AUTORE is a small family company based in San Marco dei Cavoti in the heart of the Campania hills in Southern Italy where, for generations, people have dedicated their lives to the fine art of chocolate making. Some of the original recipes can be traced back to 100 B.C. when a block of sugar, almonds and hazelnuts, the original nougat, went under the name of “cupedia”, a term used to describe gluttony for fine or delicate foods! It was marketed in Ancient Rome and noted by Roman poets.
This month Theo Chocolate, in partnership with Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), is proud to launch its first ever series of chocolate bars made entirely from Congolese cocoa. The bars are available online, and will be available at Whole Foods stores nationwide starting later this month for $4.99 (US).