The Chocolatiers of The Mekong Delta

Exploring the past and future of Vietnamese chocolate The Vietnamese have a saying: Phi cua Troi, muoi doi chang co, meaning “Waste what God gives you and the next ten generations will go without.” Likely no one has mastered the art of multi-purposing quite like the humble people of the Mekong Delta where absolutely nothing goes to waste. In a small riverside workshop … Read more

Bean to Bar

The rich history of Vietnamese chocolate In its 4,000 year history, it’s been used as currency and tribute. It’s been drunk as an alcoholic beverage and a bitter foamy elixir in gold cups by Mayan elites. It’s been presented as an offering at the funerals of noblemen and played a part in ancient New World religious rituals. It’s spawned saints and … Read more