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Hiraya Artisan Chocolates

Hiraya Artisan Chocolates


Jona Shares April 16, 2018 Food & Drink

HIRAYA ARTISAN CHOCOLATES Inc. is a Filipino Bean-to-Bar Chocolate maker with a social conscience and an advocate of sustainable practices. Their direct relationship with their farmers ensure that they earn more for their labor, securing them a better quality of life.

HIRAYA is an ancient Filipino word which means “the fruit of one’s hopes, dreams, and aspirations”. It originates from the phrase “Hiraya Manawari,” which generally means “may the wishes of your heart be granted.”

“We believe it to be a fitting name that captures what our products aspire to be — chocolate products that bring joy to people, imparted with all the love, care, and passion from the moment of its creation.

Our main source of cacao beans is located at the scenic highlands of Barangay Malabog. It is more or less 500 meters above sea level and about two hours drive from the main city of Davao.”

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The company sources cacao directly from local farmers and follow sustainable, socially conscious practices, and fair trade principles.

HIRAYA’s Mission and Vision: Our mission is to improve the lives of our cacao farmer communities through direct and fair trade. Our vision is to produce a strong brand of fine quality chocolate and chocolate products.”

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To date, HIRAYA already have one community composed of 58 farmers in Brgy. Malabog, Davao City Social Entrepreneurship. They combine business with do good mentality, contributing to a sense of local identity and supports local economy. A profit oriented company but at its core also tackles and helps provide solutions for social issues.

HIRAYA’s efforts have since provided +200% in income for our community of farmers in Davao.

Here’s some of HIRAYA’s chocolates:

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72% Dark Chocolate Single-Origin Davao (85g)

Flavor Profile: fruity with just a slight hint of bitterness

100% locally sourced ingredients, all-natural, hand harvested cacao

No preservatives, no additives, no artificial flavors, suitable for vegans

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HIRAYA x Kalsada Chocolate Bar with Coffee Nibs (70g)

Flavor Profile: strong and robust coffee notes. Notes of dried cranberries, raisins, and wseet red wine,.

Featuring premium coffee beans sourced from the highlands of Sitio Belis, Benguet Province.

Collaboration with Kalsada Coffee—a social enterprise based in Manila and Seattle that promotes specialty coffee from the Philippines.

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Chicharon: spicy dark chocolate with crunchy pork rinds

The first in its kind: a unique combination of spicy dark chocolate paired with salty and crunchy chicharon. “It opens with our signature dark chocolate, punctuated by salty and crunchy buts of pork rind, and finally finishes with a spicy kick that makes you crave for more!”