Mood Foods - the creator of Ombar - was started in 2007 by three friends who could see the potential for a healthier chocolate bar.
Our journey began two years earlier, when Richard, co-founder and fearless leader, was inspired to experiment with raw cacao in his Cambridge kitchen.
Amazed by the superfood and energetic qualities of this powerful ingredient, he took the first step to sharing his handmade creations with the world.
The seeds for a deliciously decadent new chocolate had been planted.
One fortuitous meeting over goji berries and two years later, Richard teamed up with friends Jim and Mike. Together, they brought the taste and goodness of antioxidant-rich raw chocolate to a market ready for something new. Mood Foods had arrived!
From our early days in Richard’s kitchen (complete with a steadily-growing production line), our first raw chocolate bars found their way into local shops - and we never looked back. While we wished Mike farewell to start a new life in Hawaii, Amanda, Richard’s partner, joined the team full-time. As trade shows and wholesalers beckoned, it wasn’t long before we found our first international distributor, all the way over in Finland.
There was just one final ingredient missing. So in a nod to our founders’love of meditation and yoga, our indulgent raw chocolate became Ombar.
By 2012 our long days and tireless efforts had paid off - we couldn’t make enough chocolate to satisfy demand! So we finally packed up from Richard’s kitchen, and moved to our dedicated factory in Cambridge. Fully equipped for production, we saw our sales fly.
Since then, we’ve overcome challenges and learned along the way. We’ve continued to improve our production processes, grown our team to 15, and have just moved to an even bigger factory. Now in our tenth year, we couldn’t be more thrilled.
At Ombar, we’re so proud to pioneer the chocolate you can feel good about.