The magic that happens when love guides the heart's intentions
Elissa Verdillo always had a love for the powers of cacao and plant-based medicine. She spent many years immersing herself in the study of cacao and other sacred plants in Mexico and is delighted to now have the pleasure of offering her knowledge and love gained through this experience to the people of the world. The form that this love has taken, is a chocolate that simply touches peoples souls.
Elissa Verdillo has been making chocolate for 16 years, and learned her craft through her time spent in Central America and Southern Mexico and her vision is always evolving each day. Steeped in the traditions and culture of the original chocolatiers, the Maya, Elissa saw that bringing back the ancent ways of the ancestors was a must instead of using sugar cane. She realized that the union of cacao and honey, while unique in the world of commercially produced chocolates, was one of the original combinations used by the Maya for thousands of years. The native stingless honey bee, "Melipona" reminded Elissa that the natural instincts that we carry within us can be used to navigate us along our way, and keep us on our path. When her first born daughter Solstice was 6 months wise her first word was spoken “Cacao”, and Elissa knew it was destined to create the "Cacao Cocoon". About this experience, Elissa says, "We are all Messengers if we just listen closely."