Ah Cacao products can be purchased in several physical stores. Please review the section Where to buy. Please note, not all Ah Cacao products are available at all locations. Please contact the stores closest to you to see if they have the products you're interested in. 

There are many different varieties of cacao beans, characterized by differences in appearance and flavor. The criollo varieties of cacao are those cultivated by the Maya in pre-hispanic Mexico and considered to be the "fine flavor" varieties. Today criollo varieties of cacao represent only about 5% of the world's production due to their susceptibility to disease. Ah Cacao uses mainly criollo-type beans as their milder, less bitter, flavor means we can use less or no sugar in our products.

Most of the cacao grown commercially today are "forastero" varieties grown in Africa (in plantations established by Europeans after cacao's discovery in Mexico and South America). These trees are much more resistant to disease but their beans have a much stronger, bitter taste, requiring the use of more sugar and or milk to soften the bitter flavor.