A Visit with a Sponsored Child Leads to a Chocolate Making Business

Maureen Nikado founder of Moku Chocolate in Philomath, Oregon cooks up batches of single-origin chocolate, from bean to bar, and says you can really taste the difference. She has an interesting back story as to how she became a chocolate maker. She’s sponsored children from Nicaragua for decades, and the first time she went there to meet one of those children face to face, she took a tour of a chocolate facility and learned about the entire process, beginning with growing the cocoa beans.

Listen to Maureen’s story here:

Moku’s single-origin dark chocolate bars are made with just three ingredients–cocoa beans, organic sugar, and organic cocoa butter.  Moku Chocolates are sold online but also at Market of Choice, Corvallis Coop and Nikado’s trying to get into New Seasons Market


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