Cardenas Heritage

Cardenas Heritage

£150.00

From the 17th century to 1920, cacao barons established cacao haciendas all over Ecuador, including in Manabi, the region from which Cardenas Chocolates are sourced.

Cacao has thrived along the fertile banks of the Chone river for generations. Life was good for people of this part of Ecuador until the Witches broom disease decimated most of the cacao plantations in 1920.

Today it is finally time to bring back the glory of these magnificent cacao trees that still exude the aromas of an age gone by, a reminder of the heritage, history and beauty of this region.