I began visiting Rosemary to develop a neighborly relationship, but when I discovered what she was stirring up in her chocolate factory, my visits became more focused. I sampled cakes, brownies, chocolate bars, dark chocolate kisses, decorated chocolate thin crisps, and the best cacao powder I’ve ever sampled – I began fantasizing about moving into Rosemary’s empty bodega. Because you see, to get to Rosemary’s house, one has to cross a narrow swing bridge across the Quebradas River — and it’s scary as heck!
Back to Chocoprisma…. Rosemary founded this not-for-profit business ten years ago in conjunction with its British counterpart Prisma Foundation with a mission of helping the indigenous community by buying their cacao at fair market prices, and even returning 5% of the sale price of the finished chocolate to the Ngobe of the Zona Sur.
Chocoprisma Chocolate is 100% natural and 100% Costa Rican. For my money, their chocolates make the perfect holiday gifts: natural, local, exotic, beautifully packaged, and the proceeds go towards a wonderful cause of supporting the Ngobe Indians.
Want to find these wonderful goodies near you?
In San Jose : In San Isidro:
Sabores Valley Coffee
U of Cr Food Factory La Terraza, Hotel Chirripo
Panaderia Trigo y Miel CoopeAgri Food Market
Plaza de La Cultura Trincheras
Best Way to Get These Gems: www.prismafoundation.com 506.2737.0393