Chocolate company Yes Cacao is one of the latest companies that blue horizon has chosen to add to its investment portfolio this month. We need to rethink the way we make and consume chocolate – and Yes Cacao is doing just that.
Cacao is the primary ingredient found in some popular sweets: including brownies, candies, and fudge, just to name a few. Cacao is also often touted as a health food, rich in antioxidants and other nutrients to help keep your body healthy and mind sharp. But not just any chocolate bar contains all these nutrients. Yes Cacao takes this concept of cacao as a health food and has created three flavors meant to nurture the mind, body, and spirit.
The company uses chocolate as a nutrient delivery system, combining wild cacao with a blend of different herbs, flowers, and other ingredients to give you energy or calm your mind. The cacao that Yes Cacao uses is sourced from the wild by a team of 450 harvesters, so no destructive farms or plantations are required to produce the cacao. On top of that, all their chocolate is vegan, so no animals are harmed in the process, either.
Justin Polgar, co-founder and CEO, says: “We are thrilled to be a part of the diverse network of plant based food revolutionaries that blue horizon is supporting. This investment is helping Yes Cacao build our team and expand our product line. blue horizon’s mission to assist in the shift toward a sustainable global food market is totally in line with our desire to transform how chocolate is consumed. It’s a win-win all around. Plus,” he adds, “as American chocolate makers, it’s extra exciting to have Swiss backing!”
Roger Lienhard, Founder and CEO of blue horizon, comments: “We at blue horizon believe that a plant-based diet is healthful for both people and the planet. Yes Cacao’s line of botanical chocolate not only stimulates the taste buds but also serves a nutritional purpose, nourishing both mind and body. We look forward to seeing what Yes Cacao rolls out in the future.”
About blue horizon
blue horizon was founded in 2015 with the vision that profit-oriented strategies and the common good can be united. blue horizon is a global, mission-driven private sector investment firm focused on scalable ventures that accelerates the global transition towards sustainable food and agriculture. In 2016, the blue horizon Foundation was started to support the transformation of farms from animal factories to sustainable plant production facilities.
About Yes Cacao
YES Cacao is a functional chocolate company powered by botanicals. It’s the best of both worlds—great taste and better health, blending delicious wild-harvested chocolate with function-specific botanical formulas, and the feeling of “YES!” All products are organic, vegan, gluten free, soy free, and with no refined sugars.