Sunday, July 3, 2011
Dagoba: The Art of Chocolate Alchemy
Hershey's candies extend beyond their well-known brands. Acquired and now owned by Hershey's but marketed as separate entities are Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts and Dagoba Organic Chocolate. Mauna Loa candies are sold on a very limited basis on the U.S. mainland to preserve the market it has built in Hawaii. However while visiting the Hershey's Times Square store today, I came across their Dagoba line of specialty chocolate bars.
Dagoba's founders regard chocolate as a sacred food and wanted to impart that in the name. Dagoba is taken from the Sinhalese (the main language for most Sri Lankans) word for stupa which is sacred structure containing Buddhist relics. The manufacturers of this high-quality organic chocolate produce the brand in a manner that is responsible to the environment. Visit dagobachocolate.com for more information. Other Dagoba products include drinking chocolate and baking products. Dagoba is sold online and in specialty grocers, natural stores and fine-chocolate retailers.