a symbolic product. Combines socially just practices and a sense of community. Good for the mind, body and soul.
To the Spanish Sol means sun, to the French the earth and is phonetically “soul” in English. All of which are the inspiration behind, ChocoSol chocolate. The energy of the sun roasts the raw cacao bean, nurtures the chocolate’s earth and the final solid chocolate product feeds our souls.
ChocoSol is not your average chocolate supplier, but a learning community and social enterprise. The trade is horizontal between farmers and distributors so that chocolate remains a symbolic product, not a commodity. Michael Sacco was first introduced to the traditional processes of making chocolate when working on his master thesis on solar concentrators in Southern Mexico. He became so immersed in the indigenous communities that the women of the village took him under their wings, so to speak.
ChocoSol prides itself as being one of the lowest food miles and low energy footprint than any other chocolate carrier in Canada. It is for this reason (and many others) that they sell largely in farmers markets and wholesale online. If you bring your own Tupperware your purchase will impressively have had no food waste or plastic wrapping associated with the chocolate at all. I did not however ask them if you pop it in your mouth-whether that would be considered a reusable container. Yes, the chocolate is that good!