McGuire Chocolate is an artisanal chocolate producer, committed to the craft of transforming cacao beans into exquisite, uncomplicated, and high-quality chocolate.
Mark's serendipitous encounter with cacao beans occurred during his backpacking adventures in Central America. While relishing these beans as a nutritious and convenient snack, he found himself pondering the intriguing journey from cacao to chocolate.
Driven by curiosity and passion, Mark embarked on some experimental endeavors to create chocolate during his travels. This involved roasting cacao beans over an open fire, manually peeling them, and processing them through a meat grinder. His pursuit of this chocolate-making journey continued as he returned to Calgary, laden with suitcases brimming with cacao beans, in search of a mentor in the art of chocolate making.
Mark soon realized that although there were many individuals in the world of chocolate, few were truly engaged in the meticulous process of crafting chocolate from the very essence of the cacao bean.