Why Coco Polo?
Created on the basis of naturally eliminating added sugars, Coco Polo provides both taste satisfaction and real health enhancing properties
With the Cacao Bean’s massive portfolio of beneficial compounds, Coco Polo is chocolate as it was meant to be created, without any distraction from sugar
Our name reminds us of Marco Polo, with Coco (our love of the cocoa bean) matching up with Polo (representing curiosity and exploration).
In 1995, after being small artisanal makers of chocolates since 1979, our Diabetic dad, our inspiration, pointed out, every body needs the right foods to help maintain health and the right soul foods to feed our spirit. He thought that chocolate without sugars did not taste like real chocolate. We thought that without sugar, it had not lived up to its taste potential. Chocolate was on his list of necessary foods, sugar was not.
In child-like discovery, we set out experimenting with novel newly accessible ingredients to see how to give the same satisfaction as our most admired chocolates of the world, real Couverture quality chocolate. This became our Coco Polo chocolate.
Simple. We love chocolate! This is our way of honoring the cocoa bean without the distraction from sugar, keeping it familiar, comforting, and enjoyable. Our chocolate, maintains its massive portfolio of beneficial compounds, eliminate sugars, then adds in place of sugars, complementary foods dense with nutrition and health benefits.
Our belief is that the elimination of sugars should not result in the reduction of taste expectations. Without sugar, our cocoa bean was free to partner with ingredients with better nutrition, which we chose instead of less costly fillers with zero nutrition, similar to the sugars we left behind.
A Parent and Teacher: Lesson of Humility. Naturally grown foods that are transformed by manufacturing into another form of food have the ability and responsibility to deliver more for you than just less on a Nutrition Label. This goal has taught us to be respectful of the already abundantly rich and nutritious bean of which we have been gifted.
Chocolate Makers: This is our heart. It makes sense to start at the basics of taste and enjoyment and only then make other styles of finished chocolates. This is our evolution with the goal towards whatever healthy options become available.
As it has been said: “A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.” – Francoise Rene Auguste Chateaubriand
We are Dedicated To Great Taste Without Sugar and having fun while we pursue our dreams, to improve high quality chocolate without added sugars to be a taste and lifestyle preference.
Your Coco Polo Chocolate Makers