White cacao beans? ”in the Marañón Canyon all the pods have white and dark beans even when my family arrived in the 1870’s.” said Don Fortunato. Those words in late 2007 began our family chocolate journey for Dan Pearson, Adam Pearson and Brian Horsley. The USDA tests revealed the beans as Pure Nacional, thought destroyed by diseases 100 years ago in Ecuador.

Branded “”Fortunato No. 4” Chocolatiers in 14 countries utilize our Felchlin made couverture, in 1879 conches. Brianded “ Marañón” Bean to Bars clients in 23 countires make their chocolate with our Pure Nacional” cacao.