A Family-Owned Cacao Powder Company
Our story began in 2010 with a trip to a remote place "El Rubio" in Dominican Republic. My great-grandmother, 101 year old at the time, took me to her kitchen and reintroduced me to raw cacao powder made from organic beans to make me feel better and live longer.
Packed with superfood nutrition and energy booster antioxidants, this cacao powder food gave me the energy to live each day to the fullest. Before long, I had enough energy to climb a mountain and a message to spread once I got there.
This raw cacao powder has improved my life…because it did wonders for my body and mind, I wanted to share them with the world! So, after three decades of family tradition of consuming this wonderful food, in 2017, my wife Karla and I, incorporated Bondado LLC in Florida to bring genuine raw cacao powder to the USA.
Today, we are proud to bring you Bondado Cacao Powder, the highest physical and chemical composition standards to create the world's finest and healthiest raw cacao powder available today. It provides the highest ORAC and total polyphenols and flavanols (including procyanidins) of any form of alkali-processed “dutched”cacao powder available in the USA market today.
Feel Better, Live Longer.
Dr. Max Arocha (bondado™ Founder)
Cacao color doesn’t look like much, but even slight processing like alkali-processed “dutched”cacao powder significantly destroys the antioxidants content. Light brown raw cacao powder with a pH of about 5.3 has the highest ORAC and total polyphenols and flavanols (including procyanidins).
bondado™ came from the world "bondad" which means "goodness""the best part of cacao; the essence of cacao; the strength of cacao"
bondado™ means the "goodness" of cacao powder containing the special qualities, such as the taste and flavanols that comes from raw cacao beans.
bondado™ is about more than just creating healthy raw cacao powder for your family! bondado™ was born; in essence, to provide chocolate lovers with a unique and raw taste experience, taking away the pesticide and GMOs (Genetically modified organisms) risks that come with over the vast majority of the world's traditional chocolate (non-organic).
Our vision doesn’t stop within the borders of marking 100% raw cacao powder from organic beans. At bondado™ we are working to give dark chocolate lovers the ultimate raw cacao powder physical and chemical characteristic for the ultimate superfood antioxidants content and ideal aroma experience.
“The source of our Dominican Republic
cacao beans USDA organic certified is all about pure dark chocolate flavor and freshness! "
- Dominican Republic - bondado quality team -
bondado corporate profile
CACAO POWDER IS OUR PASSION
Bondado, LLC is a Florida based private family own company. It comprised of quality control and high capacity wholesale sites in Dominican Republic. Our packaging and retail distribution sites are located in USA.
We are committed to Fair Trade certification to share the welfare we create throughout the chain of custody. So we walk the cacao farms and make direct connections with phenomenal and hard working farmers who grow and harvest exceptional organic cacao beans.
The only source of our raw cacao powder is Dominican Republic which rank the number one exporter of Fair Trade organic cacao beans in the world leading the charge in environmentally sustainable production.
The ideal physical and chemical characteristics of our raw cacao powder such as the acidity (pH of 5.3) and fineness of 75 microns (μm) are certified by International Office of Cocoa, Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery (IOCCC) &
Association of Official Analytical Chemistry (AOAC)
.“In terms of taste, raw cacao powder gives dark chocolate a richer, "more chocolaty" flavor because of the way the organic cocoa beans are grown”
- bondado Master Chocolatier -
Hand-selected cacao beans
bondado cocoa powder
truffle that is made from organic cacao powder contains a feel-good chemical called anandamide
Better beans makes better cacao powder
Farms with cleaner air, rain water, rich soil and farmers who love what they do, make for a great cacao powder. The pursuit of these components are essential to who we are. Bondado pursues that experience every day to our domestic and international customers.
When you taste dark chocolate that contains raw cacao powder, it takes you by surprise first, but then you don't want to let go.
Letting chocolate dissolve slowly in your mouth produces as big increase in brain activity and heart rate as a passionate kiss—but the effects of the chocolate with pure raw cacao powder last four times longer!
Although there are several hundred different chemicals in our typical slab, a handful of them seem to be more important than others in making dark chocolate taste so good. Among the most important are stimulants including theobromine, phenylethylamine.
A truffle that is made from raw cacao powder contains a feel-good chemical called anandamide, which is found naturally in the brain, and is similar to another one called anandamide THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Normally anandamide is broken down quite quickly after it is produced, but some biochemists believe the anandamide in chocolate makes the natural anandamide in our brain persist for longer—in other words, giving us a longer-lasting "chocolate high."
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