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República del Cacao Taste Test: Ecuador’s Premium Chocolate

Posted in: Ecuador Food, Ecuador Travel

ecuador chocolateImagine our excitement when República del Cacao invited us to taste test their premium chocolate!

All of their product is 100% harvested and produced in Ecuador.

In another video we’ll share the specifics about how to taste chocolate. Needless to say, it wasn’t a hard job.

Here’s our video taste test of República del Cacao’s flavored chocolates.

República del Cacao Taste Test (Video)

For more about República del Cacao, please visit their site.

Watch on YouTube

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Note: We were given a gift pack at no charge. We were not paid, or even asked, to give a positive review. We genuinely loved the product and recommend that visitors try this at least once while in the country.

República del Cacao Taste Test: Varieties

For this taste test, we tried 6 types of chocolate bars and two tins of chocolate coated goodies. The varieties we tasted were:

  1. Rose Petals & Dark Milk Chocolate: 51% Cacao Solids
  2. Dark Milk Chocolate: 52% Cacao Solids
  3. Dark Galapagos Chocolate with Coffee Nibs: 75% Cacao Solids
  4. Banana Chips & Dark Milk Chocolate: 47% Cacao Solids
  5. Hot Peppers & Dark Milk Chocolate: 51% Cacao Solids
  6. Golden Berry (Uvilla) & Dark Milk Chocolate: 48% Cacao Solids

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In the two tins, we have some chocolate covered treats:

  1. Coffee Nibs covered in Dark Milk Chocolate
  2. Wild Pineapples covered in Dark Milk Chocolate

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Our Favorite Chocolates

Needless to say, we liked them all. They are, after all, premium Ecuadorian chocolate. 🙂 Here are our favorites from our taste test:

  • Dena’s favorite: Rose Petals & Dark Milk Chocolate
  • My favorite: Dark Galapagos Chocolate with Coffee Nibs
  • My Biggest Surprise: Banana Chips & Dark Milk Chocolate. I honestly didn’t think I would like this one. But the contrast of the banana chips (crunchy and crispy) with the smooth, rich chocolate made this a real surprise. Now please excuse me while I get some more…

For more about República del Cacao, please visit their site.

Your Turn

Have you tried República del Cacao’s chocolate? What’s your favorite? 

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Meet the Author

Bryan Haines is co-editor of GringosAbroad - Ecuador's largest blog for expats and travelers. He is a travel blogger and content marketer. He is also co-founder of ClickLikeThis (GoPro tutorial blog) and Storyteller Media (content marketing for travel brands). Work with GringosAbroad.

19 comments… add one
  • Simon Kendrick Jun 11, 2018, 1:00 pm

    If ever you are in Quito give me a shout, our products are currently in Quito and parts of Canada, but we are looking to explore the US and European markets soon New to the chocolate world Choco Soleil Dark Chocolate 65% cacao Discs for more information check out

  • eduardo Jan 27, 2015, 12:58 pm


    Donde los puedo comprar en Lima, Perú.
    El choclolate DARK MILK con aji deshidratado es maravilloso.



  • Grant Oxner Dec 16, 2014, 12:35 pm

    Our favorite is the Coffee Nibs variety. Picked up several flavours/varieties on our way home through Guayaquil last month. Delicious!

  • Sandy Phillips Dec 16, 2014, 2:21 am

    I liked the video very much. It wasn’t easy to get to seeing the website and ordering the chocolate for my own taste test.

    • Bryan Haines Dec 16, 2014, 7:49 am

      No, they don’t sell online. You can only get their chocolate here in Ecuador, Peru and Colombia.

      They have stores here:

      • LIMA, PERU
      • CUSCO, PERU
      • COLOMBIA
      • Sandy Dec 16, 2014, 8:45 am

        In that case my taste test will have to wait until April when I come for my Galapagos vacation. Your video was very personable One more thing put on my to do list.

      • Bob Crunkleton Jul 15, 2016, 7:11 pm

        Would love to introduce this product to the U. S market. Please reply.
        Best Regards,
        Bob Crunkleton

  • Jack Benguerel Dec 15, 2014, 2:23 pm

    Susan, my wife and I really enjoyed the video. It was enjoyable to see the the reactions “live” as you tried the chocolate. Keep up the good work!

  • Eric Lutz Dec 14, 2014, 6:53 pm

    Enjoyed you video on chocolate < i think the I think this video chapter is a good thing to add to your blog. If you can get some real interesting items . your next move is to approach some big TV companies in Canada and the USA they may pay big bucks for these videos to show on part of their show. Thank you again.

  • Frank B Dec 14, 2014, 2:22 pm

    Hello Bryan,

    Thank you very interesting article. Please keep up the great work. We enjoy your posts.

  • Richard Dec 14, 2014, 10:30 am

    It would be nice to see more high quality videos like this one on what life in Ecuador is like. Thanks…

  • Bill Fox Dec 14, 2014, 8:22 am

    here is my opinion, videos should be optional, I would rather read than watch, every time now when you click on a story now at CNN you get a video, preceded by an advert, I never watch the video,

    • Bryan Haines Dec 14, 2014, 5:29 pm

      I agree that they should be optional. We put a summary of the video content in the post itself. There are some things that are captured on video that text just can’t.

  • Trudy Dec 14, 2014, 8:08 am

    Liked the video. I’ve never tried their chocolate because it is a little expensive, but we do have a favorite chocolate that we do buy regularly. And I would have to agree that I’ve never tasted better coffee or chocolate than what we have in Ecuador.

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