Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1.     What is cacaofruit?

Cacaofruit is an amazing Wonderfruit rich in nutrients and taste. What most people don’t realize is that cacaofruit contains the beans that give us chocolate, and once the cocoa beans are extracted to make chocolate, the rest of the fruit (about 70% ) - the pulp and husk, which are also nutritious – are underutilized or discarded outright.

2.     Where does cacaofruit come from?

Cacao pods are grown on trees in tropical climates near the equator including Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Ecuador and Brazil.

3.     How should I eat/use a Cacaofruit Bite?

Well, that’s really up to you! CaPao Snacks can be enjoyed on their own, on top of yogurt or cereal or tossed into a smoothie for added taste and texture. We’re actually looking forward to hearing from people how they find Cacaofruit Bites best fit into their routines.

4.     Are CaPao Snacks Non-GMO?

Yes, they are!

5.     Are CaPao Snacks Vegan friendly?

Yes, we love plants, and the planet, so all varieties are vegan friendly.

6.     Are CaPao Snacks Gluten Free?

They sure are!

7.     Do CaPao Snacks contain any artificial ingredients?

Nope. You won’t find any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives in these delicious snacks.

8.     Is your packaging fully recyclable?

Of course, we love the planet! We’ve also partnered with Bower (previously know as PantaPå), an app that helps you identify recycling stations nearest you and gives you a credit for each CaPao purchase. Click here for more information on how it works (https://en.getbower.com/)

9.  Where can I find CaPao Snacks?

Check out our Products section to buy online or go to Find CaPao for a map of stores locations.

10.  Are Cacaofruit Bites the same as Smoothie Balls?

Yes! We decided to change the name of our Smoothie Balls to Cacaofruit Bites. The name may have changed but rest assured the product is the same!

11. What does cacaofruit taste like?

Cacaofruit is made up of many parts which gives it a uniquely complex taste profile. The white juicy pulp has a zesty, sweet and tangy taste that has hints of honey, lychees and mango, while the rest of the fruit, including the beans and husk have more of an earthy, nutty taste.

12. What does Upcycled mean?

Upcycled foods use ingredients that otherwise would not have gone to human consumption, are procured and produced using verifiable supply chains, and have a positive impact on the environment. That includes imperfect produce, produce close to expiration, excess crop yields or manufacturing biproducts that are perfectly edible but end up in places like incinerators, as animal feed, or in landfill. By avoiding these destinations, upcycled food makes better use of the energy expended in growing, transporting, and preparing that food by reducing food waste, greenhouse gas emissions and providing farmers with more revenue for their crops.

Learn more at upcycledfood.org

13. Do you still sell Cacaofruit Bites Apricot, Plant Protein and Golden Berries flavor?

We no longer produce the Apricot, Plant Protein and Golden Berries flavor, but if you liked it we suggest trying the Golden Berry Apricot Chia flavor! Find it here: 


14. What does Upcycled Certified mean?

The Upcycled Certification Program is the world’s first third-party certification program for upcycled food ingredients and products. The flagship of the Program is the on-package mark, which helps retailers feature upcycled products on shelf, and indicates to consumers which products are upcycled certified, providing the opportunity to prevent food waste with every purchase. Developed by the Upcycled Food Association, the mark highlights upcycled ingredients and products procured and produced with surplus food or food by-products from manufacturing, that use verifiable supply chains and have a positive impact on the environment. Find out more here www.upcycledfood.org/certification

15. Do you still sell CaPao Quinoa Squares?

Do you still sell CaPao Quinoa Squares?CaPao Quinoa Squares were a limited edition launch.  We hope to bring them back as a permanent item in 2023!