Press Coverage

January 29, 2019

TO'AK ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

It’s hard to imagine a world without chocolate, but over the past century disease has repeatedly devastated the cacao trees needed to produce it. Today these precious trees are in jeopardy once again, only this time the stakes are much higher. Archeologist and correspondent Jago Cooper traveled to Ecuador to meet individuals who are fighting to save the world’s favorite flavor...

March 06, 2018

TO’AK IN THE WSJ

Ecuador-based chocolate maker To’ak sources its cacao beans from just 322 trees of the 5,300-year-old Nacional species, which was thought to be extinct until 2009, when To’ak’s co-founders...

March 01, 2018

TO'AK IN SHERIDAN ROAD

Ecuador’s leading agricultural institute had previously tested 11,000 cacao trees in search of Nacional survivors, but only found six that were genetic matches. But of 16 old-growth cacao trees that Toth found...

February 16, 2018

TO'AK IN ATLAS OBSCURA

While the industry was once mostly milk chocolate marketed to kids, it’s increasingly common for adults to buy expensive truffles and visit artisanal chocolate factories. To’ak just represents a (hopeful) leap into...

February 09, 2017

TO’AK ON CNBC

This is the world's most expensive chocolate bar. Price tag: $345 for less than 2 oz! It's called the To'ak Chocolate bar and it's made from a cacao bean called "Nacional", which is found in the rainforest...

November 26, 2016

TO’AK IN LA TIMES

I had the chance to taste the To’ak chocolate bar and came away impressed by the two young men behind it, fascinated by their story — and by their fabulous, deep-flavored chocolate, like nothing I’ve...

November 17, 2016

TO'AK IN ROBB REPORT

To’ak chocolate is dark chocolate, the best way to truly enjoy chocolate as it has the highest concentration of flavonoids, the same compounds that flavour wine. Each year produces only a limited...

September 26, 2016

TO'AK IN THE GUARDIAN

To’ak, which roughly translates as terroir in ancient dialects of Ecuador, comes from Finca Sarita, a remote farm in Ecuador where you can also experience the flavours of the rainforest...

February 24, 2015

TO'AK IN DAILY MAIL

It is the most expensive pure dark chocolate in the world without any fancy stuff like gold leaves or diamonds in it to increase its value. We produce our chocolate in the country of origin and focus a single origin...

February 10, 2015

TO'AK ON FOX (AGAIN)

It has a very, very deep chocolate flavor but without an exceptionally bitter aftertaste characteristic of many 70 percent and over dark chocolate bars. We noted hints of vanilla, cherry, burnt caramel, and...

February 06, 2015

TO'AK ON FOX

It’s a love letter from To’ak co-founder Jerry Toth, a Chicago native who has a house in Ecuador. It was there that he got the idea for To’ak, the cacao culled from a 1,000-acre forest featuring trees that survived...