Bar Cacao Launches Online Craft Chocolate Marketplace With “Meet Your Maker” Happy Hour Series in June


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After nearly a decade of partnership with a curated roster of award-winning chocolate makers, top specialty retailers and enthusiastic chocolate lovers, Bar Cacao brings this collective passion and wisdom online in creating a new supportive retail outlet for all. Bar Cacao’s website now features a Makers Marketplace, a Retailers Marketplace, an Event Calendar, and Choco-Lit resources. These features help support chocolate makers, retailers, and lovers in completing the new craft chocolate supply chain by consuming craft chocolate.

Bar Cacao will be promoting the launch of its chocolate marketplace with a series of Meet Your Maker online tasting events with partners Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate, Fruition Chocolate, and Ritual Chocolate. Each Thursday evening in June, a Bar Cacao chocolate-making partner will join Founder Jessica Ferraro in an online happy hour open to all.

Bar Cacao Featured Makers in June
L/R – Bryan and Dahlia Graham, Deanna and Adam Dick, Robbie Stout and Anna Davies, taken at the January 2016 Good Food Awards ceremony. Download for use.©Bar Cacao

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Bar Cacao’s Makers Marketplace features curated award-winning chocolate-making partners, with profiles, recommendations and special savings, channeling sales directly to chocolate makers. Bar Cacao is proud to have chosen each chocolate-making partner for its business and social integrity, outstanding quality, and growth potential so retailers and consumers can enjoy exploring new makers with clarity and confidence. Exclusive savings seal a positive deal for all.

Bar Cacao’s Retailers Marketplace features targeted specialty grocers who partner with Bar Cacao in supporting curated craft chocolate programs. Retailer profiles, shipping and delivery options, special offers and recommendations allow shoppers to add a fine selection of craft chocolate to their baskets while shopping for specialty groceries in person or online.

Bar Cacao’s Events page features the June Meet Your Maker Happy Hour series and more, including annual events for chocolate lovers and industry professionals alike. The goal here and throughout the new website is to connect with and advocate for the new craft chocolate supply chain through exploring and enjoying it together.

Bar Cacao Tasting Guide with Chocolate Selections from Fruition and Ritual
Bar Cacao Tasting Guide with Chocolate Selections from Fruition Chocolate Works and Ritual Chocolate. Download for use.©Bar Cacao

About Bar Cacao

After honing her knowledge base for many years, Jessica Ferraro founded Bar Cacao in 2011 to help drive the craft chocolate movement in a positive direction. Her curated, informative approach connects chocolate lovers, specialty retailers and some of the world’s finest craft chocolate makers. She develops and supports craft chocolate programs for top specialty grocers in Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay area, leads Meet Your Maker and Chocolate Happy Hour events to educate and delight chocolate lovers and supports chocolate makers in developing and executing industry standards and best practices for specialty grocery. She has regularly judged for the International Chocolate Awards, Good Food Awards and The Chocolate Salon, and she shares her cacao-related travels through Venezuela, Ecuador, Belize, France and beyond through her blog and social media.

Bar Cacao Curated Craft Chocolate logo
Bar Cacao logo – Download for use.©Bar Cacao

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