170 years of history and tradition

Exploring cocoa in Africa

In 1842, Charles Barry, a true pioneer with a passion for chocolate, set out for Africa to find cocoa beans that would enable him to create his first exceptional chocolate

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The story

Everything started with the founder, Charles Barry's quest. He explored Africa in 1842, looking for the best varieties of cocoa beans for his first real connoisseur's chocolate.

Whether with its first range of rare origin coverture chocolate, with the studied aromatic refinement of its first Plantation Millésime or the launch of its OR NOIR™ Laboratory in 2007 – a service enabling chefs to create their own emblematic chocolate – Cacao Barry® has constantly raised the bar, thus imposing new standards on the chocolate industry.

Cacao Barry® now supplies the most complete range of products to all artisan chocolate enthusiasts throughout the world: chocolates and couvertures, pralines, exclusive origins and plantations, inspiring them and inviting them to try new creative experiences.