Auro Chocolate (also known as Filipinas Oro de Cacao, Inc.) is a PEZA-registered chocolate company in the Philippines.
Our journey began in 2010 when we started searching for cacao in the Philippines. We met a lot of eager farmers along the way who were instrumental in helping us find what we were looking for. After further exploration, we ended up in the heart of Davao where we stumbled upon Criollo Porcelana, the rarest cacao variety. However, since Criollo had long been abandoned, we need to restore, refine and polish this forgotten treasure so that it may once again be transformed into gold.
Auro Chocolate was thus born out of our passion for chocolate and desire to help. We are setting up a state-of-the-art facility and building lasting partnerships with farmer cooperatives so that together we can create the finest Filipino chocolate that truly reflects the skill and craftsmanship of everyone involved.
We are taking the “bean-to-bar” concept further by being directly involved in every step of the process: from incentivising cacao farmers to grow the best beans to perfecting the art and science of chocolate-making. We start with the seed, not simply the bean. Through this, we hope to create delicately crafted products that contribute towards the ethical and sustainable development of an industry with a long history of exploitation.