We will be closed for Christmas between 22nd December and 3rd January. Last orders by 2pm Friday 21st please. Happy New Year!
We will be closed for Christmas between 22nd December and 3rd January. Last orders by 2pm Friday 21st please. Happy New Year!

Paola, our cacao supply chain manager

We’re passionate about ethically sourcing the highest quality Ecuadorian cacao for our delicious chocolate bars. To ensure the quality of our cacao and the working conditions of our farmers, we have a team member based out in Ecuador: Paola, our Cacao Supply Chain Manager. 

We think Paola is the bee’s knees, and we’d like to share with you what she does so we've asked her some questions about her passions and the work she does for Ombar…  

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Cacao Versus Cocoa

June 05, 2018

Cacao or Cocoa?

Cacao or cocoa? Which one is it? Why do different people say it differently? Aren’t they the same thing?

We’re not just trying to say the word in a fancy way… cacao is different to cocoa. Read on to find out how, and why we use only raw cacao in Ombar chocolate.

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Vegan Chocolate

The short answer is YES, vegans can eat chocolate! Ombar chocolate is vegan, made with only plant-based ingredients, and no compromise on flavour. In fact, by removing the milk from chocolate we believe we’ve made a better chocolate that’s not only accessible to more people, but even healthier and more chocolatey than ever! Find out why here. 

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Fair for Life

Good news alert: we have officially been certified by Fair for Life! For those of you who haven’t heard of it before, Fair for Life is an internationally recognised certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains. This new certification with Fair for Life cements our on-going commitment to social responsibility, traceability throughout the supply chain and fair trade practices.

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Bring on the Berries!

May 16, 2018

Berry Flavour Ombars

With spring in full swing it’s the perfect time to tuck into our fresh, fruity, berry flavour Ombars. Organic berries and raw chocolate make a heavenly combo. But apart from their delicious taste, what are the benefits of eating berries and why do we put them in our chocolate bars? 

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Healthy Chocolate

Not all chocolate is created equal. The ingredients that make up chocolate and their quality can vary hugely. And while some chocolate on the market is undoubtedly ‘junk’ food, some can indeed be a healthier treat!

Here are five criteria to look for to make sure you’re getting the healthiest chocolate...

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Ombar Easte

Okay, hands up. We still don't have an Ombar Easter egg available. There's just not enough hours in the day! But with Easter just around the corner we wanted to show you a way to make your Ombar chocolate look a bit more festive.

So we’ve put together this simple guide for a homemade Ombar Easter basket, made from a recycled cardboard box. A lovely activity for a little moment of calm, and a great gift with a personal touch!

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Cacao in Chocolate

Chocolate changed from being a healthy, nourishing drink to a sweet confection in the early 1900s. For a long time cacao took a back-seat in favour of chocolate recipes consisting mainly of milk and sugar. But this has all changed in recent years. Cacao is regaining recognition and becoming the hero ingredient of chocolate once again. So how did all this come about?

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Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed

Mother's Day is here and it's our turn to look after our mums and show them just how much we love them. So we've put together the ultimate, healthy-yet-delicious breakfast-in-bed recipe to help you treat your mum. Packed full of fresh fruit and superfood cacao this breakfast combination is sure to help start your mum's day with a smile. 

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Boost your Brain

Cacao has many potential health benefits. But did you know that it can help boost your brain? New research shows that cacao can be good for cognitive function (meaning mental processes such as memory, learning, reasoning and attention).

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