FAQs

What does Madécasse mean/where does the name come from?

Madécasse (Mah-day-kas) is an old French word for Madagascar.

What is heirloom cocoa?

It is some of earth’s original genetic variety of cocoa that has remained untouched for hundreds of years and is found in only a few places in the world. The Madagascar climate and soil/terroir contribute to a very flavorful and fruity tasting bar of chocolate.

What does cocoa percentage refer to?

The percentage by weight of all the ingredients derived from cocoa within a bar. For us, since we use the whole bean, this means not just the cocoa liquor, but the cocoa solids and cocoa butter.

Are you certified as organic?

We have two bars that are USDA certified organic – Mint Crunch and 92% Dark. The rest of our bars are made using certified organic cocoa, but we do not have that on the label.

Are your chocolate bars Non-GMO?

Our bars are made with No GMOs.

Are your products nut-free?

No. None of our bars contain nuts except for our Salted Almond bar, but we cannot guarantee that we are nut free because our products are made in a factory that uses nuts.

Are your products vegan?

All of our dark chocolate and vanilla products are vegan, but we do process our chocolate on a line that could contain traces of milk. Our bars are suitable for lifestyle vegans, but not for those with dairy allergies.

Are your products gluten free?

Our products are free of gluten.

What is sunflower lecithin?

Sunflower Lecithin is an emulsifier, which stabilizes the bar and creates a smoother mouth-feel.

Is the bar sugar-free?

No, but our bars use less sugar than most to preserve the high quality and taste of our cocoa. The higher the percentage of cocoa, the lower the amount of sugar.

What is “Bean-to-bar”?

Bean-to-bar is a term we use to refer to the fact that we produce the entire bar, from harvest to package. We do not purchase couverture discs or blocks of chocolate that are then melted into our bars like most large scale chocolate producers.

What is the alcohol in your vanilla extract made from?

We use corn alcohol in our vanilla extract.

What is Madécasse’s international shipping policy?

At the moment we are unable to ship individual web orders outside of the United States.

Are you hiring?

We are always looking for great talent. You can send your resume to info@madecasse.com and let her know what type of role you are looking for.