WE'RE RESCUING AND RE-IMAGINING THE CACAO-FRUIT
Europeans have been importing the seeds of the cacao-fruit since the 1500s; transforming them into chocolate. But the seeds are just a 1/4 of the fruit – the rest is underutilized or simply wasted. That’s wasted deliciousness, wasted nutrition and wasted opportunity for farming communities to thrive and prosper. We’ve made it our mission to do something about it.
MILLIONS OF TONS OF CACAO-FRUIT ARE WASTED
Every year, farmers around the globe harvest 14 million tons* of cacao fruit, but millions of tons are wasted. This is because it’s only the cacao seeds (about 25% of the fruit) that get made into chocolate. About 75% of the fruit is often underutilized or simply wasted.
* That’s after water removal.
WE ARE ALREADY DOING BETTER
By using the seeds and the pulp we’re already using more of the cacao-fruit - and there is so much more to be discovered.
WE WANT TO USE MORE OF THE CACAO-FRUIT
Whether it’s to make delicious and nutritious products or sustainable packaging, our ambition is to use more of the cacao-fruit.
GOOD FOR PEOPLE
Power Up Plant-Based Nutrition
Plant-based eating is on the rise as people seek to eat foods that support their personal and planetary health. The cacao-fruit has many important vitamins and minerals, the more we study what it can do and how we can use the fruit, the more choices we can create.
KIND TO THE PLANET
We’re using more of the fruit, wasting less and exploring new sustainable packaging solutions.
Reduce Cacao-fruit Waste
We aim to rescue as much of the cacao fruit as we can from the millions of tons being underutilized and reimagine how we can use it to create nutritious snacks people know are also doing good for the planet.
Achieve Zero Waste with Pantapå
As we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in our world of snacking, achieving zero waste is an important goal. We’ve teamed up with Pantapå, an app that helps you recycle our packaging.
Download the app and you can recycle our packaging at selected locations near you. As a bonus, you’ll also be sent rewards straight to your phone.
Our Packaging Ambitions
The cacao-fruit does more than deliver great taste and important nutrition. Because a key foundation of our mission is to be kind to the planet, we will be exploring options like leveraging unused parts of the fruit (such as the husk in the shell) in our packaging and using recyclable transparent papers, to ensure what is on the outside of our CaPao products is treated with as much care as the inside.
OUR PLANT-POWERED SNACKS
Designed to be the perfect kick-start for your day, we’ve created four unique plant-powered snacks using the delicious juice from cacao-fruit pulp, with added goodies like nuts and seeds.
CACAO-FRUIT SMOOTHIE BALLS
Naturally sweet and packed with fiber, protein and vitamins. Coated in nuts and seeds for extra crunch, cacao-fruit smoothie balls are an exciting on-the-go snack for your morning.
Chewy bite sized pieces of zesty and naturally sweet cacao-fruit, packed with a nut and seed crunch. Grazable goodness throughout the morning.
CACAO-FRUIT & NUT SMOOTHIE
Start your day with our cacao-fruit smoothie that packs a zesty burst of cacao fruit blended smooth with oat milk, crunchy nuts and seeds.
CACAO-FRUIT MOCHI PODS
A Japanese-inspired snack with a soft and mellow outer layer of rice and nuts encasing a naturally sweet and zesty cacao-fruit compote center. Tasty pods to power up your morning.