The story of how our family, with no experience in chocolate making, started a chocolate company is truly one of opportunity and co-operation.
We started on this exciting journey in 1998 when the opportunity arose to purchase an old cocoa plantation in St Mark, Grenada.
Since then, through laughter and tears we have evolved into the business we are today. We believe that the cocoa bean is truly amazing as it gives us treats from chocolate bars, to cocoa tea, chocolate for baking. This has prompted our dedication to exploring the cocoa bean.
We pride ourselves in being a bean to bar chocolate producer. This means that we have control over the production process from the bean to our chocolate bars, cocoa powder, cocoa butter and all our other cocoa products.
We use Trinitario cocoa beans. As the name implies, this type of fine flavour bean originated right here in Trinidad. We use the best practices to develop world class fine flavour chocolate bars and cocoa products.
Our beans are sourced from two places: Gran Couva, Trinidad and Tobago and our estate in St Mark, Grenada. We are committed to continually working with farmers to ensure fair prices and good working conditions.
RICHARD AND LOIS
We are family business. This is embodied in all that we do and our name is no different. It reflects the name of the members of our family. Arendel is a combination of the letters "R" and "L", the first initials of the owners, Richard and Lois.
Arendel, for us, evokes the rich culture and history of fine cocoa. It represents our aspirations to build our company as well as the cocoa industry in Trinidad and Tobago. We believe that this will be achieved through working closely with farmers, our community and other local chocolate makers.