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UNLEASHING THE POWER OF CACAO-FRUIT

We are excited about the opportunity to bring more of the cacao-fruit experience to the world. Here’s why…

 
 
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THERE’S MORE TO CACAO

The cacao-fruit is grown in the tropical regions of the world.  While those who live or visit there may have enjoyed it, most people haven’t had the full experience because only a sliver of the cacao-fruit makes its way into our lives in the form of cocoa and chocolate.

 
 
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UNIQUE TASTE & TEXTURE

The complexity of the cacao-fruit lends itself to culinary discovery and exploration. We’ve started by using the naturally sweet and zesty pulp to create delicious plant-powered snacks and can’t wait to use other parts of the fruit to create a portfolio of unique products.

 
 

POWERFUL NUTRITION

Cacao-fruit contains important minerals such as magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium, fiber, many essential B vitamins and is also full of antioxidants and polyphenols. We want to unlock these benefits and this will be an important and exciting part of our journey.

 
 

BRINGING CACAO-FRUIT TO THE WORLD

Starting by taking the juice from the cacao pulp and combining it with other plant-forward goodies like seeds and nuts, we’ve created four unique products designed to kick-start your day with quality, delicious nourishment.

 
 
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GOOD FOR FARMERS, KIND TO THE PLANET

We’re on a mission to rescue and re-imagine the cacao-fruit to create a completely new category of plant-powered snacks. By using more of the fruit, less is wasted and farming communities can thrive and prosper.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meet the TEAM 

 
 
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Hello, we’re the CaPao founders. We’re a small but mighty and highly passionate team within SnackFutures innovation and venture hub, created by Mondelez International, a world leader in snacking.

Our mission is to create snacks that are good for people, kind to the planet and deliciously fun. When we discovered that most of the cacao-fruit is often used for non-food purposes or simply wasted, we became obsessed with how we could unlock its full potential and create a unique snacking experience.

We studied its heritage all the way back to when Mayans used the cacao beans for currency. We learned about its powerful nutrition profile. And when we tasted it, wow, we fell head over heels in love with it.

Our obsession turned into an opportunity. With the introduction of CaPao, we are on our way to create cacao-fruit snacks that do justice to the fruit. We hope you will follow our journey to unlock more of the cacao-fruit, create plant-powered snacks and be part of our mission to support a healthier population, planet and farming communities.

Emanuel, Barbara, Paul, Rimi, Tom
Team CaPao