Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hiraya Artisan Chocolates - Proudly Pinoy, World Class!

Hello po! A few moons ago, I was able to attend and blog about Hiraya Artisan Chocolates, Inc. by Filipino Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Company. See the article HERE.

Now let us get to know Hiraya's roots in-depth:

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Hiraya Chocolates

* HIRAYA is an ancient Filipino word which means “the fruit of one’s hopes, dreams, and aspirations”
* We are a Filipino bean-to-bar chocolate company who sources cacao directly from local farmers
* We follow sustainable, socially conscious practices, and fair trade principles

Our Story

* March 2010: Graduated as Professional Chocolate Maker and Professional Chocolatier from Ecole Chocolat
* April 2014: Social Entrepreneurship Business Camp
* Feb 2015: Business Registration
* Dec 2015: BPI Sinag Business Challenge / Crowdfunding Campaign
* May 2016: Acquired Our First Retailer

Mission Vision Impact

* Our mission is to improve the lives of our cacao farmer communities through direct and fair trade
* Our vision is to produce a strong brand of fine quality chocolate and chocolate products
* To date, we have one (1) community composed of 58 farmers in Brgy. Malabog, Davao City

Social Entrepreneurship

* Combines business with do good mentality
* Contributes to a sense of local identity and supports local economy
* Profit oriented but at its core also tackles and helps provide solutions for social issues
* Our efforts have since provided +200% in income for our community of farmers in Davao

Our Products

* 72% Dark Chocolate Single-Origin Davao (85g)
* Flavor Profile: fruity with just a slight hint of bitterness
* 100% locally sourced ingredients, all-natural, hand harvested cacao
* No preservatives, no additives, no artificial flavors, suitable for vegans
* SRP: PHP180.00

* Hiraya x Kalsada Chocolate Bar with Coffee Nibs (70g)
* Flavor Profile: strong and robust coffee notes
* Featuring premium coffee beans sourced from the highlands of Sitio Belis, Benguet Province
* Collaboration with Kalsada Coffee—a social enterprise
based in Manila and Seattle that promotes specialty coffee from the Philippines
* SRP: PHP200.00

As Featured In

* BPI Foundation’s Sinag Business Challenge 2015, Top 40 Semi-Finalist
* TheSparkProject.com, Oct-Dec 2015
* WhenInManila.com, Nov 30, 2015
* Spot.ph, Dec 18, 2015
* ANC Green Living, Aired Feb 9, 2016
* Yummy Magazine, April 2016 Issue
* Breakfast Magazine, Nov 23, 2016
* Michelin Guide Singapore, Feb 15, 2017
* Pepper.ph, Feb 19, 2017
* The Thinking Consumer, May 2017

Contact Us

* Office c/o Roots Katipunan Unit 106 FBR Arcade Bldg., 317 Katipunan Avenue Loyola Heights, Quezon City
* Mobile: Arvin Peralta 0917-8511685
* Email: hirayachocolates@gmail.com
* Online: www.hirayachocolates.com
* Social Media: Facebook.com/HirayaChocolates Instagram @hirayachocolates

Filipino Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Company

I can say that Hiraya is truly delectable and finely made. Each bite gives pure, unadulterated cacao goodness that everyone deserves to enjoy! Let's all support local! Thanks for reading the PR for Hiraya Chocolates! :)

2 comments:

  1. Uy, type ko yun dark chocolate! What's good about this brand is that you also get to help the farmers when you purchase their product.

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    1. Yes! Hindi masyado matamis at marami health benefits ang dark. I agree, with this brand we get to help our countrymen - that's great about suppporting local @Jhake :)

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