press & awards
Madécasse Chocolate Named “2012 Leader of Change”
New York, Nov 12, 2012 – Madécasse Chocolate Company was honored last Friday at the 3rd Annual Global Conference for Social Change. The award, given to corporations and individuals that have a proven business case for solving environmental problems, means to exemplify that innovation and leadership are key to driving sustainable profitability.
Madécasse Discovers "Extinct" Chocolate
Pure Ancient Criollo, a once-thought extinct species of cacao, as well as other pure and extremely rare varieties of cacao, have been “rediscovered” by Madécasse Chocolate Company in remote northwest Madagascar along the region’s original forest cover.
"We are LOVING this chocolate!" - Chassie Post, Lifestyle Editor w/ Gilt Taste, with Kathy Lee and Hoda.
"Madagascar can make high-quality goods... don't count Africa out."
"Real Men love chocolate, too.... Our top pick: the Madécasse Milk Chocolate bar.... We dug the taste bud-popping Pink Pepper & Citrus."
"Madécasse's product is no run-of-the-mill chocolate bar"
The Country's Best Small-Batch, Bean-To-Bar Makers.
May 2011 - An Insider's Guide to the American Chocolate Renaissance.
Named one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World for "building a chocolate company in one of the poorest countries in the world."
March, 2011 - 50 Most Innovative Companies
“Madécasse is redefining chocolate production ...creating a real Madagascar chocolate and a sustainable chocolate industry in Africa”
Good Food Awards 2011
Named to 40 Under 40 list of people "changing the way Americans eat and drink .."
Magazine - November, 2010 - 40 Big Thinkers, 40 & Under
“...the chocolate was so good. I put the quality of all (bars) very, very high. Madagascar is one of those places where myth and reality merge.”
Magazine - May 31, 2010 - Made in Madagascar
“I’m awestruck. The 70% is smooth and chocolaty with a sweet-and-sour dried cherry finish. The 63% is noticeably sweeter, buttery and rich.”
Online Edition - July 2009 - Tasteful Company
“(madécasse vanilla powder is) more flavorful than vanilla extract and less expensive than whole beans.”
Magazine - December 2008 - Holiday Gifts $30 and Under
“(madécasse) hold the title of "exclusive U.S. importer of Madagascar chocolate." ...the island’s aromatic cocoa is considered to yield the world’s best dark chocolate.”
Online edition - November 2008 - Bringing Madagascar to the United States
“The unanimous favorite Madécasse Triple Vanilla Extract offered what was deemed to be the ideal vanilla flavor.”
Online edition - November 2008 - The Best Vanilla Extract