I love Willie’s Cacao. I love it so much that it makes me want to jump up and down and run around he garden shouting, “Free Willy!” Ok, that was a bit much, but you get the picture. Chocolate in it’s raw form, from a single origin, ready to be used in a million bah-zillion different ways. I am not sure that Willie sells his cacao in the USA yet, but I know that you can get his books here. They are full of recipes using cacao in both sweet and savory ways. I made Willie’s chicken mole one night and the hubs thought he had died and gone to heaven.
We also love Willie’s story. He’s just a guy changing the way we think about chocolate. He bought a cacao farm in South America, and from there his journey to change the way people think about chocolate began. He spent weekend after weekend punting his chocolate to people at the local farmers markets in the UK, begging people to try it. From there he began a revolution of change. As a couple wanting to do the same in the coffee industry, his story makes our hearts beat just a little bit faster.
Here’s a short video where Willie talks about a pet pig that ended up as supper. Willie is an amazing storyteller, but if you have no space in your brain for fact that pigs end up as bacon, you might not want to watch it.