PH cacao-inspired Kasama Chocolate opens Vancouver shop
VANCOUVER, BC – Kasama Chocolate, a “bean-to-bar” chocolate brand has set up a workshop and retail store on Granville Island, a cultural hub for artists and artisans.
Kasama Chocolate makes bars and truffles, using seasonal and local ingredients like Sons of Vancouver Distillery amaretto, EastVan Bees honey and marmalade from Le Meadow’s Pantry.
Friends Vincent Garcia, Stefan Klopp, Oliver Koth-Kappus and Dominik Voser discovered in 2015 that cacao beans were growing on a small property in the Philippines owned by Garcia’s family, they went into business a year later, trying out recipes and selling their products at fairs and farmers’ markets.
Kasama Chocolate is now at #2-1244 Cartwright Street, and will be open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.