THE WORLD'S RAREST AND MOST HISTORICAL CACAO
Archeologists have traced the origins of the cacao tree to Ecuador, where they found evidence of cacao domestication dating back at least 5,300 years among the Mayo-Chinchipe culture. Nacional cacao traces its genetic lineage back to this part of history.
By the dawn of the 21st century, this famed variety was believed to be extinct. In the valley of Piedra de Plata, we found nine old-growth cacao trees that have been confirmed by DNA tests to be 100% pure Nacional.
Every To'ak bar is produced by hand with cacao coming from the oldest trees from that valley.