ChocoVivo’s Mayan Tradition

ChocoVivo’s bean-to-bar alchemist Patricia Tsai makes incredible chocolate using a stone-grinding method inspired by Mayan and Aztec cacao craftsmanship, incorporating whole spices with roasted beans in bold flavor combinations. Unlike many modern chocolates that are refined, conched, and tempered to get that glossy-smooth texture, ChocoVivo’s rustic process preserves all of the health benefits, flavor nuances, and natural complexity of Patricia’s ingredients. This spiced chocolate ice cream combines cacao nibs, California almonds, Ceylon cinnamon sticks, three kinds of chiles, and a touch of salt for a deliciously balanced and warming delight.