According to Mayan mythology, Ixcacao was the goddess of Chocolate, Fertility and Abundance. She was also known as the "Queen of Love and Pleasure." At Ixcacao™, we strive to bring our customers the best in each and every one of our products. We use only the finest cacao, the freshest nuts, and the purest oils and natural flavors in all of our chocolate.
From solid chocolate bars to our Mayan Sipping Chocolate™, each and every product that carries our name is handmade and hand-packaged, right here in Antigua, Guatemala, in the Western Highlands of the Mayan Empire. We've been doing things this way since the very beginning, 27 years ago. While our equipment and selection may have changed, our mission has remained the same: to create the best chocolate available. We recommend you compare it to any other and decide for yourself!
Ixcacao is one of few chocolate companies in the world whose chocolate is made in the same region in which the cacao is grown. This gives our chocolate unrivaled quality, freshness and flavor. From the tree to our workshop, the cacao that goes into Ixcacao chocolate is handled with the highest standard of care. For this reason, we know that you'll taste the difference from the very first bite.
In addition to being processed near it's source, our chocolate is made and packaged by a practiced hand, batch by batch, bar by bar. With all of the care and attention that goes into our products, it's easy to see why chocolate lovers fall in love with Ixcacao chocolate.
At Ixcacao, our goal is that every person invloved in the process of growing, harvesting, transporting, and making our chocolate is paid and treated fairly. 10% of profits are donated to non-profit organizations that support local Mayan health, education, and sustainalbe alternative income generation programs. We ensure that there is no child labor on the farms where our cacao is harvested
Ak' Tenamit is a grass roots, Maya organization dedicated to improving health, education, and family incomes in eastern Guatemala.
Ak’ Tenamit provides basic healthcare to approximately 6,000 people in 35 Q’eqchi Maya villages.
It gives more than 500 students a practical, vocational education at the Fr. Tom Moran Center, a jungle boarding school campus, where the national curriculum has been adapted to the students’ indigenous culture and rural reality.
It catalyzes grass-roots development and helps village handicraft cooperatives to sell their wares at fair-trade prices, which provides vital income extremely poor families.
It promotes gender equity, cultural pride, community solutions, environmental sustainability and the empowerment of youth.
Find out more here.