Daniele dell’Orco is a young Italian man of the world who represents the Italy of today - tradition and innovation combined, with quality of raw materials at the forefront.
With a background in cultural anthropology Daniele studied at Berkley in San Francisco where he tried raw chocolate for the first time. From SF he traveled across the world tasting raw chocolate. He noticed that raw chocolate was almost exclusively marketed as a health food. Trendy ingredients billed as superfoods were often added and the pure flavor of the chocolate was an afterthought. Cacao Crudo is a new approach to raw chocolate. Daniele mixes his Italian food culture, traditions and ingredients with raw cacao beans that are sourced from the highest quality raw material to highlight the natural floral and fruity flavors of Criollo cacao. Cacao Crudo is sweetened lightly with only coconut flower nectar. Showing his Italian sensibility Daniele highlights his raw chocolate bars with Italian classic regional ingredients like IGP Siracusa lemon and tonda gentile hazlenuts.
All cacao crudo bars are: Made with 100% organic Criollo cacao / Made with known supply chain, fair trade, and sustainable environmental practices / Made with low sugar, and only from coconut-based sources / Vegan / Gluten free / Produced at low temperature / Free of lactose, soy lecithin and palm oil, artificial flavors / Use IGP Italian ingredients such as lemon peel and hazelnuts.